The lifespan of software is a curious thing. Unless a program is deemed irreplaceable by an industry (like Photoshop), most die out or are succeeded by a better—or cheaper—option a few years later. Even games, outside of retro collectors’ items or unicorn hits (Diablo II), lose steam. After the downfall of Napster,…
Grooveshark was one of the last big illegal music services left when it was shut down by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) earlier this year. So it’s not all that surprising that a Grooveshark clone received similar legal treatment, although the size of the fine is something else.
Last week, after a protracted court battle with music rights holders, the illegal online streaming service Grooveshark went dark. But an ambitious, and mysterious person named “New Grooveshark” emailed me today with news that they’d defiantly brought back the site at a new address at grooveshark.io. The shark just…
Remember Grooveshark, that bootleggy version of Pandora that let you stream any song, in surprisingly high quality, for free? After nearly a decade of blatant copyright infringement, the site’s finally totally kaput.
It's been a long time coming, but EMI is now withdrawing support from that dusty old music site Grooveshark. That means Grooveshark is completely abandoned by all four major record labels, leaving it pretty much dead in the water.
That questionably legal music service Grooveshark is in hot water again. EMI, the one big music label it has a licensing deal with, is suing its ass.
Remember Grooveshark, the magical website that let you stream any song you wanted, in high quality, for free? Did you ever wonder how such a thing managed to avoid legal annihilation? Trick question! It hasn't. Its lawsuit death is here.
Google Music is here, promising the magic of the cloud. Is it the perfect way to consume music digitally? Well, that's what they want us to believe.
Grooveshark, my favorite probably-not-legal streaming music service, has lost its home on the Android Market. Google booted the app for the same reason everything bad in the world happens: record label complaints. Thanks for the capitulation! [Mashable]