Posted on April 19, 2013 by

Twitter Music Launches

So Twitter Music launched today, which is something very close to my heart. For those who don’t know, Twitter Music was born out of We Are Hunted, a company I used to work for.

First impressions
The design is awesome. It’s not as minimalist as We Are Hunted was and lacks some of the cooler things like sideward scrolling, but it looks really nice. The app and the site match extremely well and the experience so far has been really smooth.

On first run I got some pretty average recommendations. I am going to put this down to a lack of data since I don’t heavily tweet about the tracks I am listening to, but I will change that in the future (see below).

Getting the most out of it
First of all, if you want good recommendations and want to get the most out of the service you need to train it. Like all services that revolve around data, if it doesn’t know something it has to guess, so if you want good recommendations try to post as many #NowPlaying / #np links as possible. An easy way to do this is to check out my IFTTT recipes and automate the posting from Soundcloud / Last.fm to Twitter.