Twitter to Launch Music App This Weekend?

Maybe.  That’s what CNET reports:

Twitter is rumored to be preparing for the launch this weekend of its much rumored Twitter Music app.

The microblogging service plans to launch its standalone music app tomorrow, sources familiar with the matter tell AllThingsD. Still other sources say the app will launch during this weekend’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, but not necessarily tomorrow. 

Gizmag reports the following:

Twitter’s first foray into music isn’t a standalone store, subscription service, or digital locker. It’s more of a discovery service. It uses your personal data (artists you follow, artists your friends like, etc.) to recommend music you might like. You can then listen to (or watch) samples in the app via partnerships with third-party services like iTunes, Soundcloud, and Vevo.

Twitter built the app using technology from the startup We Are Hunted, which it bought sometime in the last year. It too focused on music discovery, and was created by a small group of Australian developers in 2009.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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