Cat, meet pigeons. Twitter not only quietly acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted last year, according to several reports yesterday, but it’s preparing to release a standalone Twitter Music app on iOS that will stream songs from SoundCloud and videos from Vevo for music fans.
There are a lot of implications to process. Details first: although neither Twitter nor We Are Hunted have yet confirmed the reports. CNET broke the story, claiming that “Twitter Music suggests artists and songs to listen to based on a variety of signals, and is personalized based on which accounts a user follows on Twitter.”
The story claimed the app will have four main tabs: Suggested to recommend songs based on the artists and users you follow; #NowPlaying for songs tweeted by people you follow using that hashtag; Popular for trending tracks; and Emerging for up-and-coming artists.