Sources: Twitter music app to launch this weekend

Sources: Twitter music app to launch this weekend
According to sources familiar with Twitter's plans, the company plans on announcing a new stand alone music app during this weekend's Coachella music festival in California. The app will recommend artists and specific tunes based on certain information including the Twitter accounts of artists that you follow, and artists that your followers follow. Despite the use of a Twitter account to glean this information, you do not have to be a Twitter account holder to use the music app, according to those in the know. However, those with a Twitter account will be able to use more features.

The app is said to contain four tabs including one for "Suggested" tunes that the service things you might enjoy. The "#NowPlaying" tab plays songs being played by followers using the same hashtag while "Popular" plays songs that are trending. "Emerging" offers you songs and artists that are up and coming. Clips of music can be played inside the app thanks to third party music services like Soundcloud and iTunes while music videos can be viewed from Vevo which is a service formed by Universal Music and Sony.

In a timely announcement made earlier on Thursday, Twitter announced that last year it had purchased the music site We Are Hunted and used the acquired crew to help it build the new app.

source: AllThingsD via Slashgear

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