SAN FRANCISCO (Hypebot) – Grooveshark launched Twisten.fm in mid February, which lets users hear the music the world is tweeting about. The mashup crawls Twitter for all the songs being shared and then adds a play button to listen to the content directly from the Twitter dashboard. Because, like Grooveshark, Twisten does not host any music, it avoids all of the potentially crippling licensing issues that have slowed or stopped some online innovators.
Given its meteoric growth along with the demographic and zealousness of Twitter users, Twisten.fm could become both a big hit and another important avenue for music discovery. Perhaps Twisten could really make the music industry happy an add a over the air download buy button.