With actual news related to music announced via artists' Instagram accounts, the next natural step for the Facebook-owned company is to start up a music channel, right? Exactly. So that's why they've introduced @music to us – technically not a channel but an Instagram account in its own right, "dedicated to exploring music around the globe," or so says its CEO Kevin Systrom.

He continued: "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." Indeed, apparently 25% of Instagram users are musicians/artists/producers.

The focus won't just be on the makers of music, however, as the account will be "highlighting music photographers, album illustrators, instrument makers and, of course, fans" to form a composite depicting the landscape of music today. Read Mr. Systrom's whole statement via the embed below:

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. -- Kevin Systrom, Founder and CEO Art by @jaredeberhardt

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