A music discovery app from Twitter is currently in the works and it is all set for a launch exclusively on the iOS platform by the end of this month. Reports stemming from several sources seem to suggest that Twitter is all set to make an entry into the ‘music’ domain with a new app that will exclusively offer music discovery services. Unlike Vine, which was launched earlier this year, the music app will be available as a ‘standalone’ product. Those working closely with the product say that even non-Twitter users will be able to use the latest app.
The app that is all set to appear on iOS will be called ‘Twitter Music’ and will suggest artists and songs based on information gathered about the user. While the song suggestions will be generated by twitter, the songs themselves will be stored on and streamed to users via SoundCloud integration. The news of the app broke after CNET reported that Twitter acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted at some point in the last six months.
While neither the acquisition of We Are Hunted nor the possible launch of the Twitter Music App have been confirmed by either of the companies, most indications point to both reports being spot on. The app will apparently consist of four major options- Suggested, #NowPlaying, Emerging, and Popular. Each of them will show your suggested music recommendations, what others are listening to right now, the popular tunes and the latest additions respectively.
If a particular song is not uploaded to SoundCloud then users can listen to its preview from iTunes. This seems like a natural partnership between Apple and Twitter and will benefit both in the long run; if the whole experiment takes off! For now though, all we are waiting for is a nod from the blue bird on the Twitter Music App.