Twitter #Music App Launches -
Twitter has finally launched its music streaming service in what
is being described as a "21st century version of the
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
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