1. Grooveshark is giving away three pairs of tickets to the Voodoo Experience at City Park in New Orleans next weekend! The festival is a three day event that kicks off next Friday, October 28th. 

    The Voodoo Experience is a unique festival because it brings together live music, art and food. This is an incredible opportunity to soak up the local culture, cuisine, and array of music in the “haunted” New Orleans over Halloween weekend. This multi-sensory festival will celebrate local artists as well as international musicians like The Raconteurs, Soundgarden, Blink 182, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Girl Talk and many more.

    "The purpose of the exhibition is to provide another layer in a comprehensive, multi-sensory “experience” that elicits both physical and emotional responses from festival-goers. The vibrant pieces celebrate experimentation with technology and electronic media along with the nonconventional use of sustainable materials." -thevoodooexperience.com

    To enter to be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to the Voodoo Experience next weekend, follow the steps below:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark on Twitter

    2. RT this Tweet: 

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win tickets to Voodoo Experience! Check out http://tny.gs/ofvJ2J for more info @VoodooNola

    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Tuesday, October 25th at 4pm EST. Only one entry per person. The Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Twitter on 10/25.

    If you have any questions, just ask us at twitter.com/Grooveshark. Now, get to tweeting!

  2. Have you met our friends The Limousines? If you haven’t, you need to immediately, if not sooner. 

    Grooveshark decided to feature The Limousines in this week’s Artist Profiler after hanging out with them this weekend at DeLuna Fest! Not only is their music infectious, we had a crazy fun time getting to know them this weekend. The electro pop beats mixed with lively vocals makes The Limousines immensely likable.

    The Limousines

    The Basics
    ·      Given Names:  Eric & Gio
    ·      Ages: 27
    ·      Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area

    What instruments do you both play on or off the stage?

    Eric plays guitar when working on songs but doesn’t play on stage, Gio plays piano, synths, beats, drums, and all programming. 

    Who would your dream collaboration be with?

     Having our stuff remixed by Justice or MSTRKRFT, doing a song with the Flaming Lips, recording with Nigel Godrich, Kanye, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Cliff Martinez to score a limos snuff movie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Crystal Castles.

    Describe your music in 3 words.

    Shut up, dance.

    What are your spirit animals? 

    Eric’s chihuahua is his familiar.  Gio’s spirit animal is a Condor.

    What movie(s) do you wish you made the soundtrack to?

    There Will Be Blood, Fight Club, Tron, The Social Network.

    And last but not least, what are your favorite foods?

    Cured meats and cheeses 

    Check out some pictures of The Limousines playing on the Grooveshark stage at DeLuna Fest this weekend:

    All photos courtesy of Alexia Johnson.

  3. Hey Sharks! In honor of Mad Decent releasing “Mad Decent Vo. 1”, Grooveshark and Mad Decent are coming together to allow fans the chance to remix Diplo's track “Horsey”, one of the songs off of the new album!

    If your remix is one of the three lucky winners, your mix will be on an Exclusive (FREE) EP on Grooveshark alongside the original version of ‘Horsey’ and you’ll receive a surprise Mad Decent prize package! The contest begins today and ends November 10th. 

    Diplo and the Mad Decent team have always been innovators of new sounds, and we’re excited to hear how DJs, remixers, and producers around the world will put their own personal flavors on this new record,” said Blaise DeAngelo, Director of Artist Relations at Grooveshark

    To enter the “Horsey” Remix Contest:

    1. Download the stems for “Horsey” here.

    2. Remix.

    3. Once you’ve finished your remix, upload it to Soundcloud and add it to the ‘Horsey Remix Contest’ group here!

    Have fun remixing and good luck!

  4. Grooveshark is so pumped to be partnering with Audio Rokit for our sake and yours! Audio Rokit and Grooveshark find common ground with a shared passion for artists and musicians. The way Grooveshark helps develop relationships between musicians and their fans; Audio Rokit connects musicians to the music industry. 

    Audio Rokit, launched in December 2010, has become the most affordable song-pitching site in the world that guarantees feedback. The goal of this innovative website is to save musicians time, money and hassle when sending their material to music companies. Audio Rokit believes in doing the outreach with music companies and industry representatives to allow musicians to focus on creating music. All musicians have to do is use the built-in song submission system. This is the most efficient way to submit music directly to any of the hundreds of music companies listed on their website, all of which are all actively seeking new talent.

     Not only is it easy to submit music, it is just as easy to get feedback. Audio Rokit created an internal messaging to make the communication between musicians and music industry representatives as easy as possible. This service is available to bands, musicians, producers, engineers, vocalists and more. Music industry professionals use Audio Rokit’s service because it makes searching for new talent simple and focused. 

    This site is free to become a member but costs a low, flat, monthly fee to submit your music on the Music Jobs and Auditions page.

    Because Audio Rokit loves you sharks just as much as we do they are offering one month free with a purchase of one month! To redeem this discount use the code: gshark2011

    To learn more about Audio Rokit check out their Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Myspace or Blog

  5. This past Thursday over 40 Grooveshark employees packed up their bags, picked carpools, and headed north to “America’s Original Beach Party”. Grooveshark had a tent, stage and three stations giving away free water to hydrate DeLuna Fest attendees all weekend. We gave away tons of swag to Grooveshark fanatics and artists alike. And we had an incredible time getting to meet all kinds of fans and getting to know some of our favorite artists!

    We want to thank all of the people that stopped by to say hi, get some water, or pick up some swag from us. One of our favorite things to do is meet our loyal sharks, and it was such a pleasure getting to meet all of you! We also want to give a big thanks to all the artists who played on the Grooveshark stage- we enjoyed rocking out all weekend while we worked.

    Check out a few pictures of Grooveshark employees with some of their favorite artists below:

    Here are some sharks hanging with Matt and Kim!

    Hanging out with A-Trak. Stay tuned for an interview, more pictures and some video with A-Trak soon!

    Our favorite South Africans, The Parlotones! 

    Here is the lovely Glenn Hodgson of the Parlotones looking mighty stylish in his Grooveshark shades!

    We want to send another big thanks to all of the artists that played on our stage: Mr. Farenheit, Griffin House, Dinosaur Feathers, Sleeper Agent, The Limosines, Stars, A-Trak, Ladytron, June in January, Still Corners, Quiet Company, Motopony, War on Drugs, The Sounds, Diplo, The Hood Internet, The Fuel Girls, Asobi Seksu, Hands, Nico Vega and Grouplove. Also, we want to thank Alexia Johnson for being our amazing photographer, and to everyone at Deluna Fest for making it happen- we had an amazing time and look forward to next year!

    Keep an eye out to see what festival Grooveshark will be hitting up next! Rock on, sharks.

  6. Grooveshark is so excited to be spending the weekend in Pensacola, FL at DeLuna Fest! We believe in working hard and playing hard and this weekend we will be doing both.

    Grooveshark will have our very own stage featuring incredible artists including Quiet Company, Ladytron, Diplo, The Hood Internet, Grouplove and many more. 

    We will also have an orange Grooveshark tent with people giving out Grooveshark swag and free water. There will be three water stations around the festival where sharks will be handing out water for free! We are the only people at DeLuna Fest that will be giving out free water so be on the lookout. It’s important to stay hydrated!

    We will be meeting with different bands and musicians throughout the weekend, so look out for great pictures and contests on Facebook and Twitter! For now, we would like for you to enjoy some pictures of our Sharks working at DeLuna Fest so far! Enjoy…

    Here is some of the awesome Grooveshark swag that we will be giving away!

    How about those sweet sweatbands? Gotta stay dry!

    If you are at the festival we would love for you to come by, hang out and say hi! We hope you all have had an awesome Friday and have a great weekend. We will be updating after DeLuna Fest to give you a recap of all the weekend fun! 

  7. Grooveshark loves our users so much that we are giving you the ability to take Grooveshark with you anywhere you go. You can now listen to unlimited Grooveshark Radio on your Android or jailbroken iOS device for free, for life! 

    Simply search for any artist or song and Grooveshark will prompt you to start a radio station based on the artist’s style.

    In addition to free unlimited radio mode, you will also have the option to enjoy a 14-day or 50-play trial of Grooveshark Anywhere, our $9/mo subscription service that allows you to play unlimited on-demand songs on your supported phone! 

    Point your supported phone to m.grooveshark.com to get started!

    We hope you will continue to enjoy Grooveshark and take us everywhere you go! 

  8. We would like to formally introduce you to one of our favorite upcoming artists, Thurz

    Thurz is an ambitious rapper that is getting recognition for his original rhymes that cover a wide range of topics with substance. Thurz grew up with uncles that were DJs and filled his house constantly with an array of soca, reggae and dancehall. He learned at a young age that music has a power to unite people and felt compelled to participate.

    Last month, Thurz released a new mixtape entitled LA Riot, this is his manifesto:

    I Riot, because BET has failed every generation after 1999. I Riot, because Top 40 Radio plays the same electro/techno-based songs 10 times an hour. I Riot, because the artists that are forced upon the masses are hybrid clones with the same content in every song. I Riot, because I haven’t felt the same love and attachment for an album since Redman’s Muddy Waters. I Riot for the freedom of music and art that has been incarcerated. Freedom to express oneself allows for a generation of unique thinkers with artillery to blast the narrow-minded capitalist to vapors.

    The Basics

    ·      Given Name: Yannick Koffi
    ·      Age: Immortal
    ·      Hometown: Inglewood, CA 

    What instruments do you play?

     I play qwerty in social media

    Describe your music in 3 words. 

    Los Angeles Riots

    What Movie do you wish you made the soundtrack to?

    Coming to America

    What’s your spirit animal?

    I don’t know…I’m guessing a Lion

    What song is your guiltiest pleasure?

    “Firework” by Katy Perry and “Who Da Neighbors” by Juicy J

    And last but not least, what’s your favorite food? 

    Anything Thai

    To listen to Thurz’s new mixtape LA Riot, click here or listen below.

  9. We’re excited to announce that Grooveshark has signed deals with worldwide distribution network DashGo and NuGroove Records!

    DashGo's happy to offer fans an additional outlet to discover music and excited that Grooveshark's made a commitment to compensating DashGo artists for their work,” says Ben Patterson, President of DashGo, Inc.

    Dashgo represents 115 labels including Delicious Vinyl and Time Records; More than 4,500 bands like Weezer and Coconut Records; and over 50,000 tracks come from DashGo. Known for their soulful hits, NuGroove is the original home for smooth jazz icon Michael Lington.

    "We’re excited to have inked a licensing deal with a distributor and label that provides as much value to its artists as DashGo and NuGroove.  We look forward to working with them to build the fan bases of the independent artists they represent," says Jack DeYoung, SVP of Music Strategy at Grooveshark.

  10. Sharks, we have a big announcement!

    Grooveshark is getting a site redesign! Everyone here has been working diligently to improve Grooveshark to be more seamless, aesthetically pleasing and easier to navigate. Our last site redesign was in December of 2010 and this redesign promises to be the best Grooveshark it can be. To reward our loyal users we are giving our subscribers an early access preview.

    Some aspects of the site redesign include a subtle facelift to the aesthetics, improvements to navigation, improvements to the queue and improvements to the social aspects of Grooveshark. The new social aspects will include new artist profile pages, new user profile pages, an improved community section and improved activity feeds. There will also be a new explore section with a discovery aspect including featured music and recommendations.

    Because we love the people who read our blog, we are sharing some screenshots to give a preview of some of the new features! 

    We’ve made some changes to make it easier to navigate Grooveshark, no matter what page you’re on. The new top navigation bar lets you quickly search for music, find your friends and feeds, view your music, and go to our new section, Explore.

    Explore is a brand new section of Grooveshark that helps you discover all kinds of new music. From new releases to featured playlists, popular songs and genre Radio Stations, Explore will help you find great music that you’re going to love.

    On the Artists page you can browse, discover or keep up with any artist you’d like!

    Here you can keep up with what your favorite artists have been up to lately on the New Releases page!

    On the Popular page you can explore the most popular songs being played on Grooveshark.

    Here you can browse and listen to the array of stations that Grooveshark has predesigned based on genre.

    Clicking on My Music takes you to your library of songs, playlists, favorites, and all the things you’ve pinned to your sidebar—your quick list of all your favorite playlists, songs, and stations.

    Your Favorites live here!

    Here are all of your playlists, neatly organized for you to find and jam out to!

    We’ve updated the Community page to make it easier to track what your shark friends are listening to! 

    This is what it will look like when you go to find a song and play it. 

    This page shows how artists will be organized. There will be tabs for activity, songs, albums and events. 

    We hope you enjoy the redesign and let us know what you think! We will unveil the official redesign to all of our users in the near future - stay tuned!

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