Twitter to launch music service (with songs no longer than 140 characters etc)
It has been a rumour for a while, and now, everyone's dreams are to come true! Twitter are launching a music service. Go to music.twitter.com and you'll see a 'coming soon' message and an invitation for you to sign in.
Then, apparently, you'll be offered "the best new music in the world right now".
Twitter say: "There's no question that Twitter and music go well together. Artists turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and discover new songs and albums every day. We can't wait to share what we've been working on at Twitter."
Want to know more? Tough: "We wish we could say but we're not yet ready to talk about it. You'll hear more from us when we are."
What we do know is that you'll be able to watch videos from Vevo and rifle through SoundCloud links. We also know that toothy American TV behemoth Ryan Seacrest has been mucking around with this new service, tweeting that he was "playing with @twitter's new music app (yes it's real!)... there's a serious dance party happening at idol right now".
Will Twitter be able to challenge Spotify with this new service? In short - probably now.