Posts Tagged ‘twitter music’
Tech companies love to poach employees from each other. Twitter steals employees from Google with such frequency, one would think they had someone on the inside sourcing candidates!
So we guess Twitter doesn’t view it as too much of a big deal to lose it’s “music VP” to one of the Twitter co-founders, Biz Stone’s, new startup, Jelly. But this is the third person’s he’s brought on from the Twitters – will there be more?
Launching on the App Store later today and rolling out at music.twitter.com as we speak, Twitter Music is available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and streams music from three sources: iTunes (the default), Spotify or Rdio.
This is a dual announcement: An aqui-hire and an app development.
We told you Twitter was planning to launch its own music app – and now it has! Well, it kind of has. It will be made available to the unverified masses soon enough.
And this music app launch will be made possible by Twitter’s latest aqui-hire: We Are Hunted.
Lots of talk of Twitter card integration around these parts the past few days. And now we have another to add to the list: Soundtracking.
You can now expand tweets with attached Soundtracking media and listen in along with your friends.
You love Twitter so much you would marry it, but some days it’s just the same old ho hum and you’ve been searching for something (non-icky) to spice the experience up.
Melotweet resolves this dilemma, turning tweets into musical notes (on your iPad or Android tablet) and also adding a cut little gaming element.
It’s enough to get you over the hump when you’re bored – trust me.
Hip hop icon Snoop Dogg is urging all aspiring musicians to embrace Twitter if they want to succeed because the platform has become the “number one” tool for any artist.
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, credits Twitter with keeping him in the limelight.
“I feel it’s the number one key in music right now,” he says, “Having that relationship with fans where it’s not based on your record label, it’s based on you. When you are tweeting, it’s not about what label you’re on, it’s about you dealing with your fans directly.”