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Twitter + We Are Hunted + SoundCloud + Vevo = A new face for music discovery?

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.

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We Are Hunted reveals Spotify app stats

“Traffic wise the numbers have ranged between 600k to 1.2M users a month,” says CTO Stephen Phillips. “One metric that surprised me a lot is the ‘time in app’ we see from our Spotify App. The average user spends nearly four hours per session using our app. That is an incredible number.”

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We Are Hunted gets an official Android app

Music discovery service We Are Hunted has launched its official Android app. The app went live in Google’s Android Market overnight, with a simple description: “Visually driven, intuitive and simple, We Are Hunted seeks to be a daily destination for music lovers looking to discover their next favourite artist.” …