CNET have revealed that Twitter is currently building a standalone music app, set to be launched this month.
The company reportedly bought fledgling music sharing service We Are Hunted, and are re-jigging and re-branding it as Twitter Music.
The service suggests tracks to Twitter users based on artists they already follow, using SoundCloud to stream these tracks to the app. It also offers up tracks that are tagged #NowPlaying by users you follow, suggests tracks that are trending on We Are Hunted, and contains an ‘Emerging’ tab for up-and-coming artists.
This move into the world of music streaming might be enough to bury Facebook, halt Spotify and do significant damage to other discovery services. That is, if it actually entices users to engage with it.
Source: The Music Network