I love turntable.fm.
It’s a well-executed simple app offering virtual music “rooms”. You can just listen, or be one of 5 DJs selecting songs for that room. It’s a fun way to share music with friends and co-workers. It’s taking off fast.
I think we’re entering the next chapter for music, following the iTunes era, and it’s all about social. Apple’s Ping service has the right social buzzwords, but isn’t quite right. Turntable.fm is dead on for one aspect of social music, and Facebook has big plans for music.
(And if Facebook is smart, they acquire Turntable.fm now or just copy the feature. Unfortunately, I don’t think Turntable.fm lasts independently & competitive long-term; it’s so obvious that it should be part of Facebook).
It will be interesting to see how Apple reacts. Is the iTunes era ending?