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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Grooveshark Has Been Resurrected … For Now

Earlier this month, Grooveshark shut down. A week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, the music streaming site gave up and offering a formal apology to the music industry. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But …

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Grooveshark Shuts Down, Offers Apology to Music Industry

Grooveshark is dead. You remember Grooveshark, right? Just a week after a judge ruled that the music streaming service made “willfull” copyright violations, Grooveshark is shutting down and offering a formal apology. “Today we are shutting down Grooveshark. We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite [the] best of …

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Grooveshark Settles Sony Lawsuit, Signs License Agreement

Grooveshark this week announced that it has reached a settlement with Sony/ATV over a long-fought copyright infringement lawsuit. Sony is one of four major music labels that have sued Grooveshark in recent years. As part of the agreement, Grooveshark and Sony have also entered into a publishing deal for Sony/ATV’s music catalogue. The full terms of the agreement, including the …

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Google Proves To Be Inconsistent By Adding Grooveshark To Their Autosuggest Blacklist

As Google’s march towards becoming the big brother who knows what’s best for their users, even if their users disagree, continues unabated, are we witnessing the company undo all the goodwill it built up over the years? Findings seem to suggest that trend, and when the company responds to why they did things like get rid of Google Reader, despite …

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Grooveshark is Back For Android Devices

Grooveshark, the streaming music platform, has finally had its app reinstated for Android platforms. The app, which is now available in the Google Play store, allows users to stream genre radio stations, make custom radio stations similar to Pandora, and play on-demand music. The on-demand music streaming is a feature that only subscribers who pay $9 a month can use. …

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Grooveshark’s Beluga Offers Up Fascinating Insights Into Listeners’ Lifestyles

The music you listen to says a lot about you. While not strictly relegating you to a restricted definition, there does tend to be a correlation between personality types, lifestyles, and types of preferred music. If you’ve ever wondered what your music preferences say about the types of people who may be considered your familiars, wonder no more: Grooveshark has …

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Your Social Music Experience: A Primer

2012 is probably going to be year that the word “social” reaches its saturation point and it becomes a parody of itself. Social nose-blowing, social traffic (cars, not browsers), social bathrooms – you name it, someone will probably find a way to make an online social experience out of it. “Social” is the most overly used adjective in any and …

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Grooveshark Dumped by its Only Major Label

It appears that the only major record label to have a contract with Grooveshark has cut its ties to the popular music streaming site. Cnet points out that in a New York State court filing that EMI claims Grooveshark is not paying its share of a contract the companies entered into in 2009. The record label wants out of the …

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Grooveshark’s New Ad Engagement Not All That Bad

If you’re a regular Grooveshark user, you might have noticed this week a fairly significant change to the way ads are presented on the website. In fact, if you’re a free user, you’re not going to be able to get any of the jams you’ve saved in the ‘My Music’ tab unless you sit through an entire albeit brief ad …

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Grooveshark Returns To iOS, Expands To Other Platforms

What’s the best way to help people to forget that you’re getting sued by everybody? If you’re Grooveshark, you make your awesome service available to lots more people. The music purveyors of Grooveshark posted an announcement on their blog today about their improved availability to many more platforms: As of right now, you won’t be able to log in to …

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Grooveshark sued by EMI Music

Well, this will probably going to be detrimental to my future work productivity. Due to what it claims is a failure to receive any royalty kickbacks, EMI Music Publishing has filed a lawsuit against Grooveshark’s parent company, Escape Media Group. The New York Times explains: In the suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, EMI seeks unspecified …

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