Twitter has today launched its rumoured #music service which, in their words, “will change the way people find music”.
The new #music service makes full use of all of Twitter’s internal data – Tweets, Retweets, Favourites, Replies etc… to provide a real-time selection of the most popular tracks – which you can then listen to via iTunes, Spotify or Rdio.
There are five different categories:
- Popular – all of the current most popular tracks across the Twitterverse right now
- Emerging – ‘hidden talent found in the Tweets’ – God knows how they’re working that out!
- Suggested – which is a list of artists you might like, which I guess is based on the musicians you currently follow
- #NowPlaying – songs that people you follow are currently listening to
- Me – songs by artists you currently follow
Looking at the above categories, I can kind of see how Twitter #music could work quite well – especially the #NowPlaying and Me ones, as you can have much more control on those in terms of who you are following. It’s Pinterest-style design is pretty nice too:
Try out Twitter #music here: music.twitter.com and let me know what you think of it.