Twitter Revolution may refer to different revolutions & protests, which were coordinated using Twitter. But, what’s on music. Twitter was the best platform to build-up music revolution. It means the way to discover new phase of technology on music. Twitter. Love it or hate it, the short messaging network just keeps getting more interesting, with people wiring their brains into it.
The service’s growing fame as a text platform is slightly deceiving. A huge amount of music gets posted to Twitter every single day — the trick is knowing how to find it. Fine, you say.. But why on earth would I use Twitter to discover music when I already have blogs, interactive radio, iTunes Genius, satellite radio, social networks, file sharing networks, my cousin Larry and thousands of other sources for new music at my command.
The main reason you should use Twitter to find music anyway is that once you find a like-minded fan on the network, you can follow their feed. If you keep doing this, your Twitter account will develop as a passive music discovery engine. Eventually you won’t need to do much music will be delivered to you on the proverbial silver platter, courtesy of the thousands (or millions) of people who regularly post music to the network.
Here are the best ways I’ve found so far to discover music through Twitter.
Twitter Music Search Services
Twitter started as a way for people to alert other people about what they’re doing, more worth while tools exist for broadcasting music than for finding music on Twitter. That said, we did track down a few good services that let you scour the network for new music without using the Twitter search box.
Twitter Music Search Add-Ons
By inverting the way music-tweeting services are normally used (to share music with one’s followers), you can find lots of great music on Twitter. The key is to add the right terms to your searches.
If you want to cut to the chase and find some music before we explain what each of these terms does, try pasting the following text into the Twitter search box along with the name of your favorite band. All of the below search terms can be used simultaneously, thanks to Twitter’s Boolean search feature.
Example (Twitter search): beatles ? OR #musicmonday OR blipfm OR hypem OR imeem OR song.ly OR tweetj OR twisten.fm OR twiturm OR twt.fm
Latest News on Twitter Music
Sonic artist and programmer Daniel Jones and composer Peter Gregson have joined forces with Britten Sinfonia orchestra to create The Listening Machine, a tool that listens to the social networking activity of 500 people in the United Kingdom & uses algorithms to translate that into music.
The machine is a piece of software that monitors the Twitter activity of 500 people (the team won’t reveal their identity to ensure that the musical outcome is not affected by people becoming aware that they are part of it) selected from eight different fields — arts, business, education, health, politics, science, sport and technology. Whenever these people post an update, the properties of the tweet are analyzed in terms of the sound and meaning of the words, and generates music based on it. Many different elements of the music have been prerecorded as individual musical cells, which are then recombined by the generative software.
The aim of the project is to create a six-month musical installation that is a “live soundtrack to the thoughts, opinions, feelings and conversations of the U.K.’s population, as played out on Twitter.”
The overall rate of tweeting is linked to the rate and speed of the music triggered. Emotional trends govern the piece’s musical mode, while certain keywords or topics are used to trigger larger movements within the piece.
Thousands of short instrument fragments have been recorded with Britten Sinfonia and are played based on people’s speech patterns. Recorded samples or individual notes are used to generate more complex patterns, with their speed and density controlled by the broader trends in social behavior — so if people are tweeting quickly then the tempo will increase.
The piece — funded by the BBC and the Arts Council — runs 24 hours a day until October 2012. You can hear it on digital arts channel The Space or directly at thelisteningmachine.org.
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