Twitter to Release Standalone 'Twitter Music' iOS App

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    CNET is reporting that Twitter has acquired a music discovery service and plans to release a standalone music app. The company reportedly acquired We Are Hunted, "one of the world's leading music discovery services" according to the company's website. The site now says the service is "not available at the moment".
    Rumors of new music services have been popular recently, with Apple and Google are both reported to be working on new subscriptions services, though those efforts appear to be significantly different from Twitter Music.

    Article Link: Twitter to Release Standalone 'Twitter Music' iOS App
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    ZacNicholson

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Indiana
  3. macrumors 6502a

    CrazyForApple

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
  5. macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Location:
    London, UK
    #5
    A company that knows nothing about licensing or music and absolutely nothing about making software given the state of their apps, wants to make music software?

    Well this won't at all be a complete bloody disaster, I'm sure.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    SockRolid

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Location:
    Almost Rock Solid
    #6
    A standalone music app? From Twitter?

    Twitter, dude, you have got to be ****** kidding.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    street.cory

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    #7
    What are they doing?

    Twitter went from an open and simplistic platform to closed and over-complicated platform. Should have taken advice from Steve Jobs; "Not try to do everything. Do one thing well."
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    thedeejay

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada.
  9. macrumors 65816

    lunaoso

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Location:
    New England, USA
  10. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    #10
    I like where you're at here. I'd like to get in on the ground floor. I can contribute nothing, but since everyone else is doing it, I will need to brand my own music player before the craze passes.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

    SockRolid

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Location:
    Almost Rock Solid
    #11
    Think of it this way. Now there's a whole new meaning for #failwhale.
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    autrefois

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere in the USA
    #12
    "perch" — I see what they did there...
     
  13. macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    #13
    So Twitter is ditching the whole 140 character social network and moving to a 140 cent music network?
     
  14. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
  15. macrumors 6502a

    JUiCEJamie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    #15
    Might I be the only person excited by this!?

    Facebook never truly integrated a seamless music streaming experience for unsigned artists like MySpace created. Okay, there is Spotify - but unless you can get a publishing deal, or use a third party service to put it online for you it can be difficult.

    I'm not sure what twitter have planned, but with the amount of acts using twitter as group/band pages, this could be interesting. If they can seamlessly make a group/band profile allow music to be played to its users, they're on to a winner.
     
  16. macrumors 68000

    cclloyd

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Location:
    Alpha Centauri A
    #16
    Prepare for "I'm listening to X by Y on TwitterMusic!" tweets flooding your timeline.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Location:
    Winter Springs, FL
    #17
    iTunes and Spotify have this marketing cornered. I just don't see this going well for Twitter.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    #18
    I went to the @TwitterMusic feed. Found tweets like this. Meetings crazy enough to hold soda cans with your mouth in square crop photos.

    https://twitter.com/TwitterMusic/status/310113870209503233

    I cringed as I scrolled through the feed. :/

    Sure, there are many turns this could take, but at least that user near gave me a headache with completely random tweets about completely random bands... Who meticulously walk through it and actually listen to all that?
     
  19. CJK
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    The Mountain Empire
    #19
    throw stuff at the wall ...

    ... and see what generates revenue.

    Twitter management doesn't seem to have a clue what Twitter actually *IS*.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    #20
    So yet another entity is trying to capitalize on the craze of making money serving advertising to "free" music listeners, while music creators don't get crap for compensation.

    I wish I had been laser focused on making music as a youngster because there was still potential to make money on music back then. Now music is just another commodity to throw around to attract advertising targets. Just like the photography and design market. Flooded with material and no value, nor any respect for content makers. Aaaannd just like the tech support business (no skill required, just so long as you buy certifications... and good luck getting a job anyway).

    What do people do for skilled work these days? Surgery?
     

Share This Page