Update: The service is live

Twitter Music, a new standalone iOS music-discovery app based on, is expected to launch at the Coachella festival, most likely tomorrow, according to AllThingsD. Twitter acquired the music discovery service last month.

The app integrates with third-party music apps and services like iTunes and SoundCloud to allow you to listen to clips of music it thinks you may like. Recommendations will be based on a number of different criteria, one of them the Twitter feeds you follow, the rest as yet unknown …

Early indications are that you’ll only be able to listen to short clips in most players, as most of the third-party music apps don’t have licences to play entire tracks not owned by you, but it’s believed that the music video service Vevo will allow you to watch complete music videos.

The Verge discovered a webpage which asks you to authorise access for an app called Trending Music Web – which seems unlikely to be the real name of the app.

And no, we don’t know what it looks like – the image above is simply the interface to wearehunted.

Update: AllThingsD confirm that the app did indeed launch on Saturday … sort of. Twitter has made the app available to a small number of celebrities, presumably in the hope that they’ll generate valuable PR by tweeting about it. The rest of us are expected to get it this coming weekend.

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