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Grooveshark shut down

Posted by on May 1, 2015

Labels like Relapse Records and others have been shaking their collective fists at Grooveshark for years; the online music service provided convenient streaming of millions of songs, but most of the songs weren’t licensed with the labels who put out the music. After being found guilty of copyright infringement by the United States District Court […]

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Grooveshark found guilty of copyright infringement

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Digital streaming music service Grooveshark has been swimming in murky water, so to speak, for several years now. In 2011, labels and artists including Relapse and King Crimson stated that their music was on the service without their permission, and that when they sent the links to have the music taken down, it would go […]

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Today in streaming: Google buys Songza; Grooveshark in trouble?

Posted by on July 2, 2014

In a move that’s not that surprising given Apple’s purchase of Beats, Google has purchased streaming music service Songza for an undisclosed price. Songza offers music curated for moods, events, times of day and more, using 50 music curators. There are also genre-based playlists, with their metal offerings at 28 or so playlists, one of them […]

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Grooveshark added to Google’s pirate busting filter

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Adding to its list of predators, Grooveshark is now on Google’s blacklist for anti-piracy searching filters. The search engine has eliminated the Autocomplete option for the music sharing site as it similarly has done for curse words and certain parts of the human anatomy. TorrentFreak first discovered the elimination. As they explain, Google’s piracy blacklist […]

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Younger Music Fans Listening To As Much Streaming Services As They Are Radio

Posted by on April 3, 2013

This isn’t that surprising, especially given the rise of smartphones, but a new study finds that 13 to 35 year-olds are spending as much time listening to streaming music as they are to AM/FM radio. A study done by The NPD Group found that in the fourth quarter of 2012, streaming services like Pandora, Spotify […]

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Grooveshark In Deep Water As Label Groups, EMI Publishing Join Lawsuit

Posted by on January 9, 2012

Back in November, King Crimson and Relapse Records gave a glimpse behind the curtain of digital music streaming service Grooveshark, claiming that it was next to impossible to get their music, which was put on the service without permission, taken down. Universal Music Group was the first major label to sue Grooveshark, claiming that the […]

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Grooveshark’s Future In Jeopardy Thanks To UMG’s Lawsuit

Posted by on November 22, 2011

Looks like Grooveshark has more to fear than King Crimson and Relapse Records. In a new copyright lawsuit filed last week, Universal Music Group claims that Grooveshark has been actively uploading unauthorized music. “[The business records of Escape Media Group, Grooveshark’s parent company], establish unequivocally, that the sound recordings illegally copied by Escape’s executives and […]

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Relapse Records’ Director Of Sales Responds To Grooveshark

Posted by on October 17, 2011

This past Friday (October 14), we shared an email thread between Robert Fripp, his team, and Grooveshark that Digital Music News were cc’d on. The emails chronicled Fripp’s struggle to get King Crimson’s material and his solo work removed from the streaming service. As it turns out, though, Fripp isn’t the only one who has […]

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King Crimson’s Attempt To Get Off Of Grooveshark Chronicled In Email Thread

Posted by on October 14, 2011

With so much buzz surrounding Spotify, we often forget about other music streaming services. And as it turns out, Spotify isn’t the only one in hot water over what they can and can’t stream. Music streaming site Grooveshark has been operating on the fringes of legality for a while now, and has streamed some of their […]

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What Streaming Site Is Best Worth Your Buck?

Posted by on August 11, 2010

LifeHacker.com recently posted an insightful review of music streaming sites. Streamers such as Grooveshark, Last.FM, RDIO, MOG, Spotify, Rhapsody, Pandora, Slacker, and Napster (in case you couldn’t read the image) were put through the test to see how they compare to one another and which they feel conquers them all. They even provide a nifty […]

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