Twitter are set to launch their previously-rumoured new music app this coming weekend.
The social-networking giants recently acquired audio discovery platform We Are Hunted have been looking to integrate it with their brand. Now this weekend, which just so happens to be the start of Coachella festival, will finally see the new app go live. The application will recommend music to users based on what Soundcloud tracks are currently being shared, which accounts they follow and their friends tastes.
AllThingsD report on some of the other speculated functions:
“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.”
According to a previous report on MusicWeek, the project, aptly named ‘Twitter Music’, will feature four main tabs of discovery: ‘Suggested’, ‘#NowPlaying’, ‘Popular’ and Emerging’.
It follows Twitter’s recently-launched video app Vine. The app will launch on the Twitter Music holding page here.