The music app that so many knew was coming from Twitter is finally here. Just about a week after wearehunted confirmed that it had been acquired by the micro-blogging service, Twitter #music was released on April 18, and Twitter explained the new service in a blog post:
"It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists' music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists."
Users will hear music from iTunes by default, but if you have a Spotify or Rdio account you can log in to hear full-versions of songs. Navigating to #NowPlaying will show you which songs artists have been tweeting about. You can click on an artist's avatar to see their most popular songs. You can listen to music from artists that your favorite artist follows, and more.
The Twitter #music app is now available for download.
Is Twitter getting into the music business? That is the question that the digital rumor mill is trying to answer. We Are Hunted, a music discovery site, confirmed an acquisition deal with Twitter-which reportedly took place in 2012. Combined with the invite-only music.twitter.com, it would seem that the microblogging site is preparing to get into the music game in a big way.