exclusively playing with Twitter’s #Music app

Last week, you may have seen celebrities Ryan Seacrest and Ne-Yo tweet about exclusively playing with Twitter’s #Music app. But with the app’s official release today, Seacrest and Ne-Yo’s tweets are going to the bottom of the pile.

Twitter came out on Good Morning America this morning to unveil its new music app, accessible both online and as an iOS app. Twitter integrated Rdio, Spotify, and iTunes to allow users to listen to full tracks.

Twitter #Music consists of four tabs laid out like grids of clickable artists and songs—just tap and listen. In line with Twitter’s social networking model, a “Popular” tab showcases trendy music circulating Twitter, while an “Emerging” tab highlights up-and-coming talents gleaned from tweets.

But with Twitter’s collective nature comes its personal side. A “Suggested” tab recommends artists based on artists you follow on the service and who they follow, and a “#NowPlaying” tab shares the songs that your friends are tweeting about or listening to.

Now you can tweet to the beat of your favorite tunes. With Facebook’s new Facebook Home for Androids and now Twitter’s new #Music app, social media is clearly making moves.

What’s next?

By Mina Kang

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