Sunday, April 21, 2013

Twitter adding some sound to its Tweets

It's finally here - what you have all been waiting for...Twitter music!

The music streaming industry has been starting to boom a bit as of late. Recently it was reported that Google was jumping into the music streaming ring. Now Twitter is joining the fray.

The Bird is finally going to make some noise


To be honest this wasn't really unexpected. There is money to make in music streaming, and honestly mixing music with twitter as a tool of discovering new artists seems like a cool idea.

However, there still definitely is this reoccurring theme of transparency. Sites are seeking to become so multi-faceted and versatile, and, like with smartphones, people could start to grow too dependent on or addicted to sites like Twitter (though I don't think it would ever be to the same degree as smartphones).

What do you think? Does the twitter music concept seem cool? Let me know what you think!



10 comments:

  1. I'm not a really active user of Twitter, but I could see myself starting if it's music streaming has something new to offer me. "Something new" being the key phrase here, because it seems as more and more companies are jumping into the music streaming industry, they seem to offer much of the same features that I've had for years now through sites like Last.fm, Pandora, and Spotify. It'd be nice to see some real innovation. Regarding transparency, I agree that it certainly may become an even more prevalent issue as companies like Google, Facebook, and now Twitter continue asserting themselves across all realms of the net. I guess the only way to fight it is to constantly try to stay conscious of what you're doing, because they certainly won't be slowing down anytime soon.

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  2. I don't ever use my Twitter account because I still don't really see the point in it. However, when I created my account, I saw all of my favorite music artists that I can "follow" and I agree that it was probably inevitable. With that many professional musicians already using Twitter, it would be so easy for them to introduce to you new finds and new artists that will tour with them. I don't know how the streaming will go, as far as it being on Twitter, but it sounds interesting.

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  3. I really like Twitter - especially for the ability to see what musicians and actors are doing personally. I think that Twitter being a music streaming site as well would help to get new artists discovered, but I also see it as having the potential to be a flop. I feel like people are going to have music coming separately from one tab and Twitter along with other pages up by themselves. I don't think people utilize Twitter on the computer very much, so I don't see them opening that form of social media just for the addition of music. I personally would turn to Pandora or open my iTunes library instead.

    I do think this could be a way to get people to use Twitter on their computers more regularly, because it would be a constant social means, news source and music player at the same time. Although I again don't know if this would work so well on a smartphone either. You'd most likely be playing music through another source so you could jump back and forth between social media sites, etc. I know for me if I click away from a site the music shuts off...only what's in my library keeps playing in the background.

    I see potential in this idea, but I don't think the success is going to be really drastic.

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  4. I like Twitter as it is. I think making all of these sites so multi faceted is sometimes a problem. Twitter didn't appear broken before so I don't see how adding music makes is any more appealing. The music could be successful, however like Melanie I don't think it will be a drastic success or even bring many new users to the site.

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  5. This Twitter music does sound interesting, by allowing others to learn about new artist. I know that I do not have a twitter, but incorporating music does not sound like a drastic change. Rather it just sounds interesting.

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  6. The simplicity of twitter is one of the few things I like about it. If twitter was more complicated, or had more features I probably wouldn't use it and just stick to Facebook. Contrary to what I would normally say, I don't think music would be a good addition. While I don't think its a great idea, I will with hold my final judgement until I see how well it is implemented.

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  7. I love Twitter - it is by far my favorite social media site at the moment. I agree with Melanie though about it not being used as much on the computers. I use mine on my phone most of the time. I never even have it open on my computer. I can' t say that I think I will like the Twitter music, but who knows? I never imagined I would love Twitter as much as I do so I can't say I won't try it.

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  8. Yeah I was waiting for Twitter and these social media sites to start getting on the music streaming arena. I think it's a genius way for artists and fans to connect with each other and for fans to discover new styles and forms of music. I'm not sure how it would all work, of if Twitter users will be able to actually purchase music via Twitter, but I think it's a good idea to incorporate music into the fold. Everyone loves music, of some kind, so it's relatable to almost all Twitter users. We'll see how things pan out.

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  9. I love this idea and hope it is implemented well, being able to hear the artist I'm following's new song right there within Twitter and not have to disappear into the fog of Soundcloud of the murky depth of Youtube will be a great thing!
    And as an artist myself, I am looking forward to being able to connect with fans and have the new tracks I put out be instantly available via twitter.

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  10. Personally I don't see any benefit to it. It's not hard to find new music or follow up your favorite artists. Twitter to me is already complicated with all the hashtagging and retweeting and what not. I get frustrated with Twitter because I can't ever follow a conversation. I can't even picture how that would work or look on the current Twitter layout.

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