Twitter recently launched it’s new feature, #TwitterMusic. If you log on to www.music.twitter.com you can view what people that you follow are listening to – it’s quite amazing!
As you can see from the above screen shot, there’s a very simple page that gives you the option to choose what category you would like to listen to. If you click on #nowPlaying you will be directed to a page where you can see what music people that you follow listen to. As you can see below, on the left is a pop up that tells you to what you are listening to. In my example I was listening to Labrinth, I had an option to click on the iTunes banner and it would take me to iTunes to buy the song I was listening to. Next to iTunes you have an option to write a new tweet.
When you post a tweet from Music.Twitter.com you can write whatever you feel and it has a link to iTunes and a hashtag (np) that you can’t delete.
Here is the tweet I sent when I was listening to Adele. The words Checking out #TwitterMusic new app! #nowPlaying are mine, the np @mouse – madness and the link was inserted automatically by twitter.
Let’s say you listened to an awesome song and don’t know the artist, what can you do? It’s simple – you just click on the artist’s name and a ‘profile’ page opens up like this:
As you can see, you can view A.M SNiPER‘s normal profile with his followers, who he follows and other music. Quote ‘awesome’!
The other thing to note is that all songs play for a mere 15 seconds or so if I’m not mistaken. When a song is played, Twitter ‘sends’ you another song. But what happens if you want to listen to the full track?
Here is where Spotify and rdio.com come in – in fact you can choose any service you like to listen to songs in full.
Because I’use Spotify a lot, I will continue to use Spotify 🙂 You will just have to accept that Twitter can give Spotify your ‘music’ details…