Twitter has been rumored to be rolling out its own music application and it appears that the company is on the cusp of finally rolling it out to the public. The application is being rolled out to “influencers” at the moment but music.twitter.com is expected to be made available to the general public sometime next week.
The social media giant has made itself one of the true kings of the hill and is an influencer itself right along the lines of Facebook. The site has been looking for ways to truly separate itself from its social competitors and has landed on services like promoted trends.
Last year the site took a big step forward when it comes to breaking new ground with its first ever television commercial. None of those moves would be as big as this particular music service if the social site does it up right.
Twitter is giving the first look at the music discovery site to celebrities in order to better get the word out about the application before it goes live to everyone. Tweets from Ryan Seacrest have already been popping up and more celebs should start tweeting about the app in the next few days.
There isn’t a whole lot known about everything that application can do just yet, but one of the tweets hinted that there would be a way to see what artists are trending as well as seeing some up and coming musicians.
Some investigation into what this music service is all about showed that there will be “tweeting” and “following” features. There is also apparent integration with other music apps such as Rdio, iTunes, Soundcloud and Vevo.
Other features apparently include being able to read artist biographies, charts and upcoming shows. There will also be a way to purchase music.
Are you excited about Twitter’s impending release of their music application?