Twitter will develop mobile music apps?

Not so long, twitter users could enjoy music apps while tweet, retweet and mention. Or send music by mentioning your followers. This is possible since Twitter announced will developing mobile music apps.

Let’s see the update on mobile music entertainment. Mention me yeah :)

Bloomberg News: Twitter Said to Plan Mobile Music App Using SoundCloud Service

Twitter Inc., the Web-based social messaging service, is developing a mobile music application that will let its users play and share songs on Apple Inc. (AAPL) devices, people with knowledge of the matter said. The app will stream music from SoundCloud Ltd., a Berlin- based audio-sharing service, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the plan hasn’t been announced. Twitter last year acquired digital-media startup We Are Hunted as part of its push into music, a person said.

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 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 increasingly rely on social networks to find new music as streaming services such as Spotify Ltd. and Rdio Inc. let subscribers share songs and playlists through Facebook. The dominant social network last week updated its news feed to make it easier to discover music. SoundCloud lets artists and music labels make songs available to users, who can then listen and make notations on the tracks. The partnership would let Twitter users share those songs using their mobile phones, said a person familiar with the matter.

Executives at two major record labels first learned of Twitter’s plans today, after CNET reported the development of a music app, according to two people close to the companies. It wasn’t clear whether Twitter would need separate agreements with music labels for a service with SoundCloud.

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