Twitter Launches Music Service #MUSIC

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published April 18, 2013


Twitter, the social media giant, launched a new music service today. The service is available at and as a free iPhone App.

Essentially, Twitter #Music is just a new chart system that ranks songs popularity based on data collected from the data in the twitter-verse. By default, users can listen to previews of songs on iTunes. There is also built-in functionality that lets users listen to songs with a premium account on Spotify or Rdio.

There are 5 types of charts that each user has access to. Here is what they are, along with their official descriptions on Twitter Music:

Popular - New music trending on Twitter
Emerging - Hidden talent found in the tweets
Suggested - Artists you might like
#NowPlaying - Tweeted by people you know
Me - Artists you follow

So there you have it. Is this the future of music? Is this just another doomed music discovery service in a marketspace that's already too crowded? Only time will tell.

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