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Twitter Music still isn’t official available, but we keep learning more and more about the upcoming service. The latest information comes from the site’s code: designer Youssef Sarhan has discovered the service will have both a Web interface and a separate app, will offer streaming, as well as integrate with Spotify, Rdio, iTunes, Soundcloud, Vevo and YouTube.
Although many have already noted the music.twitter.com subdomain, and some have looked at its source code, Sarhan dug a bit deeper. After noticing the image for the “Sign In” is located at music.twitter.com/_login he decided to look at the source code for that page’s CSS file. Update: It appears Twitter has removed the _login page completely to prevent further leaks.
For those wondering about the design, we don’t know too much. There will, however, be music specifically labelled as “explicit.” As you can see on the left-hand side of this screenshot, you will be able to turn it on or off:
Meanwhile, the controls for playback will feature a CD (right-hand side above). Curiously, there’s a next button but no previous button.
Sarhan discovered that the service will very likely integrate with the aforementioned six services:
- .youtube-vid player
Other notable features include artist biographies, being able to compose tweets from the music app, follow other users, charts and shows, being able to buy songs, verified users, and search (we discovered these last two):
- .search-tooltip .iconmusic-btn-search-close
We reached out to all the companies involved and so far only SoundCloud has gotten back to us, stating that “we are in regular discussions with Twitter on a number of initiatives. At this time, we cannot comment on anything specific.”
Update: Spotify also responded to our query, and would not provide additional details.
See also – We Are Hunted joins Twitter, shuttering its own service to help the social giant go music and Twitter reportedly set to release music app on Friday, April 12
Top Image Credit: khrawlings / Flickr
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