Twitter Launches The #Music App

"twitter mixtape"Micro blogging site Twitter have launched their new #music app for users of the service to be able to share and keep up to date with the latest releases from artists.

The new app for Twitter users will recommend new music based on the artists that they follow on Twitter with this new app being described as a 21st century version of a mixtape.

If you are a fan of One Direction or Adele on Twitter then you will be able to keep up to date with the latest music from the artists through the app.

As well as connecting users to their favourite artists the app will also show music that is being tweeted by their friends and followers on Twitter in a screen with the hashtag #NowPlaying allowing people to be able to share their musical tastes quickly and easily through Twitter.

The new #music app is now available for users in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and can be downloaded for the Apple phone or iPad.

A post on the official blog site of Twitter said: “Twitter and music go great together.  People share and discover new songs and albums everyday.

“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 launch of the new #music app has seen twitter collaborate with Apple iTunes along with the streaming services provided by Spotify and Rdio.

At the moment the service only allows people to be able to listen to a preview of the songs being tweeted about through iTunes, however any premium subscribers to Spotify and Rdio will be able to listen to these tracks in full through the Twitter app.

It is yet to be seen if this latest app from Twitter will be able to bring it in line with other multi media platforms such as Facebook but it is certainly a step in the right direction and promises to be a great way for emerging artists to create a buzz about their music through the social media site.

the app has not been met with much enthusiasm from some music industry insiders who wonder if people really will be all that interested in knowing what the people who they follow are listening to.

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