One of the most popular social media networks, Instagram, reveals a new music channel to the app called @Music. This new music-specific channel is “dedicated to exploring music around the globe.” Instagram released the following mission statement along with the announcement of @Music:
“The music community is –– and always has been –– an important part of Instagram. For the past four years, we have become the home for artists big and small –– a place where people across the musical spectrum come to share stories, reveal their creativity and connect directly with fans.
Today we’re launching @music, a new account dedicated to exploring music around the globe, from those who create it to the community around it. Each week, we’ll take a look at the musical experience on Instagram. That means showing you a different side of artists you know and love, like Questlove (@questlove), and introducing you to up-and-coming talents from around the world, like Tricot (@ikkyu193). It means highlighting music photographers, album illustrators, instrument makers and, of course, fans.
In the Instagram tradition, we will also welcome community participation with a new, music-themed monthly hashtag project. Music is a huge part of all of our lives here at Instagram. It’s a passion of ours, and we know it’s a passion of yours. So follow along at @music –– we think you’ll discover something new.”
@Music will feature things like artist profiles, music lessons, and up-and-coming artists. It is said that the new channel will post once a day Tuesday through Sunday. The new addition to Instagram will surely help new artists like QuestLove and Until the Ribbon Breaks get the attention they so crave.