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(Mashable)   Grooveshark CEO: 'I'm Broke'   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Grooveshark, CEO, sonybmg, Warner Music Group  
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5391 clicks; posted to Business » on 23 Apr 2013 at 11:08 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-23 11:56:37 AM  
3 votes:

Lost Thought 00: Never heard of them. What made them special? Why were they in such legal hot water?

Music streaming service that tried to stay under the radar of the major labels.  Their plan didn't work and they got sued by all the big ones.

Still a fantastic service.  I use them daily.
2013-04-23 11:17:06 AM  
3 votes:
That's too bad. Grooveshark's farking cool.
2013-04-23 12:13:44 PM  
2 votes:
damn.  Grooveshark is the only decent music streaming service.
2013-04-23 04:37:53 PM  
1 vote:

Walt_Jizzney: Pretty much this. Spotify doesn't give an easy way to purchase the songs legit, not even to mention the crappy internet royalties paid to artists. I know the selling point to artists is a supposed "conversion rate" to retail sales, but seriously.

I can sort of see what you mean.  On the other hand:

1) See artist and title currently playing on Spotify
2) Open application used to purchase music (iTunes, Internet Explorer)
3) Search for artist and title
4) Purchase

Total time to execute steps: under 60 seconds.  Most listeners are probably willing to expend that much effort and focus if they like the song.
2013-04-23 02:01:48 PM  
1 vote:

Lost Thought 00: Never heard of them. What made them special? Why were they in such legal hot water?

It plays music, just about anything you'd like. No irritating ads (just visual), no hoops, no subscriptions although you get extras if you do, a decent selection of international/under the radar music, and simple as can be. No wonder the labels hate it.
 /Hopefully they can get the HTML5 version to work better soon. As of now it's kind of a crapshoot.
2013-04-23 01:37:30 PM  
1 vote:
ftfa: "Grooveshark redesigned its website to focus more on recommended stations and social profiles"

Ugh, please everyone stop using the word "social", it makes me cringe like you're stabbing my brain with lightning.

ftfa: "The DJ can select songs, record 30-second audio interludes and see real-time listening stats; listeners can engage with one another and offer feedback and song suggestions to the DJ through a live chat feature on the side."

Why would anyone want to listen to a "playlist" generated by some other d-bag? What's the point?
A suggestion feature? That's cool. Or you could, you know, MAKE A PLAYLIST YOURSELF instead of suggesting someone else do it.

I used to hit Grooveshark once in a while, however it got annoying having 30 renditions of the same song show up, all with slightly different levels of compression, or with different parts clipped or cutout. Sometimes distorted because it was over-modulated. It was a perfect mix of no thanks. Haven't been since 2010 or so. I'm not surprised it isn't working.
2013-04-23 01:16:24 PM  
1 vote:
Independent bands on Grooveshark:  "so are we"
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