New Twitter app helps users discover music


Twitter has rolled out a new music application that allows users to discover new tracks based on the artists they already follow.
The service is available on the #Music site and can be downloaded as an app for the iPad or iPhone in countries including the UK, France, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Music samples are automatically played through iTunes, but consumers with accounts for plugged-in music services like Spotify or Rdio can access whole tracks through those.
In a blog post on the social network’s official website, Twitter’s Stephen Philips said the platform allows consumers to share and discover new songs and albums every day.
He explained many of the most-followed Twitter accounts belong to musicians and half of all users follow at least one artist, adding: “This is why artists turn to Twitter first to connect with their fans – and why we wanted to find a way to surface songs people are tweeting about.”
The app both detects the most popular tracks being played by the people users follow to ensure they find bands or singers suited to their tastes and highlights emerging artists.