Grooveshark site replaced by ScoreBig ticketing deals
Universal Music Group may be the new owner of the Grooveshark.com domain name, but the label appears to be leasing it out to ticketing firm ScoreBig. “Welcome Former Grooveshark User! You probably came to Grooveshark...
October 19, 2015
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg has died
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg has died aged 28. The news was revealed on the Twitter account of the Gainesville, Florida police department yesterday. “Josh Greenberg, co-founder of #Grooveshark was found dead in...
July 21, 2015
StreamSquid hopes to revive Grooveshark – but with legal music
We’re starting to lose count of the number of ‘new Groovesharks’ since the controversial streaming service shut down earlier this year. Many have tried to revive the Grooveshark name, but a new venture called StreamSquid...
July 13, 2015
CloudFlare pushes back at RIAA after Grooveshark shutdown
Content delivery network (CDN) CloudFlare has been under pressure from the RIAA for delivering its service to Grooveshark before the streaming music service shut down. Now it’s hitting back against a temporary restraining...
June 1, 2015
Former Grooveshark staffer defiant about relaunched versions
One of the former Grooveshark team has sent a splenetic email to Digital Music News – duly published in full – taking the music industry to task for shutting down the streaming service. “you see gs really could have...
May 29, 2015
New Grooveshark whacked, but soon pops up again
When someone connected to Grooveshark claimed to have relaunched the site, we predicted swift legal action to whack this particular mole – even though, as it turned out, the site was less a new Grooveshark than a cloned...
May 18, 2015
New ‘Grooveshark’ is actually a reskinned MP3Juices
We weren’t surprised at the news that someone had cloned Grooveshark earlier this week following the streaming service’s shutdown. But, as TorrentFreak has uncovered, it turns out that the site is actually a reskin of...
May 7, 2015
Grooveshark is back online. Is anyone really surprised?
Controversial streaming service Grooveshark shut down last week, but it was always inevitable that someone – an outraged listener with coding skills – would relaunch it. And that’s exactly what has happened: “an individual...
May 6, 2015
Grooveshark shuts down: ‘We apologise. Without reservation’
Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark has shut down, as part of a settlement with major labels following its most recent legal defeat. “We have agreed to cease operations immediately, wipe clean all of the...
May 1, 2015
Grooveshark maximum damages set at $150k per infringement
Plenty of headlines floating about this weekend about Grooveshark facing a potential damages bill of $736m in its lost legal battle with Universal Music. And yes, that is the theoretical maximum, since the judge in the case...
April 27, 2015
Google has fielded 100m takedown requests in 2015
Has the barrage of DMCA takedown requests sent to Google for copyrighted files linked to from its search engine died down? In a word: no. In fact, it continues to accelerate: more than 100m takedown requests so far this year,...
April 7, 2015
Grooveshark takes another body-blow in EMI court battle
Streaming service Grooveshark is going, but for how much longer? Admittedly, that sentence (or a variant of it) is something we’ve written several times in recent times. But the latest court ruling against the company –...
April 7, 2015