Independent artists have never had access to so many customers. A single distributor can get an artist’s music into digital services around the world. U.S. artists were getting Spotify royalties before the service was available stateside. Now they’re getting royalties from Deezer, Bloom.fm and other services not yet available in the
Turntable.fm, the social music service that reached sudden popularity in the summer of 2011, will shut down on Dec. 2. Announcing the decision Friday at its blog, Turntable explained shutting down the streaming service would allow it to focus on its new live platform, Turntable Live.