Grooveshark

 
  • Rejected By Apple, Grooveshark Releases App For Jailbroken iPhones On Cydia

    Rejected By Apple, Grooveshark Releases App For Jailbroken iPhones On Cydia

    When Jason Kincaid tried out the iPhone app online music streaming startup Grooveshark built and showed off in July 2009, he wrote that it was great but that he "wouldn’t expect this to pop up in the App Store any time soon". He was right on both counts. Grooveshark now says it has given up on its ambitions to get approved for the official App Store, claiming that Apple has been "ritually… Read More

  • Listen! Grooveshark debuts native Palm webOS app

    Listen! Grooveshark debuts native Palm webOS app

    Online music service Grooveshark is today announcing the launch of a native app for devices running Palm webOS, or in other words the Palm Pre and Pixi phones. With the app, Grooveshark users gain access to its vast on-demand song catalog - the number of tracks in there runs in the millions - but also to the personal playlists and favorites they and other users have cultivated on the kick-assRead More

  • The New Grooveshark: Faster, Prettier And Still Phenomenal

    The New Grooveshark: Faster, Prettier And Still Phenomenal

    I've always considered the Grooveshark web app's UI to be quite amazing, so I was wary when I was granted preview access to the service's new look, which the startup is presenting publicly for the first time today (at 12 AM EST). Fortunately, they somehow managed to make it even more awesome than it already was, and the makeover was more than a new lick of paint as it also included a number of… Read More

  • Grooveshark Slips Past EMI's Lawyers, Signs New Licensing Agreement Instead

    Grooveshark Slips Past EMI's Lawyers, Signs New Licensing Agreement Instead

    According to Chilean tech blog FayerWayer, music startup Grooveshark is about to announce that it has reached an agreement with recording industry giant The EMI Group. The news comes nearly three months after EMI sued the fledgling company behind the service, Escape Media Group, for infringement on its copyright. Grooveshark is a web-based music application where you can go to listen to music… Read More

  • Grooveshark's iPhone App Is Great, But It's About To Get Smacked Down By Apple

    Grooveshark's iPhone App Is Great, But It's About To Get Smacked Down By Apple

    Over the last few days we've seen a lot of attention centered on the new iPhone application from Spotify, the so-called 'iTunes Killer' subscription service that lets you plays songs on demand from a library of millions of tracks. We still don't know if that app is going to make it through Apple's nebulous approval process, but it's already got some possible competition: Grooveshark, a streaming… Read More

  • Signing Off, And What Does A TechCrunch Writer Actually Use?

    This is my last post at TechCrunch as a full time writer (I may yet do the occasional guest post). It’s exactly 12 months to the day since I started writing here and the date seemed like a good time to go. I won’t bore you with a self indulgent retrospective; if you are interested in my reasons and thoughts I did a podcast with my old site The Blog Herald yesterday – listen to… Read More

  • Sonific Heading To The Deadpool: Record Labels Blamed

    Sonific Heading To The Deadpool: Record Labels Blamed

    Sonific, an online music playing servuce similar to Pandora and Seeqpod, is to close May 1 as the company was unable to obtain licensed music rights in a way that made the service viable. Gerd Leonhard, Co-Founder & CEO writes: 1) There are countless startups providing access to any and all music streams without any license whatsoever. However, when we approached the major record label… Read More

  • MyPlayList Combines Flickr And Online Music

    MyPlayList Combines Flickr And Online Music

    MyPlayList, a bootstrapped startup from Agentbleu, a Englishman living in France, combines streamed music and Flickr for a free music service that delivers visual as well as musical abundance. MyPlayList uses the XSPF xml format to combine the images from the Flickr image sharing service, with music that is hosted across the internet, and similar to Seeqpod does not host or cache any of the music… Read More

  • Grooveshark Launches Web Media Player

    Grooveshark Launches Web Media Player

    Music sharing and sales startup Grooveshark has launched Grooveshark Lite, a flash app that provides access to all the songs in Grooveshark’s library. For those unfamiliar with the company, Grooveshark allows users to upload and share their music collection with friends, but with a twist: every song uploaded can be purchased DRM-free with the uploader getting a cut of each sale (the rest… Read More

  • DRM-free music for 29 cents per track, 12 hours only

    DRM-free music for 29 cents per track, 12 hours only

    Hot damn. Grooveshark, the up-and-coming digital music service reported on CrunchGear here, TechCrunch here, and done up as a screencast here, is going to be selling DRM-free music tracks for 29 cents a pop today from 12PM to 12AM, EST. That’s insanity. Virtual insanity. Hey, I bet you could download that song for 29 cents! You’ll need a beta invite to get an account so if you… Read More