Turntable.fm – Deejaying Chatroom Webservice

Turntable.fm ist ein relativ frischer Webservice, der sowas wie Chatroom bietet, in denen die Teilnehmer auflegen können. Seine Playlisten stellt man sich über den integrierten MediaNet-Service zusammen, die Leute im Chatroom können Songs und DJs „lamen“ und „awesomen“, worüber man verschiedene Features freischaltet.

Anmeldung funktioniert bislang über Facebook, sofern ein FB-Kumpel bereits User ist, hat bei mir beim ersten Versuch hingehauen. Hier der Nerdcore-DJ-Room, die habe ich aber grade eben mal auf die Schnelle zusammengeklickt, vielleicht sollte mal jemand übernehmen. Könnte ein ganz lustiges Spielzeug sein.

Von Techcrunch:

You join via Facebook; for controlling growth, you must have a friend on Facebook that is already a user of the service at the moment. After logging in, you browse the different music rooms or create your own. If there’s an open DJ spot (five maximum to a room), you click “Play music” and your avatar transports to the stage. Queue up some songs—they have an extensive library or you can upload your own. Songs played in the room rotate evenly between the DJs. Listeners in the room can then “awesome” a song (and their head starts to bob, and the DJ gets a point) or they can “lame” a song. As users earn more points, they unlock different avatars. Listeners can also add the song to iTunes, Spotify, Last.fm, or their Turntable queue.

The only issue I thought Turntable had was needing to deal with the record labels, but it appears they are licensing the streaming catalog thru MediaNet. Turntable does possibly open up some exposure by allowing users to upload their own tracks, but it seems those (maybe) are only accessible to be played by the uploading user.

As soon as you DJ your first song, you’re addicted. Just as you crave to be retweeted or replied to on Twitter, and just as you crave to have something liked or commented on in Facebook, you crave to have people chat about your song or start bobbing their heads in Turntable. Usage is super sticky—you hang around because you want to play your next track and you’re curious what’s going to play next.

The New Early-Adopter Addiction: Turntable