1. One of our very favorite artists and world-renowned DJs, Diplo, stopped by the Grooveshark Headquarters in Gainesville today! We’re huge fans of Diplo and we were thrilled to hang out with him before his show tonight. 

    Diplo hanging with some sharks in the Grooveshark kitchen.

    Chef by day… DJ by night?


  2. Grooveshark would like to introduce you to the up-and-coming music of J.Viewza multi-genre electronic project brought together under the direction of Brooklyn-based producer and songwriter Jonathan Dagan.


    J.Viewz has found a way to mix electronica, pop, R&B, indie, and rock in a way that resonates with a broad range of people with an array of musical tastes. With no active promotion, hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed his music and created hype for his new album — Rivers and Homes. Don’t miss out on this incredible album and artist!

    The Basics

    · Given Name: Jonathan Dagan
    · Age: 29
    · Hometown: Brooklyn/Tel-Aviv

    What instruments do you play?

    Synths/guitar

    Who would your dream collaboration be with?

    Leonard Cohen

    Describe your music in 3 words.

    Electronic, Emotional, Detailed.

    What’s your spirit animal?

    Dog

    What song(s) is your guiltiest pleasure?

    A-Ha ‘Take on me”

    What Movie do you wish you made the soundtrack to?

    Daft Punk; the movie.

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

    Vegetable Pad thai.

    Don’t take our word for it, listen to J.Viewz on Grooveshark or on the widget below to experience his talent for yourself.

     


  3. Check out the latest and greatest in shark technology!

  4. The world’s music library has partnered with the world’s largest bookseller! Grooveshark has launched an app for Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s award-winning NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet! With Grooveshark on the NOOK Color, you’ll have access to millions of songs with our always-free Radio mode and on-demand access—the perfect pairing to the millions of magazines and books available on the NOOK Color.

    "We’re excited to make Grooveshark available to a new and diverse audience with the new NOOK app,” said Josh Bonnain, Vice President of Business Development at Grooveshark. “Our 35 million monthly users will now be able to enjoy a globally-sourced library of music in a new way – simultaneously listening to their favorite tunes while enjoying one of the millions of books and periodicals available on NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color.”

    The app features our always-free Grooveshark Radio mode, where you can create Radio Stations based on the music you choose for a constant flow of tailored tunes, or listen to Radio Stations categorized by different genres. With on-demand access, you can search and play millions of songs, share songs quickly and easily across social networks, listen to your Favorites and create Playlists on-the-go!

    While Radio mode is completely free, on-demand access is available for a 14-day/50-play trial or with a Grooveshark Anywhere subscription. Grooveshark Anywhere is a $9/month subscription that allows you to take Grooveshark on your supported mobile devices. To get Grooveshark Anywhere, you can go to http://grooveshark.com/settings/subscriptions.

    For more information on the NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet, enjoy the video below!


  5. Grooveshark is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with StumbleUpon to create a Grooveshark ChannelChannels are a new way to discover more great content from sites, people, and brands you already know and like, while you’re Stumbling. The StumbleUpon Channels are currently in testing mode, and the all-new Grooveshark StumbleUpon Channel launched this week!

    By following our Channel on StumbleUpon, you can get the latest Grooveshark news and listen to some incredible emerging artists that we think you’ll love. We’re huge fans of StumbleUpon, and this new channel will allow us to share with you some of our favorite things of the moment. Be sure to follow us at su.pr/Grooveshark for artist recommendations, updates, giveaways, and the latest Grooveshark news while you Stumble


  6. Work Drugs, a Philly-based collective we’ve been listening to recently, is releasing an all-new album on November 7. We’ve got a pre-release exclusive of the album, "Aurora Lies", that you can only hear on Grooveshark!

    Work Drugs is a sedative-wave/smooth-fi group and makes music specifically for dancing, boating, yachting, sexting, and living. The music on "Aurora Lies" has the ability to take you to roof deck sunsets and feel the energy of where Work Drugs found their inspiration. 

    The Basics 

    Names: Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana
    Ages: For All Ages
    Hometown: Keywest by way of the Intercoastal Waterway

    What are some old band names before Work Drugs was agreed on?

    Barry Jive and the Uptown Five, Department of Homeland Obscurity, Just the tip.

    Who would your dream collaboration be with? 

    Daryl Hall and John Oates, Narada Michael Walden, or Skream.

    Describe this new album Aurora Lies in 3 words. 

    Boats and Hoes.

    What’s the bands spirit animal? 

    The Galápagos giant tortoise – because he is just chillin’.

    What was the biggest inspiration for the album? 

    Roof deck sunsets, the gulf stream and those late night moments of clarity.

    Guiltiest pleasure songs?

    Wow, it seems like most tunes that might have been considered guilty pleasure tunes are now coming back into style. If we are gonna pick one, how about Kylie Minogue’s “Love at First Sight”. You cant stop that song!

    What movie do you wish you made the soundtrack to? 

    The Rum Diary

    What’s collectively the bands favorite food?

    Fish Tacos

    You can listen to "Aurora Lies" exclusively on Grooveshark before it comes out November 7th!


  7. A couple weeks ago, some of our sharks ventured up to New York for CMJ Music Marathon and Film FestivalCMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival is an annual music/film festival put on by CMJ (College Music Journal) Network. It was introduced in 1980 in only a few venues around NYC as a way for industry professionals to discover new breaking artists in the college radio world. It has now expanded to dozens of venues all over NYC and Brooklyn. 

    The first band from our Artist Development initiative, Quiet Company, was there for the festival. We were able to capture some awesome images from their performances at the Steve Madden showcase at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in NYC and the Paste + Rdio ‘Afternoon Delight’ Showcase at the Living Room. We also got a behind the scenes look at their video shoot for their single “You, Me & The Boatman” in Long Island with BBGUN Film and Buddhatron, directed by Josh Sobel and cinematographer Alex Bergman. 


  8. For this week’s Artist Profiler, we’re excited to introduce you to an awesome band that we recently got to see play live. Hands is a Classical/Pop/Western Swing band that Grooveshark got to hang out with at DeLuna Fest two weeks ago. After seeing Hands perform, we felt that it was absolutely necessary to introduce you to them as soon as possible. 

    Photo Credit: Alexia Johnson

    The Basics
    ·      Given Names: Geoffrey Halliday, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Hess, Alex Staniloff
    ·      Ages: 24, 24, 27, 26
    ·      Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Who would your dream collaboration be with?

    David Byrne, Damon Albarn or R. Kelly

    Describe your music in 3 words.

    Fresh, cinematic, experimental

    Most visited websites?

    vbs.tv, stereogum.com, eater.com

    What are your spirit animals?

    Sean – Owl

    Alex – Wolf

    Geoffrey – Panda

    Ryan - Ram

    What song is your guiltiest pleasure?

    Lou Bega – Mambo #5, Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life

    What Movie do you wish you made the soundtrack to?

    Fantasia

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

    Chick-Fil-A


    Check out some music from Hands below and let us know what you think!


  9. Grooveshark is really excited to be involved with Bear Creek Music & Art Festival! The Festival, which runs from November 10-13, brings soul, funk and jam bands including the Trey Anastasio Band, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, The Funky Meters, Galactic and many more. In addition to the music, Bear Creek showcases visual art from an array of artists to create a multi-sensory experience.

    Be sure to be on the lookout for Grooveshark employees at the festival! Grooveshark is proud to be bringing you the silent disco, swag and other surprises. We always love meeting our users and fans- especially when we can jam to great music together. 

    Check out our Bear Creek Music & Art Festival site theme on Grooveshark!

    Grooveshark is sending two lucky winners and their guests to Bear Creek! All you have to do to win is:

    1. Create a playlist with 15 songs max from all of your favorite artists attending Bear Creek

    2. Enter your Bear Creek playlist on the Grooveshark Facebook page and comment with a widget or link to your playlist.

    3. Tag Grooveshark and the Bear Creek Music & Art Festival in your comment!

    The two sharks who create the funkiest playlists will get a pair of tickets to the festival! The contest ends November 3rd. Good luck and have a great time making your playlist!


  10. Remember when we asked you to enter your band to win a touring, recording or promotion deal? Now we want you to listen and vote on the bands that you think deserve to win!

    You could win a home entertainment system or even a chance to attend a major music festival just for voting! This is a great way to find new music, help bands reach their goals and participate in finding the next huge band!

    All you have to do to vote is head over to the Patron XO Cafe Facebook page, listen to the bands selected by the Grooveshark judging panel, and vote for your favorites!



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