EMI has signed a licensing deal with US streaming music service Grooveshark just months after suing it for copyright infringement. The deal is US-only, and terms are undisclosed. Although it removes a legal headache for Grooveshark, it has still to sign deals with the other major labels. The announcement is also interesting in the context of David Hyman’s comments in our Top Story – the basic version of Grooveshark is free and ad-supported, so clearly EMI is still licensing these kinds of services. That said, Grooveshark has also recently launched a $3-a-month VIP version with more features.
EMI cans Grooveshark lawsuit in favour of licensing deal
October 14th, 2009 by Music Ally