Twitter continues to be a source for all sorts of interesting services including some focused on music search, discovery and sharing. Such services sometimes focus on music marketing, as does TwitMusic, while others focus more on networking between music fans with elements that can be leveraged for music marketing, as does Monstro. In addition, unique projects include music as part of the mix but, in the case of The Social Radio, aren’t focused on music in a way that facilitates marketing.
Twitmusic: Artists Sharing Their Music
The first things I learned on Twitmusic is that Mike Jones is back. I’m not sure what to think about that but it fits Twitmusic’s emphasis on artists sharing music and fans discovering that music.
The site focuses more on musicians and music than on additional social networking with accounts available for artists. Fans are identified by Twitter ids which link through to their Twitter accounts. It’s actually a smart way to leverage Twitter in an age where social network exhaustion is rising. They also have an events listing with links to buy tickets that are clearly chosen by the artists.
Though it’s not obvious on the site, TwitMusic is based in Manila. The founders are planning a move to the States once they get funding in order to connect more directly with the musicians and labels that are featured on the site.
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