Twitter Music Launching Soon, Ryan Seacrest Is Already Playing With It

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Twitter is poised to release its rumored standalone music app, Twitter Music, sometime this weekend according to sources.

First rumored back in early March, the Twitter Music app will launch as a music discovery app which suggests artists and tracks based on a number of signals - including who you follow. User of Twitter Music will be able to stream songs via Soundcloud and iTunes, Early reports indicated that no full-streaming services like Spotify would be integrated upon launch.

Alongside the recommended music tab, users will also see a #NowPlaying area that surfaces popular music across the Twitter network.

Sources told All Things D that it could launch today, on Friday, April 12th. But another source said that a weekend launch at Coachella was more likely.

Either way, we know it's close. Ryan Seacrest is tweeting about it - and the official Twitter Music account is retweeting him.

The app is partly the work of the team from music discovery app We Are Hunted, which was purchased by Twitter in the past 6 months but only confirmed the acquisition on Thursday.

"While we are shutting down, we will continue to create services that will delight you, as part of the Twitter team," they said on their official site.

But it appears that they hand a big hand in Twitter Music.

Josh Wolford
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