Twitter Music App Now in Beta
It wasn't too long ago where it was reported that Twitter had acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted. While both parties are still keeping details on what they are working on under lock and key. Ironically, thanks to Twitter, we can now confirm that there is a Twitter music app on the way as Ryan Seacrest of 'American Idol' tweeted that he was playing around with it and his tweets were then retweeted by Twitter's VP of Business and Corporate Development, Kevin Thau.
Besides hosting American Idol and myriad of other entertainment-related work, Seacrest also hosts the radio show 'American Top 40' (available on Fly FM on Saturdays and Sundays), there's no shock that the app founds its way into his hands. As seen in the screenshots below, Seacrest also mentions “trending” songs, so there may be some sort of integration between his show and the new app.
Over the years, Twitter has evolved from just a mere microblog into a hub for all media: news, photos, videos and now, music. All of the pieces are falling into place, and the platform is strong enough to handle all of it now, probably for the first time. Instead of relying on third-party services to bring content to them, tools are now being built to share and interact with the content within the platform. This doesn't mean Twitter is morphing into a “media company,” but it is now a platform that supports all of the top media types.
A standalone music app brings about a huge list of possibilities especially as a revenue source. With enhanced Twitter cards, fans of music would be able to find the music that their friends are sharing, buy tracks on the spot and re-share it. These are some features that would definitely make music labels very excited and happy.