Twitter decides to kill its little-used music app

Months after the company stopped active development on the app, Twitter #Music is being pulled from the App Store today, the company said in a tweet. The app, which attempted to harness conversations around music and artists on Twitter to create a new way to discover music, failed to peel listeners away from the many competing music apps on the market. The app will cease working for existing users on April 18th, the company said.

Twitter’s mobile music app, launched last year amid a crowded market for online music services, is being shut down, Twitter said on Friday. Twitter #music will be removed from Apple’s app store on Friday. For those who already downloaded it, the app will continue to work until April 18, Twitter said. The app was launched last year as a music discovery service, with songs sourced from Spotify, iTunes and Rdio. Other music providers were supposed to be added later, Twitter said at the time. The app was available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere. An Android version never got off the ground.

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