Though a tweet is just 140 characters, users and innovators have found ways to share ever new forms of information – including music and videos – on this increasingly popular social network site. Here are ten of the best ways to share your tunes on Twitter. If you know of any other ways, please add them to the Comments section.
On Blip users can share tracks with each other in real time. It can connect with Twitter (as well as others such sites). In some ways it works like Twitter, for example you can ‘reblip’ in the same way that you can ‘retweet’, thereby enabling you to ‘reblip’ tracks back out to friends with whom you have synced accounts. A good way to find others with similar music tastes to yourself.
Uses Oauth, then re-makes your Twitter page (including your history and avatar), allowing you to have a keep a library of your music tweets. Each contains a Flash-player. Allows you to search for songs or create links to MP3s, songs on YouTube, amongst other formats. Using Twt.fm URL you can then tweet these songs, although sometimes what is located is only a clip. Not able to search by artist or part title of track. You need to know the full artist and track title details (including correct spelling ) to search for it.
Particularly for artists who want to share their work with their followers. Allows users to upload MP3s or show existing MP3 links then, using a shortened URL, sharing via Twitter is enabled. Records statistics of times the track has been downloaded, retweeted etcetera.
Adds an option to Foxytunes enabling users to send a tweet about what they’re listening to by clicking the relevant button. A link is not provided to the song itself, but do lead on to Foxytune sites with further info about the artist in question, probably including clips of songs and videos etcetera.
With Twitdoc you can search sites such as imeem for particular songs or YouTube for clips, select an MP3 link, then you can upload a sound file in various formats, such as MPA, WAV, WMA etc. Then connect to your Twitter account and add a message in the remaining space; it’s a good idea to include the song title and this won’t necessarily have been included by Twitdoc.
Also searches Grooveshark for the songs you want, but goes a couple of steps further than Mixlr by enabling you to share straight from that site. It also allows you to create a stream so you can check out the tunes currently being listened to by your friends.
Generated by Russian search engine Tagoo, allows you to share music on Twitter. Allows you to search for your chosen song by song title or artist, then ‘tweet’ a shortened URL indicating this song onto your account. Has an API, as well as as IE and Firefox add-ons.
Enables you to choose from a large array of music but isn’t closely interwoven with Twitter. Involves a URL shortener, fed into by P2P service for sharing, Grooveshark. Tinysong allows you to find a particular song, and create a shortened URL for that particular tune, at which point you can make the move to share it on Twitter.