Twitter plans to launch its music discovery app, #Music, Thursday after a fewweeks of rumors. The free app, which Twitter announced Thursday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, will be available starting later today on the web and in Apple’s iTunes (s AAPL) store as an iPhone app. It was built by the team behind We Are Hunted, which Twitter acquired last year.
In a post on its blog, Twitter explained how the app works:
“It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.
The songs on Twitter #music currently come from three sources: iTunes, Spotify or Rdio…
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