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This article was published on October 9, 2013


    Music streaming service Turntable.fm now holds live online concerts, with each ticket going for $3

    Music streaming service Turntable.fm now holds live online concerts, with each ticket going for $3 Image by: AFP/Getty Images
    Kaylene Hong
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    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    -The online music streaming industry is highly competitive right now. Turntable, the company behind the music streaming site Turntable.fm, obviously recognizes these challenges — and it has rolled out a new feature in a bid to differentiate its flagship service: live performance streaming.

    In a Tumblr post, the company describes Turntable Live as “a new platform for supporting artists.” It hosts live and interactive shows with artists online, in which users can ask questions and send snapshots, alongside the star of the program: the music.

    A ticket to each concert that is being aired on Turntable Live costs $3. The first performance just launched a few hours ago in partnership with the New York City music festival CBGB, headlined by indie pop/rock band Beat Radio.

    Turntable.fm begins streaming live, interactive concerts, but tickets will cost you [The Verge]

    Headline image via Jonas Roosens/AFP/Getty Images