Twitter Music to Encourage Discovery and Spread of New Music

April 18, 2013 | Jasmine A. Koster

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos

Twitter's new music app, Twitter Music, is coming soon. The app is expected to expand users' music horizons by making it easy to find trending songs and artists. Although details are still scarce, we can piece together some information from the few clues that are currently available.

The app will recommend music by scanning the feeds of more than 200 million Twitter users. Most likely, its suggestions will be personalized after the app analyzes the listening habits of a user's friends. The New York Times believes that words being used to promote Twitter Music describes "an application that could scan users' Twitter feeds, update their profiles and even post tweets, suggesting an ability to alert users about the music their friends were listening to."

Currently, the app is only available to "influencers" such as celebrities, but its release is anticipated within a week.

The Telegraph expects that clips from Soundcloud and music videos from Vevo will be available through the app. This should allow users to share their own audio recordings through Soundcloud and watch music videos from major record labels hosted on Vevo.

Services speculated to be partnering with Twitter Music include iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and YouTube. We Are Hunted, a service that uses social media chat to recommend new music, also recently announced they are joining Twitter. We Are Hunted shut down its own site after Twitter bought the company, possibly to reposition the service as part of its forthcoming app.

Keep an eye on the #music page to be the first to use it, and exchange your favorite new music with all your friends.

Topics: NEWS

Featured Videos

Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Views: 152,830
Path to the Pros 2015: Trae Waynes Path to the Pros 2015: Trae Waynes Views: 80,502
Path to the Pros 2015: Marcus Mariota Path to the Pros 2015: Marcus Mariota Views: 1,270,518
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds
Views: 43,626,320
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 12,144,153
Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout
Views: 896,437
Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill
Views: 6,866,256
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,501,395

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
The Ultimate 2015 NBA Playoffs Playlist

The Ultimate 2015 NBA Playoffs Playlist

Music in Sports: Michael Beasley's 'A Thousand Miles' Solo

Music in Sports: Michael Beasley's 'A Thousand Miles' Solo

Music in Sports Roundup: Rapper Lil B Curses James Harden

Music in Sports Roundup: Rapper Lil B Curses James Harden

Music in Sports Roundup: Patrick Kane Sings 'Free Fallin'

Music in Sports Roundup: Patrick Kane Sings 'Free Fallin'

Music in Sports Roundup: Billie Jean King Does 'Billie Jean'

Music in Sports Roundup: Billie Jean King Does 'Billie Jean'

Music in Sports Roundup: Coach K Dances and Listens to Meek Mill

Music in Sports Roundup: Coach K Dances and Listens to Meek Mill

YardBarker