Twitter today is releasing its buzzed-about new service #music, which promises to “change the way people find music.”
The social media company said in a blog post that #music will be both a web platform and an iOS app that suggests music based on users’ Twitter activity. Users can share music with their followers from the app by linking with iTunes, Spotify and Rdio, and find music recommended by people, especially musicians, they follow.
The launch of #music follows news last week that Twitter had acquired We Are Hunted, the company that had been developing #music.
“People share and discover new songs and albums every day,” Stephen Phillips, founder of We Are Hunted, wrote on Twitter’s blog. “Many of the most-followed accounts on Twitter are musicians, and half of all users follow at least one musician. This is why artists turn to Twitter first to connect with their fans — and why we wanted to find a way to surface songs people are tweeting about.”
Buzz Track: That’s What I Like
Kelsi Luck is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from St Louis, MO, recently relocated in Los Angeles, CA to pursue her music career with the encouragement of Blake Healy (formerly of Metro Station). Although a new artist on the scene, Kelsi’s music video has received 17,000+ views on Youtube in the past couple weeks and was featured on MTV Hive
Buzz Track: Calling
Wolf Colony is an electro-pop music duo based out of Miami and New York City. Comprising of singer-songwriter seventhleopard and music producer Neal Sarin, the duo began collaborating together in college at the University of Miami with no intention of having their music reach the masses. This duo could bridge the gap between the mainstream and underground electronica.
Buzz Track: Truth Hurts
Moon Men who is a Kings favorite just released a new song titled Truth Hurts. The band spent three days and wrote, recorded, and mixed three songs in a bedroom in Oklahoma – it worked well for them. They come up with infectious melodies that have fans waiting for more. For fans of Arctic Monkey and Muse.
Justin Bieber has caused outrage after leaving a ‘tasteless’ comment in the guestbook at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
Bieber who is currently on tour in Europe – visited the famous home where Jewish wartime diarist Frank and her family hid from Nazi persecution for two years during the Holocaust. After spending an hour touring the home on Saturday, which opened as a museum in 1960, Bieber wrote a message in the guestbook, which read: ‘Truly inspiring to be able to come here. ‘Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.’
The Anne Frank House staff-run Facebook page shared the singer’s comments. But since the the museum updated its page with Justin’s words, the Facebook post has garnered hundreds of comments expressing dismay over the young pop sensation’s presumptuous remarks. Many described it as ‘disrespectful,’ ‘disgusting’ and an ‘embarrassment to Canadians.’ Hundreds of people took to Twitter to express outrage, branding the singer a ‘moron’ and ‘douche,’ leaving several to question whether he actually wrote such a shocking message. Buzzfeed reports that BBC reporter Anna Holligan received confirmation from the Anne Frank House press office.
Britain’s Got Talent has been hit by a huge backlash from viewers after broadcasting a performance from an 11-year-old schoolgirl singing a song about a one night stand, and a highly sexualised lapdancing performance – all before the 9pm watershed.
The first episode of this year’s ITV talent contest, which was shown at 7pm on Saturday night and watched by more than 13 million people, was branded ‘totally unsuitable’ by outraged parents.
It has also emerged that contestant Keri Graham, whose provocative performance saw her stripping down to her underwear, writhing semi-naked on a chair and gyrating on Simon Cowell, is a professional stripper who has posted a series of raunchy pictures of herself on a ‘stripagram’ agency website.
Appearing on stage shortly after 7.30pm, the 43-year-old, who was joined at the audition by her husband and teenage son Callum, told the show’s judges and audience members that she teaches ‘chair fitness classes’, before launching into the routine and dancing to explicit song Freak Me, by Another Level. Read more
Twitter is expected to launch a music service today that suggests artists and songs based on the accounts users follow.
Twitter Music will suggest artists and songs to users based on “personalized signals” from a Twitter account. Users will be able to listen to music clips from inside the app, using third-party services like iTunes and SoundCloud.
The new application will also include video capabilities through Vevo, a music video service owned by Universal Music and Sony.
Buzz Track: Cosmic Being
Rubberneck Lions is based in Ventura. The band gigs around such venues as The El Rey Theater, The Key Club, The Viper Room, and The Mint. Their debut record ‘Dual Entendre’ was recorded at 4th Street Recording in Santa Monica which housed other notable acts including The Neighbourhood and Bad Suns. The band has a release show in Venture at Bombay on April 19th.