Oh Google. Just when the company’s relationship with the music industry was taking an upturn thanks to its promise to downgrade piracy sites in its search results, now there’s a new reason for rightsholders to fume. Grooveshark’s Android app is back on the Google Play store, having been removed by Google in April 2011 (Bulletin, 6-Apr-11). “We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with Android,” says Grooveshark in a statement, although Google has yet to comment. The app itself is free for users who just want to use its personal radio service, but they must pay $9 a month for on-demand streaming. Expect rival streaming services as well as unlicensed labels to make their disapproval known in the coming days.

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