Twitter Launches Recommendation-based #Music App


Let someone ELSE decide what you should listen to, eh?

 By Fred Mills

 If I told you that these were some of the hot artists in our universe right now – Psy, Pink, Deadmau5, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Paramore, Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, David Guetta, etc. – you’d reply, “Yo man, you nutsaks at Blurt is wack!” Right? Right? C’mon folks, I know you’re out there, I can hear you breathing…

 But fear not; those are simply the artists who, as of this writing, are trending at the top of the new Twitter #Music app universe. You can find it right here (if, based on those listed above, you dare), as it is a free app that helps you see what Twitter users are tweeting about, in categories of “Emerging” (hidden talent) and “Popular” (see: above crap), plus tabs for song suggestions and for people you follow.

 As Twitter notes in a blog post: “It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app….The songs on Twitter #music currently come from three sources: iTunes, Spotify or Rdio. By default, you will hear previews from iTunes when exploring music in the app. Subscribers to Rdio and Spotify can log in to their accounts to enjoy full tracks that are available in those respective catalogs. We will continue to explore and add other music service providers.”

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