Twitter Gets Into the Music Biz With New App: Report
Twitter is expected to launch its own music application this weekend to coincide with the Coachella music festival hosted in Indio, Calif., according to a recent report.
The company confirmed via its Twitter feed on Thursday that it had acquired the San Francisco-based music service We Are Hunted.
However, the start-up—which scans the Internet to track the most popular new music around the world—has reportedly been working on an app for Twitter for some time, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Twitter acquired We Are Hunted last year and the company's team has been developing a standalone Twitter Music app that will function primarily as a personal music recommendation application.
The app will serve-up fresh artists and tracks to Twitter users based on some personal information, including who the user follows, on the social platform, according to the report.
The app will also use third-party services such as Apple's iTunes and the music service SoundCloud to enable users to listen to recommended tracks, according to the report.
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—By CNBC's Cadie Thompson; Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson