Twitter music is coming and its going to be much sooner than you think. The word is that the microblogging service plans to launch its new standalone music application on today (Friday April 12). We’ve heard that it has launched and is available to a select group of users but will be open to the public in the coming days. Visit music.twitter.com to see whats coming and attempt to sign in (didnt work for us ).
The rumors surrounding the release of Twitter Music started when Twitter acquired the team behind We Are Hunted with views to creating such a service. Earlier today, Twitter acknowledged that it had acquired music recommendation service We Are Hunted last year and put its staff to work building the new app.
No details on exactly what Twitter music will be but signs point to users getting suggestions on artists and tracks to users based on a number of personalized signals, including the Twitter accounts a user follows on the microblogging service. Users will be able to listen to clips of music from inside the app, using third-party services like iTunes and SoundCloud; they will also be able to watch music videos provided by Vevo, the music video service owned by Universal Music and Sony.