That Didn't Take Long: Turntable.fm Blocked To All Non-US Users

from the music-industry-killing-off-another-one dept

Just last week, we wondered how long it would take before the recording industry helped kill off Turntable.fm, which we consider to be one of the best music services we've seen in a long, long time. Apparently, it's not taking very long at all if you're outside the US. We started receiving emails from people all weekend, letting us know that Turntable.fm had officially blocked all non-US users after realizing that its current licensing methodology technically only covers them in the US. The company insists that it's planning to return to other countries "as quickly as possible," but it may discover that's a lot trickier than they expect. After all, Pandora went through the exact same thing, blocking all non-US users over four years ago, promising to return as quickly as possible, but it still hasn't been able to, even now that the company's public and has a giant warchest. Part of the problem is that music licensing agencies throughout the world demand absolutely ridiculous rates from companies like Pandora, and I imagine Turntable.fm will quickly discover the same depressing news.

Of course, in the meantime, those of us in the US can continue to use the service, and folks in foreign countries can get on via proxy servers which aren't too hard to find, but basically the industry's stupid licensing regimes effectively make this very useful service, that helps introduce people to new music, unavailable to most of the world. What a waste.


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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 7:59am

    In another universe...

    My turntable.fm fantasy:

    The site grows. New features appear. Artists and labels embrace it. People like Thom Yorke and Trent Reznor show up on occasion in rooms that quickly fill with thousands of people. Seeing a chance to manage server resources and monetize at the same time, turntable.fm builds a digital ticketing platform for paid shows with set capacities. Labels like Stones Throw and Def Jux hold exclusive album launch parties on the site, with a full roster of their artists spinning tunes - with only a few hundred tickets available, they sell out fast and can pull impressive prices. Inside these rooms, the labels and artists sell the first official copies of the album, plus merchandise and concert tickets for the launch tour, through the integrated system that supports both list items and auctions.

    In public rooms, a prominent but simple marquee scroller on the DJ table - styled to match the unique graphical feel of the site - also advertises merchandise, tickets and digital downloads. It does this automatically through affiliate programs, pulling results from Ticketmaster, Amazon and Bandcamp as artists come up on the queue, and also through a YouTube-like program that allows copyright owners to directly monetize their content and make more unique offerings. Users can opt to receive monthly newsletters with various offers based on the songs they played/liked that month as well.

    Because the affiliate program cuts the performing DJ in for a small piece of sales once they reach a certain volume, some ambitious folk even try to make a career out of DJing on the site - and a handful succeed. They boast well over a million followers each, and are constantly courted by promoters to give exposure to new artists (a few sell out, and are rapidly abandoned). Others have used their popularity to promote their original work, converting their DJ-following into fans of their music, and RtB-ing them with Amanda Palmer-esque auctions on the virtual dancefloor.

    The site sets the standard for social music, much fun is had, and money is made by all. Oh, and I can fucking use it from Canada.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 8:54am

    Ah, so they're not dead yet. Just crippled so badly that they have to be hooked to a bunch of life support machines.

     

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    AJ, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 8:56am

    Re: In another universe...

    *stands* *claps vigorously* ...

     

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    AJ, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 8:59am

    Re: In another universe...

    IMO .. it won't work simply because of the following statement... "The site sets the standard for social music, much fun is had, and money is made by all." The AA's don't want money made by all... they want so much of it that no one else can survive.....

     

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    charliebrown (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:18am

    The internet: Bringing the world together and geo-blocking it!

     

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    charliebrown (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:21am

    Re: In another universe...

    If this were FaceBook, I would click "Like" on this comment and then "Unlike" just so that I could click "Like" again!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:36am

    Abolish IP!! Abolish it!!!

     

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    PaulT (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:45am

    Called it...

    I said in the other thread but sadly I was right. Not only are new services crippled by high licensing costs but they're only allowed to service whatever portion of the population happens to be in the US at any given time... No wonder there's problems.

    Oh well, maybe I'll be able to check the service out when I happen to be in the US for a week in November, along with Pandora, Hulu, Netflix and all these other great services I'm not allowed to use. An American on vacation or working in my part of the world will lose their access in the same time, of course, even for those services they pay for...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:50am

    Re: In another universe...

    Your comment was cool, and then you had to bring up Canada at the very end. No one cares about Canada.

     

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    Huph, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:51am

    Re: In another universe...

    Labels like Stones Throw and Def Jux hold exclusive album launch parties on the site, with a full roster of their artists spinning tunes


    I like this other universe where Def Jux still exists. I miss that label.

     

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    taoareyou (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:03am

    Just relaunch it showcasing new music from new artists. The artists can pay the site for promotion. Let those who demand money to be heard go find someplace willing to pay the artists to promote their music. The cost for promotion will be considerably less I suspect than what it costs to get wide coverage elsewhere.

     

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    Jay (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:05am

    Abolishment

    There's a lot of things we need to abolish. They are as follows:

    FCC (for rolling over for AT&T and allowing the current duopoly)

    FBI (for being a quasi government entity that cares not one lick about the Constitution, but suppressing people)

    CIA (for outright lying to Congress and promoting people for ineptitude)

    The 257+ organizations that are part of top secret America, more interested in spending money than actual security

    Patent Office (for stifling innovation in exchange for quick trials based on dubious "first to file" charges)

    FTR (301 Special Report. Nuf said)

    Lobbynomics (If we can get rid of this, the rest of the world would be a better place)

    Patrick Leahy (For denying the effects of copyright enforcement in the name of his own paycheck.)

    I'd go on, but then, I'd get mad...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:05am

    Re: In another universe...

    Mental masturbation at it's finest. You missed on really small part of the puzzle: where is the money coming from?

    The answer isn't from people buying the special stuff, because it's already been shown that this is a very short term sort of way to market things. All of your fantasy depends on people doing the stupid thing, paying too much for too little, while not paying for what they really want.

    It's a wonderful story, but it goes against reality.

     

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    Planespotter (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:14am

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    jesus h christ, uncle bob on his bicycle!

    It goes against your reality, the reality of 1990's, when people queued up to buy shiny plastic discs.

    It doesn't go against ours and to be totally frank what would it cost to give it a try eh?

    The recording industry is in it'd death throws, people like Marcus are just trying to throw them a frickin' lifeline!

     

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    AdamBv1 (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:17am

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    Mod insightful, remove, and mod insightful again?

     

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    Chris-Mouse (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:19am

    The recording industry is in it'd death throws, people like Marcus are just trying to throw them a frickin' lifeline!

    The recording industry keeps throwing the lifeline back because it's not _their_ lifeline, and they don't get paid when someone uses it.

     

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    Jay (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:23am

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    But that makes them a gatekeeper just like the RIAA in effect. It would do no good to have a new system that can't be accessed by others. It's just a huge splintering of interest, which is a tragedy.

     

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    DogBreath, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:23am

    Re:

    The recording industry keeps throwing the lifeline back because it's not _their_ lifeline, and they don't get paid when someone uses it.

    and it usually comes back with a harpoon attached.

     

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    The Infamous Joe (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:28am

    Re: In another universe...

    Normally I find myself agreeing with your comments, but I can't wrap my head around this:

    with only a few hundred tickets available, they sell out fast and can pull impressive prices

    Artificial scarcity? Really? You mentioned server load, but I can't imagine a chat room coupled with low grade avatars and music streaming will require "managing server load" to a few hundred. You've fallen into the same trap that the **AA's do.

    It's okay, I forgive you. :P

     

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    Kirion (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:45am

    I'm from Russia and we hardly have any legal services available here (well there is some russian, but they suck frankly).

    Remember allofmp3.com and all the ruckus? "Oh my, Russia supports music piracy!". It took president Bush to complain to shut down site. But you know what? I had no idea that it was illegal and I used it. Because it was convenient, because I felt good when I bought music (although I listen mostly jazz and blues).

    Then, few years later, someone showed me Spotify and it was wonderful! Yes, to register you'd need to tinker with proxy, but still. I even bought most expensive plan, because you could used service abroad then and forget about proxy. Few months later Spotify blocked my account in suspicion that I wasn't really from UK.

    You know what? FUCK IT. I would really love to pay for convenient way to listen to music that I love, but apparently, recording industry don't need my money.

    So, torrents, here we go! Oh, and Grooveshark. I know that their legality are murky, but at least service works in Russia.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:46am

    Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Perhaps you might want to think about it. It isn't about selling plastic discs, that is the standard dismissive comment from someone who isn't thinking about where business is going.

    Actually, your comments (and Marcus's fantasy post) show and incredible lack of understanding of human nature and the ability of people to see and ignore artificial scarcity and manipulations. Sell the product people want, the music, and the rest of the business follows. Give it all away, and then you have to spend the rest of your lives trying to find ways to trick people to buy stuff. That isn't forward things, that is just bad business and bad for everyone involved, especially the artists. They don't want to spend their lives whoring out their time to try to pay the bills.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:47am

    Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Let 'em die.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:49am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    They don't want to spend their lives whoring out their time to try to pay the bills.

    Unlike everyone else? Wow! Musicians are special.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 10:55am

    It sounds like there is a lot of money to be made in proxy services...

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:16am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Right, concert tickets are such an esoteric specialty item - no band has sold out a concert in years. And merchandise - nobody wants that shit. Vinyl special editions? Pfft - go home hippies.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:18am

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    I do partially see what you mean, and I thought about that while writing it. But the thing is, when you're talking about access to an artist, the scarcity isn't really artificial.

    When I talk about smaller, exclusive rooms, I am picturing rooms in which the artists are interacting with the fans - taking comments and answering questions. Obviously the intimacy of such a situation is inversely proportionate to the number of people, and there are fans who would be more than willing to pay more in order to share a chat room with their favourite artist and only 100 other people. So it's not really about creating artificial scarcity, but selling the scarcity that is an artist's attention.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:21am

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    Except the 30-million of us who live here, and any business smart enough to want to tap into that market (and, allegedly, the New York Times)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:23am

    "It sounds like there is a lot of money to be made in proxy services..." since that money won't be filtered for a hefty cut through the hands of RIAA in order to protect the interests of the artist. federal law enforcement will have to be allocated in policing theses rouge sights. i'll wind up paying for the musick anyway with higher taxes. only this time non of the money will reach the artiest.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:27am

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    (also add to that the idea that, by paying to get into the room, they would also be getting early access to concert tickets, a chance to bid on things like backstage passes, all sorts of stuff - don't worry Joe, I haven't abandoned you - i'm talking about genuine efforts at RtB here!)

     

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    Vincent Clement (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:34am

    Regional restrictions aka "how to kill your revenue stream".

    I'm Canadian that used to subscribe to MusicMatch Radio (well before Yahoo bought MusicMatch and killed that cash cow). I listened to all sorts of new music. Bought plenty of songs. It was a great service.

    Then one day I got an email telling me that my subscription would not be renewed due to licensing issues. At that time, there was nothing comparable to MusicMatch Radio in Canada. The Canadian versions had restricted range of music and options and were much pricier.

    So I didn't bother signing up. Money lost.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:44am

    geo-blocking is really annoying and pointless but sadly it will increase. Actually i really f*ing hate geo-blocking.

     

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    monkyyy, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:55am

    why do none of the music services get some balls and just ignore the riaa, much like torrent sites do for the mpaa

     

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    Huph, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 12:03pm

    Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    I think you're describing a fan club. These are all basic fan club offers, even the chat. I'm not sure it creates a sustainable business. Besides, an artist who is on the level where at least 100 people are willing to pay premium prices to interact with them is probably an artist whose band is a full-time business as it is. I'm not sure they could find the time to engage in a meaningful way. I imagine the interaction would be fairly limited and could lead to a bit of backlash among those who have paid and feel like they're being taken advantage of. Also, I would bet that fan clubbers who are already paying for yearly membership will not happily pay again for any further interactions. In fact, I imagine they'll be visibly pissed if they are left out.

    As an example, you can examine the backlash against The White Stripes/Third Man Records regarding their most recent limited-edition releases. The label decided to auction them rather than let ebay sellers buy up the lot and jack up prices on the after market. Needless to say, fan clubbers were pissed and perceived Third Man as taking advantage of them, when in reality the label was doing the "honest" thing and letting demand set the price. On top of that, you'll notice that fans didn't seem to care that the money that would have gone to ebay sellers was now going to the artists. Despite the company line at pundit sites, people do not happily part with cash; where the fantasy that they love throwing money at artists comes from I'll never know.

    Some artists would be good at this kind of interaction. Odd Future already does this, but I don't think they're making much money on that front. You can't really monetize Twitter interactions on a meaningful level, as far as I know. I believe most of their money is coming from good old CD sales and concert tickets/performance guarantees.

     

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    Huph, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 12:06pm

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    Uh, because they're trying to run legitimate businesses?

     

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    harbingerofdoom (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 12:25pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    its times like this i like to toss out this advice:

    you can lead a whore to water but you cant make her think.


    id say its spot on here.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 12:30pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    And yet we know that many musicians have found success by experimenting with new models online.

    I feel like you are being a little too pessimistic. I may not have all the details right, and there are plenty more ideas to be brainstormed. All I am saying is that turntable.fm is a fun, powerful, engaging platform that has a hell of a lot of potential - perhaps enough to supplant radio entirely as the standard for human-curated music. My fantasy universe is one in which, when faced with such an exciting new platform, content owners immediately begin experimenting with innovative business models, instead of strangling it with onerous licensing terms.

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 1:27pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Marcus

    Great vision of the future. Do you want to get together and bounce some ideas back an forth? Come up with several promotional ideas, websites, business models for the web sites, etc. I have been thinking about this for a while, we can ask if Mike would like to publish them here.

    The one thing that is actually holding back the artists from leaving the record labels en masse is the promotion piece. If we can brain storm, and build upon ideas that people throw at us in the comments, and evolve this into something workable, we could make one hell of a dent in the record labels.


    Just a thought ...

    David

     

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    Richard (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 1:35pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...


    Actually, your comments (and Marcus's fantasy post) show and incredible lack of understanding of human nature and the ability of people to see and ignore artificial scarcity and manipulations.


    That particular boot is on your foot not theirs.

    Sell the product people want, the music, and the rest of the business follows.

    How exactly do you propose to "sell the music". The only way that makes sense is if you actually sell the rights - which I'm pretty sure you don't mean. Otherwise you are always in practice selling some physical resource to which to music is in some way attached.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 2:16pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Trust me, I'd love to - but at the moment I have far to many projects on the go. Good thought though! And please "steal" my ideas if you can put them into action ;)

     

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    Augh, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 2:56pm

    Well this sucks

    Can anyone recommend a working proxy for this? I have to log in with facebook to get turntable to work, but I can't seem to use a proxy on both fcbk and turntable at the same time.

     

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    el_segfaulto (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 3:12pm

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    Speak for yourself. I have a ton / metric ton of friends from Canada. And while we can thank Canada for such acts as Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Nickelback, Justin Bieber, William Shatner, Gordon Lightfoot, and a host of others, we shouldn't judge them on those merits alone.

    With the terrifying road that my own country is taking (United States), Canada is on a short list of other nations that I would be willing to defect to. Just get those internet caps under control and we'll talk.

     

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    Atkray (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 3:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Rush

     

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    PaulT (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 4:07pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    "Needless to say, fan clubbers were pissed and perceived Third Man as taking advantage of them, when in reality the label was doing the "honest" thing and letting demand set the price."

    Hmmm... let me see here. I don't know the facts, but it sounds like the label decided to divert the profits had by eBay sellers to themselves. This inevitably raised the lowest prices available for the record, pricing honest fan club members who could have bought the records for their collection out of the market, while ensuring that only the rich or completely obsessed could afford the record. Then, people got pissed off about that, especially those who had been paying fan club members who supported the band for years?

    Yeah, that sounds right to me, to be honest.

    " Despite the company line at pundit sites, people do not happily part with cash"

    Did the records sell? If so, the answer is yes, they do. If not, their audience apparently didn't like being fleeced by the label as opposed to avoidable eBay touts. Imagine that.

    "You can't really monetize Twitter interactions on a meaningful level, as far as I know. I believe most of their money is coming from good old CD sales and concert tickets/performance guarantees."

    You understand there might be a contradiction there, right?

     

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    FatGiant (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 5:06pm

    Re: Well this sucks

    Hotspot Shield.

     

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    Chargone (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 7:57pm

    Re: Re:

    hard to run a legitimate business when the competition is a government sponsored Mafiaa. (i was tempted to leave off the second a, but i figured insulting legitimate gangsters, even by association, is a bad idea.)

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 8:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    "And please "steal" my ideas if you can put them into action ;)"

    Actually, I will "STEAL" them. I think I have several great idea for a couple posts here, "Possible content business models - part 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,etc ()".

     

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    jimconstable, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 9:29pm

    Well there goes that discovery service

    Geez, that was close. I have only used turntable.fm for a week, really only a couple of days on that week, and I have already been lured into purchasing 3 songs due to their cool tunes. Luckily, I am now locked outside the US and my money is safely staying my wallet.

     

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    alex (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 4:27am

    It's a shame but not at all unexpected (eg in your previous post). International lisensing is a complicated business.

    I suspect turntable.fm are now looking at whether they want to do ip-country lookups for every client/stream and pay the fee in whatever country they're located in - and of course that's not even an option if MediaNet don't have the lisense for some music in some territories.

    On a different note - this kind of thing will have a positive overall effect imo. Enough people saw turntable.fm and hyped it, and that means the cat is out of the bag. It can't really be stopped, because that'll just force it underground - and I don't doubt there's a team of devs in Russia with a few terrabytes of dodgy mp3s who will jump in with a similar idea if nobody else does.

     

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    The Infamous Joe (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 4:49am

    Re:

    It can't really be stopped, because that'll just force it underground - and I don't doubt there's a team of devs in Russia with a few terrabytes of dodgy mp3s who will jump in with a similar idea if nobody else does.

    This is a very good point. I don't understand why these record labels don't understand that they can work with new ideas/business models or they can drive them underground, but they cannot stop them.

    If you can't beat them, join them. Right?

     

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    Richard (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 5:14am

    I had a sudden thought when I read this.

    Blocking by country is, I assume, done by IP address. Certain countries have certain IP addresses that they use, so if you block that range, you block that country. Simple enough to get around with proxies in other countries. But that was IPv4.
    IPv6, from what I know about it, assigns "IP"s based on the devices MAC address (as well as some random number for security/privacy purposes). Because of this, and the size of the IPv6 address range, the doling out of IP addresses by IANA is quite simply unnecessary. Thus, there will presumably be no "country range" of IP's. Thus these country blocking attempts will quite simply STOP WORKING once we finally make the big switch over to IPv6 (which despite the fact that we officially ran out of IPv4 addresses sometime last year, is probably still ages away).

     

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    Prisoner 201, Jun 28th, 2011 @ 5:35am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Remind me not to buy stock in your business.

    Because you do not see the new business model possibilities, and will continue to try and sell zeroes and ones in a world that does not support it.

    But it's ok. Failure to adapt leads to extinction, its the natural way of things.

     

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    alex (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 5:52am

    Re: Re:

    Yep, although not really the record labels that are to blame.

    A label might have released a record in one territory (and registered it with a rights collecting agency there) then lisenced the same record to another label to release in a different territory (and register it with another rights collecting agency there). In that case, turntable.fm would have to pay the correct agency depending on where the listenner is. Then of course the different rights collecting agencies will want different fees (if they allow it int eh first place). Like I say, it's a complicated business.

    In my opinion, the rights agencies need to get together and sort this out between themselves, as they're the ones really stopping international services from working. For example, services as big and influential as YouTube can't play videos to people in Germany if they contain music registered with the rights collecting group GEMA. It's pretty bad for the end users and I hope they sort it out soon.

     

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    Niall (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 6:14am

    Re: Re: In another universe...

    It could have been anywhere that wasn't the US of A - in other words, without idiotic regional licensing for an international, cross-border product.

    You might as well say, no-one cares about Alabama. Somehow, I think most of the world cares more about Canada ;)

     

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    alex (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 6:19am

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    I just had to ask someone about this, as it would be rather funny if ip-geolocating suddenly became impossible!

    Apparently, part of the new IPv6 addresses is a network portion which services will still be able to use for this.

     

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    Niall (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 6:21am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    People also want a number of other things, like social environments, exclusive or prior access, exclusive goods, or direct access to the music maker. Any environment that has a lot of people keen to be there will be a mecca for advertisers. If you don't know how to monetise that, then tough titties. Go home and let someone else who does, succeed.

    In ten minutes of writing about one product, Marcus has put more thought and creativity into extending and creating possibilities for engagement, expansion and monetising than anything the (recording) music industry has done in 15 years. So stop whining and come up with your own ideas, instead of carping about someone else's.

     

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    David Muir (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 6:55am

    Re: Re: Re: In another universe...

    Fantastic response, Marcus. I wanted an answer to what I saw as an "injected" scarcity and of course your reasoning is perfectly sound (as usual).

    I'm Canadian too and was already annoyed about Pandora (which I thought was pure genius when I had a chance to try it before they blocked it). Now I miss my chance to try what sounds like yet another phenomenal service.

    I really believe the **AAs have a spiteful and extremely narrow-minded approach to business. It seems clear to me that if someone invented the radio broadcasting business model today, they would try in earnest to kill it off.

     

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    David Muir (profile), Jun 28th, 2011 @ 7:04am

    IPv6

    "country blocking attempts will quite simply STOP WORKING once we finally make the big switch over to IPv6 (which despite the fact that we officially ran out of IPv4 addresses sometime last year, is probably still ages away)."

    Sadly one reason it is ages away is not a technical or even a logistical one. It is the political and administrative juggernaut needing to come to terms with things like a replacement for geo-locating. As the other commenter pointed out: they are working on a "solution" to this "problem". The world is now a global village but even in a tiny hamlet there are grumpy neighbors who want to put up huge fences.

     

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    Jeremy, Jun 28th, 2011 @ 10:02am

    Re: In another universe...

    Awesome.

    That was perfectly said. I just wanted to comment to commend you on that. Perfect ideas.

    That is all. Also want to listen in Canada. haha.

     

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    John, Sep 16th, 2011 @ 4:09pm

    Alternative way to get around the block

    I'm using UnoTelly.com to get around the block for turntable.fm

    It's free and also supports Spotify. I'm so tired of record companies blocking everyone else outside USA. When I went to Europe, Spotify is so huge!

     

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    Doris M. Reeves-Reid, Mar 23rd, 2012 @ 10:56am

    Organizing Cordiality

    The trouble we go through to get what we need approved or disapproved takes trial and effort. However, we all must go through the motions to learn hardcore lessons.

    Love the music and the trails I leave, however, the payback was in the fans who learn these lessons and enjoy the new fans, sells, and expressions they'll be tankering in the future.

    Thanks for the forum too all internet software programs out in all the sectors. May we have it become organized here first, as they catch on we'll find black gold in our music in no time.

     

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