The anticipated music application from Twitter has been released to the public today; having had a limited release to a handful of celebrities last week. The app, suitably named #Music, allows users to discover new music, listen to artists through Rdio or Spotify, view concert and tour dates, along with watching videos on Vevo or YouTube and purchasing music via the iTunes store.
Following the usual Twitter format, users can view which artists are most popular or ‘trending’ across the social media platform, as well as viewing up and coming artists who are not as well recognised. In addition, there are also two more tabs which highlight artists through the people you follow and personal music taste.
#Music is now available on the web as well as the iTunes store (Android users will have to wait a while longer). With rave reviews from the early-bird celebrities, partnered with specifically developed technology from We Are Hunted – which will hopefully rule out any problematic issues, which Twitter app Vine faced – #Music may have filled an unknown gap in the music industry, intelligibly interlinking it with social media.
(Written on April 18, 2013 )