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Turntable.FM: No Soup for You!

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By: Corey Tate
June 27, 2011
 

The big "right now" site Turntable.FM has turned the tables on users outside the U.S., based on copyright restrictions. The site had to boot out a number of international users to align itself with the DCMA.

“To all our international friends, we’re sorry you can’t use turntable right now due to licensing constraints. Trying to get you back in asap,” reads the message from the Turntable.FM Twitter.

Peter Kafka at AllThingsD thinks that this is because of the *licensing* issue that all music start-ups go through, the old cat-and-mouse game of do start out by licensing the music or not.

"Turntable, which lets people play and listen to just about any song they want, is trying to position itself — legally, at least — as a “non-interactive” Web radio, which would be shielded by the DMCA," he said today.

All of this, plus the fact that the site is still invite-only through Facebook, makes the "exclusive" factor all the more important. Turntable.FM is actually becoming cooler and cooler because it's a cool place to hang out, but they won't let a lot of people in. It's like a night club, only on the internet. It's also like a video game, as people vote on DJ choices. Heady and intoxicating digital cocktail, no?

This weekend saw all sorts of Turntable.FM parties going down, from GorillaVs.Bear holding a Sunday-night party to Ryan Schreiber from Pitchfork spinning some Saturday afternoon jams with some friends.

Check out more about steaming music sites in the Spacelab Streaming Music Guide.

 
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