Twitter is ready to take on the Music world with a new application. The new service is expected to launch on Friday according to reports.
A standalone music app has been a long-rumored addition to Twitter’s arsenal and now it seems like it’s ready to take flight. Rumors came to a head when American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest tweeted about the upcoming application on Thursday. In a moment the startup “We Are Hunted” soon announced it had been acquired by Twitter.
So far the music application highlights popular music content at a specific time. Much like how Twitter highlights trending content, a merger of these two simple ideas is what is expected from the application. Add to that the ability to purchase music and suggest new music to customers, and you have yourself a business venture.
The application will be a streaming-only service, allowing Soundcloud clips for customer to listen to inside the app or watch music videos from Vevo. This according to AllThingsD. As of right now there is no word on whether the app will land on iOS, Android or both.