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Twitter #Music integrates nicely with your Twitter feed to find new music for your collection. Even better, it's free to try; your only cost will be if you want to pay for a subscription music service like Spotify or Rdio to stream to your mobile device or to buy a song from iTunes.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Published: April 23, 2013
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And as much as I like music, I realized I'm only following two artists on Twitter: one of my favorites, NeedToBreathe, and Oklahoma City's own Graham Colton. However, instead of following new artists on Twitter, I would rather add my favorite musicians and bands to a list and connect that list to Twitter #Music. That way, I won't have to all see my favorite artists' tweets clutter my Twitter feed, but I could still enjoy their music using this new app.

(In addition to installing Twitter #Music Thursday, I also signed up for and launched a free trial of Rdio, since I am no longer a Spotify subscriber. I like both services, but it's a matter of deciding how important it is to you to spend $10 extra a month to listen to music on your mobile device.)

There are so many ways to find great music these days, and Twitter has nicely added another one to the mix.

You've probably heard of Shazam, the mobile app available on different mobile devices that listens to a song and tells you what it is. My favorite similar app for that has been SoundHound, which gives you lyrics as well and a link to buy the song on the iTunes store.

I've also enjoyed exploring Noisetrade.com, through which emerging or indie artists offer free downloads in exchange for a donation.

Your turn

Email lbrinkman@opubco.com with other favorite music apps, and I may use your suggestions in a future Get App-y column. For more information, go online to music.twitter.com. Get App-y's blog is available at blog.NewsOK.com/get-appy.

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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