Twitter is one of the most popular apps in the world, especially with iPhone users. We know Twitter to be a type of social networking site where we can express feelings or follow celebrities. But now Twitter is taking it a step further, they just introduced a new app on Thursday for iPhone users called Twitter #Music, hence the hash tag. This new app is designed solely for music lovers and musicians. Twitter says this new app is to help Twitter users to discover new music and artists.
Here’s how the app works, based on your twitter followers the app recommends songs and artists based on whom you follow and what musicians they follow. Twitter hopes this app leads to sharing new music and purchasing the music you like on iTunes. Some people are skeptical whether or not this app will help artists make more of a profit but I think it’s a really cool idea. This app seems like a great way for new and up coming artists to get their music out there.
The design of the app is also very cool and unique. Just like the trending topics on the original Twitter app the Twitter #Music app has a popular page for music. There is a suggestion tab which suggests new artists to you and also a now playing tab which shows you who your friends and followers are listening to. The app has a really simple yet sleek design that many people will find interesting. I am interested in seeing how long this app stays popular and whether or not it will benefit the music industry.