Twitter Launches #Music Service and App, Check It Out!

Twitter Launches #Music Service and App

Twitter Launches #Music Service and App

Twitter has been rumored to have had a music service in the works for a while, but since we don’t dabble in rumors here at Gear Diary, we waited until it was released to cover it. Now it is out, and it isn’t as much of a ‘music service’ as it is a ‘music DISCOVERY service’, one that depends on artists being on Twitter and having their music mapped out on iTunes, Spotify or Rdio.

Twitter describes the service as “A fresh approach to finding new music by using Tweets and follows to power discovery.” The service offers charts of popular and emerging artists, or if you are like me and hate all of that, you can follow artists and listen to tracks from them on the go. Currently you can ‘Listen Now’ via iTunes, Rdio, or Spotify.”

One issue is that you can choose iTunes OR Rdio OR Spotify. You can see what happened when I tried to sign up for Spotify as well as Rdio – it just swapped one for the other.

Twitter Launches #Music Service and App

Twitter #Music is currently an iPhone-only app (optimized for iPhone 5) that does pretty much what it says. I have noted that the vast majority of jazz artists I follow are not showing up on #Music, but there might be more work they have to do to properly get hooked in. Once that happens, I am hoping that I can use this to jump from Geoffrey Keezer to Peter Hum to Chris Kelsey to Chris Potter and see who all of those artists are following and expand my listening circles even further.

Head to Twitter #Music for more information, or to the iTunes App Store and grab Twitter #Music now!

Have you grabbed it? What do you think?

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!