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Twitter music app rumoured to launch this weekend

Twitter is to launch its much rumoured music app this weekend, according to the latest reports.

Over at All Things D, the usual “sources familiar with the matter” are claiming that Twitter will launch a “standalone music application” over the next few days, though these sources are in disagreement over the precise timing.

One source believes that the app will launch today, while another believes it will launch at the Coachella festival in California later this weekend.

The Twitter music app itself will apparently recommend artists and tracks to users based on such factors as the other Twitter accounts they follow through the service. It will be possible to listen to music clips within the app through third party services like iTunes and Soundcloud.

There’s also a hook up with Vevo, which allows you to watch music videos from within the Twitter music app.

Twitter and We Are Hunted

Perhaps not coincidentally, yesterday saw the official confirmation (via Twitter, of course) that music search company We Are Hunted had been acquired by Twitter – something that has been pretty much known (albeit unofficially) since last year.

As we reported last month, it’s long been rumoured this technology would be applied to a Twitter music app, which seems increasingly certain going into this weekend.

Would you be interested in yet another music recommendation service if it hooked directly into your Twitter feed? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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