Twitter #music Follow-up

thisistheverge: A month after launch, have we forgotten about Twitter #Music? By now, that buzz is a distant memory. Last week #Music fell out of iOS’s top 100 free music apps; it currently sits at #113, shoulder-to-shoulder with Last.fm. Even worse, for a natively social company like Twitter, is the deafening silence. If people are using it, they’re staying very quiet about it. Failure is hardly a taboo in the startup world, but coming this soon after a much-feted launch, it raises the obvious question: can #Music survive in one of the hottest, most competitive spaces in the industry?  I haven’t haven’t used #music since it debuted. It’s not for me, but it could be for teens. If even the teens aren’t using it, it’s not likely to find much success. The use case just isn’t there.

thisistheverge:

A month after launch, have we forgotten about Twitter #Music?

By now, that buzz is a distant memory. Last week #Music fell out of iOS’s top 100 free music apps; it currently sits at #113, shoulder-to-shoulder with Last.fm. Even worse, for a natively social company like Twitter, is the deafening silence. If people are using it, they’re staying very quiet about it. Failure is hardly a taboo in the startup world, but coming this soon after a much-feted launch, it raises the obvious question: can #Music survive in one of the hottest, most competitive spaces in the industry? 

I haven’t haven’t used #music since it debuted. It’s not for me, but it could be for teens. If even the teens aren’t using it, it’s not likely to find much success. The use case just isn’t there.