1. What would you do to meet meet Tiësto?

    We love to see sharks getting hooked up with awesome opportunities, so we got together with LoadnVote to bring you this sweet contest to go to Bounce Music Festival  with VIP tickets and backstage passes to meet Tiësto!

    A quick bit about the contest & LoadnVote:
        Snag yourself two VIP tickets + backstage passes to see Tiësto perform at Indiana University during Little 500 by Loading a 10 - 30 video on the contest page  before this Saturday (April 14th), describing what you’d do to meet Tiësto. The video with the most votes takes the prize, so get creative with it.

        Loadnvote is a contest-based website where people can compete for prizes and possibly gain some fame. Contests can be premised on musical talent, comedy routines, writing the most clever caption, and everything in between. Whether or not you’re the most talented shark you know, there are prizes for everyone to win, ranging from placement in a performance to a live audience, winning a free iPad, and free vacations (hint: Spring Break is right around the corner). All of these prizes are within your reach on LoadnVote as long as you’re willing to “Expose Yourself”.

    Love & Awesome Contests,
    Grooveshark & LoadnVote


    Wakarusa!?! Grooveshark?!? Free!?!

        We know you love music. So we’d love to get some free tickets to Wakarusa 2012 in your hands. A quick introduction for the curious, Wakarusa is this sweet four-day Festival at Mulberry Mountain in the Ozarks that kicks off this year on May 31, 2012. Check out the amazing Lineup!

    Here’s How to Win Those Tickets

    - Create a new Grooveshark playlist featuring artists from the Wakarusa lineup.
    - To be able to win, playlists must have at least 20 songs and 5 different artists from the lineup.
    - Get as many people to subscribe to it on Grooveshark as you can.
    - The top two playlists with the most subscribers each win a pair of General Admission tickets to Wakarusa 2012 + a code for 1 year of Grooveshark Anywhere.
    - 5 runner-ups will get a code for 6 months of Grooveshark Anywhere.
    - Fill out the form below so we can let you know if you win!

    For more info on Wakarusa, check out their Facebook page and Twitter.

    Love & Sweet Mountain Jams,
    Grooveshark & Wakarusa

  3. Hey Sharks! Every Friday here at Grooveshark we have a company wide meeting at 4pm eastern time. Everyone looks forward to gathering in the same room and recap the week, talk about goals, new initiatives, favorite foods, exciting events, etc.

    We have decided to shake these meetings up a little bit for us as well as our fans. Starting about three weeks ago we decided that we would implement something that would connect Grooveshark with our listeners. Now, at the end of every company-wide meeting we hold a contest to give one lucky winner a lifetime of Grooveshark Anywhere.

    All you have to do to win is like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We will post and tweet the telephone number to call to be the 50th caller. Once you call, we will get your skype information and call you on skype. (You have to have access to skype to win because we want to be able to see our winner and interact with them face to face.) Here’s a shot of us interacting with last week’s winner, Anthony Ramos! 

    We are really excited about this here at Grooveshark. It is by far everyone’s favorite part of the meeting and we sincerely look forward to connecting with a fellow shark. We hope that you all look out for us every Friday on Facebook and Twitter between 4-5pm eastern time for a chance to win! Happy Friday!

  4. The day is here! If you didn’t read our announcement on Monday, Grooveshark has partnered with Van Ghost to launch a “Pick The Single” contest TODAY, where you, the user, can vote for Van Ghost’s next single off their new album “The Domino Effect”, and win incredible prize packages just for participating!

    With an upcoming performance at North Coast Festival, Van Ghost has decided to bring their fans to them. Read on below for the details on how to enter the contest, and the amazing prize packages that you can win.

    How to enter:

    1. Log on to Grooveshark.com/thedominoeffect

    2. Listen to Modern Day Love AffairReturn to InnocenceDomino Effect, and Burden

    3. “Like” the band in order to vote

    4. Hit “Vote” for your favorite song

    (side note: you must be logged in to your Facebook account & Grooveshark account)

    Simple as that! After you vote for your favorite song, you’ll also receive a FREE download of the four songs. The song with the most votes wins, and will be selected as the band’s next single. If that wasn’t cool enough, this is what you can win just by participating:

    Grand Prize: 3 winners and their guest of choice will win All-Access Passes to North Coast Music Festival- which includes:

    • round-trip airfare
    • hotel
    • dinner with the band
    • 1-year subscription to Grooveshark Anywhere

    Runner-ups: 100 users will receive:

    • Van Ghost t-shirt 
    • 3 months of Grooveshark Anywhere.

    The contest runs for four weeks beginning August 10, however, the Grand Prize winners will be chosen by August 22, and the Runner-ups will be chosen in the last two weeks.

    We’re super stoked to be able to bring you this incredible opportunity- so head on over to Grooveshark now and vote! And tell us, which song did you vote for?

  5. The Rootwire Music & Arts Festival brings you the nation’s best up and coming transcendental artists on the biggest and best stage this summer. The festival, brought to you by Papadosio, aims to bring about ideals of enlightenment, community and social change that is real and tangible. In addition to the incredible music acts, they will be featuring visual art in the same way they feature music. A large scale tent will act as a walkthrough psychedelic gallery featuring some of the best visual art. 

    The festival is taking place at Kaeppner’s Woods in Logan, Ohio from August 4 through August 7, and we’ve got two GA tickets to give away to one lucky winner!

    If you want the chance to win the tickets, follow the steps below to enter:

    1. ‘Like’ the Grooveshark Fan Page and Rootwire Music & Arts Festival Fan Page on Facebook

    2. Post a 15 song playlist on the Grooveshark Fan Page. The theme of the playlist should be your ideal daily lineup for the festival using songs from the acts that will be playing.

    3. Tag both Grooveshark and Rootwire Music & Arts Festival in the post.

    The contest begins now and will end on Monday, August 1 at 6pm EST. Only one entry per person. We will pick a winner who we think has the best ideal daily lineup and announce it on our Facebook page on August 2.

    May the best playlist win!

    Thank you to everyone who entered! We’re happy to announce that the winner of two tickets to Rootwire Music & Arts Festival is Ryan Clark.

  6. The Outside Lands Festival takes place this August in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park. This music, food, wine & art festival has dozens of attractions and live music- from singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands. 

    Outside Lands has become one of the ultimate summer festivals, and this year the lineup includes rockin’ musicians like Muse, Phish, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Girl Talk and dozens more. For the entire lineup, check out their website here. The festival is taking place in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco from August 12 through Aug 14- and we’re lucky enough to have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner! 

    So if you’d like the chance to win the tickets, follow the steps below to enter:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark on Twitter

    2. RT this tweet:

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win Outside Lands Festival tickets! Check out http://tny.gs/pSAVBB for more info #OutsideLands

    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Wednesday, July 27 at 6pm EST. Only one entry per person. We will randomly pick a winner and announce it on Twitter on July 28.

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

    Thank you to everyone who entered! We’re happy to announce that the winner of two tickets to Outside Lands Festival is Kelli Kimpton.


    It turns out that a few peeps from Grooveshark aren’t going to be able to make it to Camp Bisco (an awesome music festival in NY) this year.  As a result, we are having a contest to give away the extra 3-day passes we have sitting around the office.  

    All you have to do to enter the competition is submit an essay (500 words or less) describing your favorite live music experience.  Write about a show, a festival, a musical event you got kicked out of, etc… The sky is the limit.

    The top three submission will each receive 2 tickets to Camp Bisco 9 in Mariaville, NY and 15 honorable mentions will receive 1 year of free Grooveshark VIP.  All submissions should be sent to campbisco@grooveshark.com (make sure to include your mailing address).  

    Make it creative.  Make it awesome.  

    Obviously, rating of writing submissions is inherently subjective to some degree.  As such, we have recruited some judges from outside of Grooveshark HQ (including Erik the janitor and the nameless homeless guy from Starbucks) to make the judgments as fair as possible.  

    Camp Bisco 9 starts on the 15th, so this is pretty last minute.  We are going to run the contest until this Sunday (July 11) at 12pm EST.  Tickets will be overnighted to the winners on Monday!