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Twitter #Music App Launches

Twitter #Music App Launches -

Twitter has finally launched its music streaming service in what is being described as a "21st century version of the mixtape."

The new service, available on the #Music site and as an app for the Apple iPhone or iPad, launched yesterday (18th April) in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

"Twitter and music go great together. People share and discover new songs and albums every day," said Twitter's Stephen Philips on the company's official website.

"Many of the most-followed accounts on Twitter are musicians, and half of all users follow at least one musician. This is why artists turn to Twitter first to connect with their fans - and why we wanted to find a way to surface songs people are tweeting about."

The Twitter music App works by detecting the most played tracks from your follower base whilts also highlighting upcoming artists. Apple iTunes will only play previews of songs as default, but premium subscribers of Spotify and Rdio can listen to full tracks.

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