Twitter will release a music-specific application later this month, right after its acquisition of hipster music discovery program We Are Hunted late a year ago, based on a report by CNet.
Part of Twitter’s strategy to redouble on specific media services, a Twitter Music application would be released for iOS devices, based on CNet, permitting users to adhere to their favourite artists and songs and share recommendations with friends, in addition to follow customised recommendations based on their account.
The offer could be big news for Soundcloud, the Berlin-based music sharing program, which would certainly power the streaming on the application.
Staff at We Are Hunted happen to be tweeting tests while using hashtag nowplaying for a month. The trial application has incorporated a short tour, links to “suggestions” and “popular” and an rising artists section. Adhere to an artist and the application raises their Soundcloud biography and track previews on the iTunes Store.
Music is among the most strong genres for Twitter, with 7 of the top 10 most adopted users in the music business. Justin Bieber lately pipped Lady Gaga to the top spot with 35.9 million followers. Gaga bio: “Where pop sucks the tits of art” has 35 million, then Katy Perry with 33.5 million and Rihanna with 28.8 million.
We Are Hunted’s site transpired after news broke of the new service and the acquisition, which was completed in the past 6 months, Net noted. The website began in Australia in 2009 by Stephen Phillips, Richard Slatter and Michael Doherty.
The team is now located in San Francisco, with less than 10 people. Aggregating data from social sites and streams over the web, We Are Hunted charts trending artists and tracks, allowing users stream music and share recommendations via mobile and tablet applications, and web site.
We Are Hunted was financed by Australian entrepreneur Graeme Wood, who introduced in January that he is buying the Guardian’s new operation in Australia.
Stephen Phillips lately informed the blog Liisten how music discovery is regarding harvesting taste.
“2013 would have been a huge year for Hunted,” he said. “We will possibly become among the world’s most significant music providers, or we will disappear as a footnote in the long history of songs startups.
“We are performing on the next version of Hunted at this time, and we are moving for the fences. I think we are doing issues no one has ever done. I notice the data we are accumulating, and I know we will offer fans a view of music world no one has seen just before. We truly hope everyone loves it.”
Twitter Music ties a highly aggressive digital music sector with a eager audience, but few services even at the size of Spotify with its 6 000 0000 paying subscribers succeeding in both making a profit and fulfilling artists.
Twitter has been improving its industrial model, rolling out promoted trends, promoted tweets and marketed accounts, and may have the ability to leverage its substantial scale and network of third-party services to produce revenues from commission on ticket sales or paid downloads.