On Friday we added the playlist feature to turntable.fm and we’re already starting to see some interesting data about how people organize their music. Here’s the top 50 most common playlist names, in order:
Any surprises? I wouldn’t expect to see “disney” and “troll” so high on the list above “punk”! We also merged “90’s” and “90s” into one category. In case you’re wondering, “90s” is twice as popular as “90’s” and “80s” is only 50% more popular than “80’s”!
This data is only 4 days old, but it’s still pretty interesting! Would you guys like to see more posts like this in the future?
Last night we had one of our biggest events in turntable history when the Australian house/dubstep duo Knife Party played a spontaneous show in #AnonFM. We had over 1,300 simultaneous users in the same room, almost double our previous record set by Passion Pit. It was crazy!
This was also coming off the heels of IceFest, an all-day music festival where 30 artists played new and unreleased songs for over 1,000 users over a 12 hour period.
Both of these events have one interesting feature in common - they weren’t organized by us. IceFest was a massive effort organized by Project AFM over the course of several months. And the Knife Party event was the result of a single text message from a user who happened to be friends with the band.
During most of 2012, our artist relations guy Jordan had been booking a few artist events a week, culminating in an epic 3-week-long Winter Festival. Our biggest takeaway from the Winter Festival was that artists visiting the site like to be a part of something bigger than themselves. And we decided that, going forward, we should try to integrate artist events with the larger turntable community.
So in 2013, we’ve made a conscious effort to mix artist events with user events, giving both equal weight and promotion. We’ve even been working with managers and labels to book artist events set in user-created rooms. For example, on Friday, the dubstep magicians Stephan Jacobs & NiT GriT will be playing a show in one of the site’s most popular rooms, DJ Wooooo’s.
We’ve also established a great flow of communication with our users. News of the spontaneous Knife Party event trickled upwards to the turntable staff within minutes, giving us ample time to promote the event to the greater turntable community and ensure that everything goes smoothly on the artist’s end as well.
We’re only a few weeks into 2013 but it’s already shaping up to be an awesome year for the turntable community. Virtual concerts are still a pretty new space and we’re always looking for new ideas from our users as to how we can help artists and fans engage with one another. If you have any ideas for cool events that you’d like to do on turntable, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Brad O’Farrell, Community Manager
Matt and Kim recently stopped by Turntable.fm to DJ and chat
with fans as part of Turntable.fm’s Winter Festival.
Here’s most of what they played.
This is really cool!
If you missed Matt and Kim’s Winter Festival DJ set, here’s most of what they played!
It was great having you guys!
Photos from the Chicago Turntable Meet-up! About 20 turntablers met up at a concert (Tritonal, 3LAU & James Egbert) in Chicago last week, then they split off into their own groups and had fun around the city together. Meet-ups are so cute! If you want to organize a turntable meet-up in your city, let us know!
We’re having a special Halloween DJ battle where you can win these Skull&Roses headphones from SOL REPUBLIC. Click the link above and spin your best ‘scary EDM’! We’ll send these headphones out to the DJ who stayed on deck the longest by the time the contest ends at 7pm EDT! Good luck!
In case you missed it, we added new Halloween avatars! Just go into a room, click “change avatar” and equip your costume! They’ll only be here for a limited amount of time, so enjoy them while they last! Halloween avatars, like lives, are fleeting.
The entire turntable team got together for the first time in a long time and went on a field trip to upstate New York! We saw weird chickens and sassy llamas! We also spent several hours brainstorming things we could do to make your turntable experience better. It was a really fun, productive trip!
The Aussies have invaded Turntable! Australian acts The Presets and Gold Fields will join us, live and in person at our NYC headquarters, for a special 2-band showcase. Gold Fields will open the show at 6pm EDT, followed by The Presets at 7pm EDT. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Check it out! These are the photos from the NYC Turntable Meet-Up! We had a blast! If you live in LA, there’s still time to RSVP for the LA Turntable Meet-Up!
The Turntable Portland meet-up is underway right now!
So far it’s BradOFarrell (me!) Nite4awk, DJ D-cup, Chris, Masamune Miles, DJ Math Teacher, and Sarahstry. We’ve mostly been sharing experiences with the site, discussing common problems and solutions, and talking about our favorite rooms and genres. It’s been pretty enlightening to hear detailed in-depth feedback from our users!
About 8 people RSVPed on Facebook and 7 showed up - next weekend we’ll be doing the NYC meet-up, which has 24 RSVPs on the Facebook event page. It should be really fun! If you think you can make it, you should RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/408313232551469