Twitter seems to be moving into the music scene as the company confirms its acquisition of the team behind the music discovery site We Are Hunted. According to We Are Hunted “we will continue to create services that will delight you, as part of the Twitter team,” to unveil the music-related service that they’ve been working on.
“There’s no question that Twitter and music go well together. Artists turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and discover new songs and albums every day.”
The microblogging service has been rumored to be launching a new standalone music service that will use third-party services like iTunes or Soundcloud to provide music clips while videos will be provided by Vevo. The app itself would suggest artists and tracks to users based on their Twitter feeds metadata along with who they follow.. According to sources at AllThingsD, the app may make its debut this weekend at Coachella, a yearly music festival in California that attracts some of the music industry’s top talents. The app seems to be in its final stages as Ryan Seacrest has tweeted about playing with Twitter’s new music app.
playing with @twitter‘s new music app (yes it’s real!)…there’s a serious dance party happening at idol right now
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 11, 2013