Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Twitter Debuts Mobile Music Application for Apple ITunes

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc., the Web-based social messaging service, unveiled a mobile-music application that will let its users play and share songs from services including Apple Inc.’s iTunes.

The app is available for Apple today and will later be added for devices running Google Inc.’s Android software, Twitter said in a blog post. In addition to iTunes, it will work with streaming music from Rdio Inc. and Spotify Ltd.

Twitter is going beyond 140-character messages as it vies with social-networking rivals to get users to spend more time on its site. The San Francisco-based company released a video app in January. Adding music would give record companies a way to promote new tracks by taking advantage of Twitter’s word-of-mouth network.

Internet users are increasingly relying on social networks to find new music as streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio let subscribers share songs and playlists through Facebook Inc. The dominant social network recently updated its news feed to make it easier to discover music.

Twitter’s service, called #music, will be available starting today in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Users can download it from Apple’s App Store and from Twitter’s website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Douglas MacMillan in San Francisco at dmacmillan3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tom Giles at tgiles5@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.