Turntable.fm kills music upload feature as it fights for survival

When Turntable.fm launched in 2011 it served as a unique way to listen to music virtually with friends on the web. It works on the basis of groups that let users play music on virtual decks with a queue system, chat room, and the ability to search and upload music. Two years after its introduction, its creators are fighting to keep it alive.

In a recent blog post, Turntable co-founder Billy Chasen has revealed some of the spiralling costs that the social music service has faced. While the service is mainly supported by ads, Turntable.fm has tried to introduce premium tiers with additional features, avatars, and stickers, but it doesn’t appear to have generated the type of revenue the company needs to run the service. Instead,…

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