Grooveshark

  • Grooveshark Makes The Google Autosuggest Blacklist, Joining The Pirate Bay And Others

    Grooveshark Makes The Google Autosuggest Blacklist, Joining The Pirate Bay And Others

    Google’s autocomplete search results can be a great help when you know part of what you’re looking for, or when you want to be lazy, but they also carry a certain political weight. What they don’t offer up is as telling as what they do, and now Grooveshark joins the illustrious ranks of options that don’t come up automatically. Read More

  • Grooveshark Introduces Broadcast To Let Anyone Become Their Own Online DJ

    Grooveshark Introduces Broadcast To Let Anyone Become Their Own Online DJ

    Grooveshark has created a way for its users to create there own live streaming playlists, enabling them to share their favorite music, complete with their own personal interruptions. The Grooveshark Broadcast feature, which becomes available later this week, basically enables anyone to become an online music DJ, creating live and on-demand broadcasts that anyone can listen to. Read More

  • Two App Store Rebels Join Forces — Grooveshark Adds Tip Jar-Style Payments Via Flattr

    Two App Store Rebels Join Forces — Grooveshark Adds Tip Jar-Style Payments Via Flattr

    In a move that coincidentally sees two App Store rebels join forces, music streaming service, Grooveshark, has added support for Flattr, the social micro-payments offering. The new integration means that users of both Grooveshark and Flattr (which we’ve previously likened to a ‘Like button but with cash‘) can easily reward their favourite artists, tip jar-style, providing… Read More

  • Grooveshark Signs Deals With DashGo & NuGroove Records

    Grooveshark Signs Deals With DashGo & NuGroove Records

    Streaming music service Grooveshark is today announcing it has signed new licensing deals with worldwide distribution network DashGo and indie label NuGroove Records. DashGo is the larger deal, representing 115 labels, more than 4,5000 banks and over 50,000 tracks. NuGroove, meanwhile, is a small label with just over two dozen signed artists. Read More

  • Grooveshark Now Found Lurking In Boxee Waters

    Grooveshark Now Found Lurking In Boxee Waters

    Grooveshark is now singing and swaying with Boxee as the music streaming service just hit the platform. The somewhat-underground music service streams lands on Boxee in a slightly different form than its online counterpart. The service not only looks different, but costs $9 a month after a free trial. Ouch. Grooveshark likely wants a slice of that sweet revunue pie Spotify is currently enjoying. Read More

  • Grooveshark Not Sure Why Google Banned App From Android Market, RIAA Complaint Likely Reason

    Grooveshark Not Sure Why Google Banned App From Android Market, RIAA Complaint Likely Reason

    As you may have heard, online music streaming service Grooveshark made headlines after Google booted its Android app from the Android Market. Google hasn’t revealed much insight into why the app was pulled but has told reporters that Grooveshark violates its “policies”. CNET reported that sources said top music labels accused the service of violating copyright law. Now… Read More

  • Will Amazon Drive Music Lockers Like MP3Tunes And mSpot Beyond Oblivion?

    Will Amazon Drive Music Lockers Like MP3Tunes And mSpot Beyond Oblivion?

    Make no mistake about it: the digital music space will be turned upside down this year, courtesy of giants like Apple, Google, HP, Sony and now, Amazon. Earlier today, the latter announced that it was entering the world of digital music locker services with a bang, introducing services dubbed Cloud Drive and Cloud Player that basically let you store your digital music – and more –… Read More

  • An Improved Grooveshark iPhone App Hits The App Store – On Cydia, That Is

    An Improved Grooveshark iPhone App Hits The App Store – On Cydia, That Is

    Exclusive -When Jason tried out online music streaming startup Grooveshark’s iPhone app 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, and last February the company got so fed up with waiting for Apple that they released the app for jailbroken iPhones on third-party application… Read More

  • Grooveshark Revamps TinySong: Easy Music Sharing Made Even Easier

    Grooveshark Revamps TinySong: Easy Music Sharing Made Even Easier

    If the old TinySong was already drop dead easy to discover and share music on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, the new TinySong is even more so. Operated by Grooveshark, TinySong lets you search for songs in the startup’s extensive music catalog, and lets you instantly stream previews on the same page. Click the ‘Share’ button next to songs and you’ll get… Read More

  • Grooveshark app now available for the iPhone … if it's a jailbroken one

    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… Read More

  • 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… 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… Read 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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