Music To Their Ears - Latest Social Media Updates On Twitter
Social Media Updates See Twitter Launch #Music
Twitter is ready to rock after its latest round of social media updates. Twitter has unveiled a new music app designed to change the way people discover new artists and songs. The social networking site said #Music would suggest tracks based on whom a user follows and bring the most popular songs and emerging artists to the fore. This will expand the opportunities available to new artists trying to make their impression on the world as well as provide a new promotional channel for known artists.
In a blog post about the new social media updates, Twitter's Stephen Philips said, "Today, we're releasing Twitter #Music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists' music-related Twitter activity front and centre: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists." #Music takes recommendations among peers to a new level.
#Music Boosts Musicians' Social Media Strategies
Music can be played through the app itself or on services such as Rdio, Spotify and iTunes. Users can also tweet songs directly from the app. The launch follows intense speculation over Twitter's next move, which comes after Facebook introduced a music feature that allows people to listen to songs with their friends.
According to Twitter, many of the accounts with the most followers are those of musicians so #Music will certainly be a boost to their social media strategies. Half of its users also follow at least one artist. Mr Philips said, "This is why artists turn to Twitter first to connect with their fans - and why we wanted to find a way to surface songs people are tweeting about."
A handful of artists have already made positive comments about the new Twitter service. Singer and songwriter Moby described the app as a "really interesting music resource" while musician Jason Mraz tweeted, "Thanks to my friends @TwitterMusic for sharing your new app and connecting us thru music."
Further #Music Social Media Updates Planned
If music brings people together, what better place to promote and discuss it than on one of the biggest sharing platforms in the world. The #Music app is available for download from the Apple's App Store in the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and there are plans to bring the service to more countries as well as the Android eco-system in the future. Keep an eye out, leading Twitter musicians Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga will no doubt be incorporating #Music into their social media strategies very soon.