Twitter unveils new #music app and service

It hopes service will change the way people find new artists and songs

By , Computerworld |  Unified Communications

Twitter said today that its new service could become a major player in the music industry, potentially changing the way people find songs.

The service and app enable users who find an interesting song to click on #NowPlaying to listen to the song.

"Or if you're scrolling through a chart and you want to learn more about a band, like Chvrches, you can tap their avatar to see their top song, follow them right from the chart, or tap their Twitter username to go to their profile," wrote Philips. "And as you discover new songs that you want to share with your followers on Twitter, simply tap the spinning disc in the lower left corner. This opens the player, and you can tweet from there...."

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