Turntable.fm blocks access to everyone outside the US

Turntable.fm blocks access to everyone outside the US

Wow, just two hours ago here we were talking about just how amazing Turntable.fm is, now it seems that the party’s over for everyone outside the USA.

The most most exciting social service of the year“, as we put it, has locked down to be US only. A note on the site now reads:

We’re very sorry, but while we would love to let you in and rock out with us, we need to currently restrict turntable access to only the United States due to licensing constraints.

We are working very hard to try and and get you in as soon as possible.

If you believe this is a mistake and you are located in the United States, please e-mail help [at sign] turntable dot fm

Again, sorry, and we hope to see you soon.

Billy Chasen

It appears as if the startup could be getting jittery about licensing. Turntable.fm is currently licensed in the same way as Pandora – as a ‘non-interactive’ online radio service. ‘Non-interactive’ is certainly a stretched way of describing it, and it appears that such a license didn’t cover it for an international audience anyway.

There’s no indication when the service may open back up to the rest of the music-loving world, but a tweet from Turntable.fm notes: “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.”

It looks like it’s down to our US team to look after our The Next Web room now, my DJing career is over. *sob*

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