Now that you can preview songs from iTunes within Twitter.com, discovering and sharing music is even more fun on Twitter. With that news, it seems apropos to highlight some of the best accounts and sources to follow, so awesome recommendations are delivered right to your timeline when you need them.
- Digital retailers like @Amazonmp3 tweet daily deals on digital downloads, giving you an easy way to sample new music everyday–catch them before they expire.
- Radio and magazine accounts like NPR’s @AllSongs, @Stereogum and @Pitchforkmedia share news about new bands and give quick reviews of albums, while @Hypem lets users tweet links to songs that are playable in full.
- If there’s a local venue you frequent, search to see if they have a Twitter account (and if they don’t you should tell them they need one!). @theRoxy Tweets when new shows are announced, @Bluenotenyc Tweets last-minute ticket giveaways and backstage perspectives, and @CarnegieHall shares both new and historic news from their account.
- Follow vendors like @LiveNation to snatch tickets to hot shows before they sell out.
- Tune into live music events as they unfold. Just this week, the MTV European Music Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards took place. Watching the festivities fly by in Tweets was a useful way to experience the festivities first-hand.
- And, obviously, you can find and follow your favorite artists to hear what they’re up to and get inside news about their shows or contests. Scan the Music list in your “Browse Interests” section to find anyone from @LadyGaga and @iamwill to @Ricky_Martin and @TheDecemberists. You can also follow labels like @Universal_Music that aggregate Tweets and info about their artists.