It has become a fashion of sorts to follow the leader. After the Apple announced plans to launch a online music streaming App, the social micro networking giant, Twitter plans to go ahead with its App for music called the Twitter Music Service. And whats more it plans to launch it today itself.
Only yesterday the Twitter guys has confirmed that they are taking over the startup "We Are Hunted" which is incidentally a music tracking tool. Twitter now plans to integrate the startup with their own Twitter Music Service for providing better service to users.
According to the sources the App will simply be called "Twitter Music" and the music provided by this App will be hosted by popular domain SoundCloud. When you launch the App you will just have to fill in your twitter username and password to sign on into the music service. They can then personalise the kind of music they line in the in App options. Non Twitter users will also have a chance to sign in on the App there by creating new users for Twitter.
The report further adds that Twitter Music will have four main tabs. “Suggested” will recommend songs and artistes based on the artistes you like and are following plus it will also allow you to see the track your friends or the people you follow are listening to. "#NowPlaying" will give you links to songs posted by other people you follow. The next tab will be called "Popular" which you must have already guessed will give you the list of popular track on the App. The best is for the last "Emerging" tab will give you the tracks of the up and coming musicians and singers. Maybe it will also feature some of the good bathroom singers.
We Are Hunted employees are said to be currently testing the app out on Twitter which was tweeted by the company’s co-founder Stephen Phillips. The embedded music player looks exactly the same as SoundCloud’s, except for the fact that the shiny orange play button has been replaced by a Twitter blue.
If you can recollect the "We Are Hunted" website was founded in 2008 for providing easy music discovery. It pulled trends from Social networking platforms, blogs tweets and P2P networks. Acquiring it should work well for Twitter if the Twitter Music takes off. I am waiting for it to be launched to join the twitter highway to music.