Two events are triggering the rhetorical speculation in Rolling Stone, Billboard and elsewhere. The first is the acquisition by Twitter of Australian-born, San Francisco-nurtured We Are Hunted. The firm was developing Twitter’s music App.
The other is a pair of Thursday tweets from Ryan Seacrest. Per the Billboard article:
One of the tweets said the App “shows what artists are trending, also has up and coming artists.”
Whether or not Twitter can pull it all together by this first Coachella weekend, FishbowlLA has another question. Is the public launch of a Twitter App designed to track songs and musical artists good news or bad news for Justin Timberlake’s Myspace? The new version of that site is still under beta and, we suppose, in the end only time will tell.
Meanwhile, as the photo above shows, We Are Hunted founders Stephen Phillips, Richard Slatter and Michael Doherty could easily also pass for an up-and-coming garage band. Rock ‘n’ ROI!