Twitter To Launch Music App This Weekend, Confirms Acquisition Of We Are Hunted
Twitter will launch its much rumored music discovery app this weekend at Coachella according to AllThingsD. Twitter also finally confirmed its acquisition of the We Are Hunted music discovery site, as apart of this broader move into music. Hypebot first reported the acquisition in March.
"While we are shutting down wearehunted.com, we will continue to create
services that will delight you, as part of the Twitter team," We Are
Hunted posted yesterday on it's site ."There's no question that Twitter and music go well together," the post continued. "Artists
turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and
discover new songs and albums every day. We can't wait to share what
we've been working on at Twitter."
The Twitter Music App
WeAreHunted has developed proprietary search technology that
continuously scans the web to find new music that is creating buzz. That
same technology will likely power the new Twitter Music app. The app is rumored to suggest new music based on the artists the user follows on
Twitter with Soundcloud, iTunes and VEVO all delivering content.