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After Getting 'Pummeled' By Lawsuits, Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Is Making A Comeback

After Getting 'Pummeled' By Lawsuits, Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Is Making A Comeback | Music business | Scoop.it
Music streaming site Grooveshark has settled some lawsuits and started hiring employees again after a tough two years.
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Surprising as this is, Grooveshark is coming back if we like it or not. They suffered many fines for alleged copyright infringment, but are still going. 

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Grooveshark’s Future in Doubt After Settlements With Big Music

Grooveshark’s Future in Doubt After Settlements With Big Music | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark's lengthy legal battle with several of the world's major recording labels, who accused the popular music streaming service of mass-copyright infringement, may soon come to an end.
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Grooveshark Gets a Makeover

Grooveshark Gets a Makeover | Music business | Scoop.it
Starting today, controversial streaming music service Grooveshark has a stylish new look that matches its generous music features.
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Grooveshark opens up its data with Beluga, offering insight into the listening habits of its users

Grooveshark opens up its data with Beluga, offering insight into the listening habits of its users | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark has just launched a brand new service tapping into the information they've gathered over the years giving insight into musical artists and their fanbase.

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Facebook Breaks Up With Grooveshark

Facebook Breaks Up With Grooveshark | Music business | Scoop.it

"In our exclusive interview with Grooveshark CEO and co-founder Sam Tarantino a couple of weeks ago, he listed no fewer than eight reasons why music should be free — and why his company should be the one to make it that way."

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YouTube Music: It's Bigger Than Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, & Grooveshark Combined.

YouTube Music: It's Bigger Than Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, & Grooveshark Combined. | Music business | Scoop.it

"It may not be the cleanest experience, but it is the biggest experience - by a gigantic and overpowering margin. In fact, nearly 40 percent of YouTube's trillion-plus annual views come from music videos according to the latest research estimates. And according to our calculations, that makes YouTube Music bigger than Spotify, Rhapsody, Grooveshark (and Rdio, MOG, Deezer, and eMusic) combined."

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TuneCore: We Must Boycott Grooveshark. We Must Pressure Their Advertisers

TuneCore: We Must Boycott Grooveshark. We Must Pressure Their Advertisers | Music business | Scoop.it

"This is a battle that's now bleeding beyond the major labels - way beyond. Because the sharpest attack on Grooveshark is now coming from Tunecore CEO Jeff Price, an artist champion who spends most of this time fighting against the majors."

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Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal

Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark has been sued by EMI, but you wouldn’t know it from the music streaming service’s explanation for the companies’ failed relationship. Also,...
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Grooveshark Done In Germany; Is This The Beginning Of The End?

Grooveshark Done In Germany; Is This The Beginning Of The End? | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark has pulled its operations out of Germany citing high licensing costs demanded by German rights organization GEMA, but with lawsuits from each of the four major...
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Grooveshark email: How we built a music service without, um, paying for music

Grooveshark email: How we built a music service without, um, paying for music | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark wanted to use unlicensed music to build a huge online following and then deal with the labels, according to company e-mails entered into court records. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Media Maverick.
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Grooveshark EVP Paul Geller on Company's Success, Challenges and 'Data Lining Backbone'

Grooveshark EVP Paul Geller on Company's Success, Challenges and 'Data Lining Backbone' | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark EVP of Strategic Development Paul Geller speaks on Grooveshark's new database Beluga and the success of his company.
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Grooveshark Has New And Improved Look, But Same Old Problems

Grooveshark Has New And Improved Look, But Same Old Problems | Music business | Scoop.it
Music streaming service Grooveshark unveiled a new site design November 11, fleshing out its explore and music community sections, with more changes planned for 2012.
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Digital Music News - Rokker.fm: It's Part Spotify, Part Grooveshark, & Totally YouTube...

Digital Music News - Rokker.fm: It's Part Spotify, Part Grooveshark, & Totally YouTube... | Music business | Scoop.it

"And the latest musical Frankenstein on the loose?"

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Google Adds Grooveshark to its Piracy Search Filter

Google Adds Grooveshark to its Piracy Search Filter | Music business | Scoop.it
Google has quietly expanded its list of censored search phrases with the addition of music streaming service Grooveshark.
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A Conversation with Grooveshark Founder and CEO Sam Tarantino

A Conversation with Grooveshark Founder and CEO Sam Tarantino | Music business | Scoop.it
Sam Tarantino is the founder and CEO of Grooveshark, an online music streaming service with over 30 million users worldwide. Sam oversees overall business strategy, licensing and key partnerships, ...
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Grooveshark app yanked from Google Play yet again

Grooveshark app yanked from Google Play yet again | Music business | Scoop.it
The Android music app has again been removed from Google's online store after recently being reinstated. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Internet & Media.
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Facebook Confirms: "We Have Removed the Grooveshark App..."

Facebook Confirms: "We Have Removed the Grooveshark App..." | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark first brushed this off as a simple 'error,' but this is no accident. In fact, Facebook has now confirmed to Digital Music News that the Grooveshark app has been deliberately banned based on infringement concerns."

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Facebook Integration Down

Facebook Integration Down | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark’s Facebook app integration and our Facebook page were disabled by Facebook Saturday afternoon. We believe they were disabled in error and we are in communication with Facebook to try to understand exactly what’s going on, so we hope to see a resolution to these problems soon."

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6 Reasons Grooveshark’s CEO Thinks Recorded Music Should Be Free

6 Reasons Grooveshark’s CEO Thinks Recorded Music Should Be Free | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark is getting it from all angles. Not only did its only major label deal (with EMI) collapse, but the company is now being sued by all four major labels for large-scale copyright infringement due to its policy of letting users upload music into its system, where over 30 million people stream it for free each month — mostly in the absence of licenses from artists, labels, and publishers."

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Grooveshark Introduces Video Engagement Platform To Promote Emerging Artists

Grooveshark Introduces Video Engagement Platform To Promote Emerging Artists | Music business | Scoop.it

"Popular and controversial music service Grooveshark has launched a Video Engagement Platform that is designed to both promote emerging artists and..."

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Grooveshark Fights To Keep Music Open and Unlimited

Grooveshark Fights To Keep Music Open and Unlimited | Music business | Scoop.it
Popular music streaming service Grooveshark is being sued by all the major recording labels.
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Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits

Grooveshark Launches iPhone App in Face of Major Label Lawsuits | Music business | Scoop.it
The music streaming web site, despite facing lawsuits from every single major label, releases an app in HTML5 that allows its use on iPhone and Android phones, even after...
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Grooveshark Is Now Facing $17 Billion In Damages...

Grooveshark Is Now Facing $17 Billion In Damages... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark had better hope their defense stands up in court. According to court documents obtained by Digital Music News early this morning, the latest lawsuit from Universal Music Group would saddle Grooveshark and its executives with more than $17 billion in damages if proven correct. And, just like the Limewire case, that likely includes punishing personal liabilities against top Grooveshark employees."

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Universal Music Group Sues Grooveshark

Universal Music Group Sues Grooveshark | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music Group has reportedly filed a lawsuit against music service Grooveshark over alleged copyright violations. The complaint alleges Grooveshark management has led...
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Facebookers Listen To 1.5 Billion Tunes In Six Weeks

Facebookers Listen To 1.5 Billion Tunes In Six Weeks | Music business | Scoop.it
Facebook users have listened to songs over 1.5 billion times during the first six weeks that music applications have integrated the Open Graph.

That statistic comes from a post on Facebook's developer blog by Casey Maloney Rosales...
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