Streaming service Grooveshark remains a villain for many music rightsholders, with a recent high-profile court ruling having gone their way in declaring the site to have wilfully infringed copyrights. That isn’t stopping Grooveshark from launching new initiatives that it claims will help musicians rather than hinder them. The latest is Grooveshark Presents, a “fan-sourced live music initiative” aimed at local artists in the US. “We are removing the significant risks promoters take in booking talent, simply by combining the intelligence gathered from our streaming platform with our unique ability to communicate with our listeners,” said CEO Sam Tarantino. “This is a significant step in how Grooveshark organically bridges artists and fans with technology.” Talking of organically bridging artists and fans with technology, it took us less than 10 seconds to find the full version of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album on Grooveshark this week, despite it being a prominent holdout from licensed streaming services…

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