Twitter #Music App Launches -
Twitter has finally launched its music streaming service in whatis being described as a "21st century version of themixtape."
The new service, available on the #Music site and as an app forthe Apple iPhone or iPad, launched yesterday (18th April) in theUS, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
"Twitter and music go great together. People share anddiscover new songs and albums every day," said Twitter'sStephen Philips on the company's official website.
"Many of the most-followed accounts on Twitter are musicians,and half of all users follow at least one musician. This is whyartists turn to Twitter first to connect with their fans - and whywe wanted to find a way to surface songs people are tweetingabout."
The Twitter music App works by detecting the most played tracksfrom your follower base whilts also highlighting upcoming artists.Apple iTunes will only play previews of songs as default, butpremium subscribers of Spotify and Rdio can listen to fulltracks.