Twitter has been expanding its reach over the last year, and it’s now moving into music: the company has just confirmed that it’s acquired the team behind music discovery site We Are Hunted.
The team confirms that the site will be shutting down for good. Instead, the team will start working with Twitter on a new, undisclosed project.
“We will continue to create services that will delight you, as part of the Twitter team,” the site’s main page now reads. “There’s no question that Twitter and music go well together. Artists turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and discover new songs and albums every day.”
Twitter Music suggests artists and songs to listen to based on a variety of signals, and is personalized based on which accounts a user follows on Twitter. Songs are streamed to the app via SoundCloud.
The team behind We Are Hunted came together in Brisbane, Australia in 2007.
The team was led by Stephen Phillips, the technical and creative leader of the company.
Richard Slatter was a co-founder, responsible for corporate development, strategy and sales.
Michael Doherty was a founding partner and leads systems engineering and operations.