Twitter is introducing a music streaming application that will let users listen to their favorite tracks while tweeting. This will probably help users to discover the listening habits of their friends and followers, as well. However, what form of the music application from Twitter will take, is not so clear. Meanwhile, a Twitter Music website is now live, at http://music.twitter.com, confirming that the service is on its way.
Thursday Twitter announced its acquisition of We Are Hunted, a music discovery service that creates trending charts for music being played online, and allows users to listen to their favorite songs as well as discover new artists
On Friday, Twitter included a page on their website containing Twitter’s logo with “#music”, and a sign-in tab at the bottom. Attempting to sign-in, redirects users to an authorization request for an app called “Trending Music Web”, although it does not grant users and page remains same as it is.
Since its acquisition by Twitter, We Are Hunted founder Stephen Phillips has tweeted several playable tracks coming from both Rdio and Soundcloud, implying that both services may be part of Twitter’s imminent app.
It’s unclear exactly what Trending Music Web is, the name implies it could be the web portion of a wider, cross-platform Trending Music service. The #music site’s sign-in button is currently non-functional, but with the page already available to view at such an obvious URL, I’d expect it to go live soon enough.