1. Let’s face it, being a freshman usually sucks. However, if you are one of the up-and-coming artists featured on mtvU this week, then being a Freshman is something worth tweeting about.  Our friends, Ain’t No Love, are cutting no corners in their efforts to introduce their sound to the world. After dropping a brand new EP last month, the Canadian hip-hop quartet are making big moves for 2013 and Grooveshark is ready to assist.In support of the band, we are giving away 5 autographed copies of their last album, Tears of Joy. From March 25th-29th, when you tweet @Grooveshark with the hashtag #aintnolove, you will become randomly entered to win a copy. (US Only)


  2. Want to ring in the new year with Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and many more at a music festival in South Lake Tahoe, CA? Grooveshark is giving away a pair of tickets to SnowGlobe Music Festival to make that happen! 

    The three-day festival, lasting from December 29-31, combines music and nature with more than forty-five acts against some of the most incredible mountain views. 

    To enter to be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets to SnowGlobe Music Festival, follow the steps below:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark and @itsSnowGlobe on Twitter

    2. RT this Tweet: 

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win tickets to Snowglobe Music Fest! Check out http://tny.gs/v6WXqM for more info @itsSnowGlobe

    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Friday 12/16 at 4pm EST. Only one entry per person. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Twitter on 12/16.

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


  3. 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!


  4. Moogfest is a three-day, multi-venue festival honoring Robert Moog, his innovative vision and his inventions that have changed music. The festival, which kicks off on October 28th until the 30th, is located in the historical downtown of Asheville, NC, the location where Robert Moog lived the last 30 years of his life. The lineup includes bands such as Moby, TV On The Radio, The Flaming Lips, Battles, Passion Pit, M83 and many more. 

    In addition to concerts, there will be panel discussions with the artists, workshops, question and answer sessions, and a variety of Moog instruments for the audience to explore. 

    Grooveshark is giving away a pair of tickets to Moogfest! In addition to a pair of tickets to the festival, Grooveshark is giving away four vinyls from the band Battles, buttons and stickers. The albums, pictured below, include “Glass Drop”, “Ice Cream”, “My Machines”, and “Tonto+”.  

    To enter to be the lucky winner to win a pair of tickets to Moogfest, follow the steps below:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark on Twitter

    2. RT this Tweet: 

     RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win Moogfest tickets! Check out http://tny.gs/nGPbqk for more info #Moogfest

    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Friday, October 14th at 4pm EST. Only one entry per person. We will randomly pick a winner and announce  him/her on Twitter on 10/14.

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


  5. Heard of America’s Original Beach Party? In 1559, Spanish conquistador Tristan De Luna made his landing on what is now Pensacola Beach, FL. After landing, he and his shipmates threw the first American beach party to celebrate - and 450 years later, the first American beach party was revived last year with Deluna Fest!

    Deluna Fest 2011 will kick off October 14th through the 16th in Pensacola Beach, FL. With an average temperature of 79 degrees in October and steps away from the Gulf of Mexico there will be 6 stages with an incredible lineup of bands including Linkin Park, Cake, Weezer, The Shins, Jane’s Addiction and many more.

    We have 4 pairs of tickets to giveaway over the next 4 weeks. To enter to be one of the 4 lucky winners to win tickets to Deluna Fest 2011, follow the steps below:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark on Twitter

    2. RT this Tweet 

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win Deluna Fest tickets! Check out http://tny.gs/oS6zB3 for more info #Deluna Fest


    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Wednesday, October 12th at 6pm EST. Only one entry per person. We will randomly pick winners and announce them on Twitter on 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, and 10/12. 

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


  6. Hey sharks, this week we’re having another awesome Grooveshark Giveaway. We have two pairs of all-access tickets to Philadelphia Film and Music Festival for whoever makes the best playlist.

     The Philly F/M festival will take place from Sept 22- 25 in the cultural hub of Philadelphia. The festival will have a variety of indoor and outdoor venues hosting many local, national and international independent artists and films. Grooveshark is proud to sponsor this year’s festival, and will be hosting our own stage with awesome acts such as Nicos Gun.

    Here’s how you enter:

    1. Create a 10-15 song Grooveshark playlist with your ideal lineup from the artists playing at Philadelphia F/M Festival

    2. “Like” Philadelphia Film and Music Festival and Grooveshark Facebook fan pages

    3. Post the playlist to your Facebook page and tag both Grooveshark and Philadelphia Film and Music Festival in the post

    The contest ends Sunday at 7pm ET, so start makin’ those playlists!


  7. Grooveshark is proud to sponsor Shop Til You Rock, a music inspired mall tour empowering you to look and feel like a rock star. The tour is happening at 38 GGP Malls across the country this summer and features two live performances a day, a chance to show off your dance skills in Just Dance 2, create your signature rockstar style and do some good by helping charities in the Pepsi Refresh Project.

    The live performances include bands like There for Tomorrow, Action Item, Manika and more. You can check out where the tour will be coming to a mall near you here.

    And to top off this really cool event, we’re giving away a $50 GGP Mall gift card to 5 lucky winners. If you want the chance to win, follow these steps:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark and @ShopTilURock on twitter

    2. RT the following tweet:

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: Check out @ShopTilURock playlist http://tny.gs/nm9mmb & win $50 GGP Mall gift card! #ShopTilYouRock

    Only one entry per person. Winners will be chosen randomly.

    The contest runs now through Tuesday, Sept 6, and we’ll be choosing two winners each week and one winner the final week. So if you want a free gift card, start tweeting!


  8. Hey sharks, this week we’re having another awesome Grooveshark Giveaway. We have two pairs of GA tickets to North Coast Music Festival for whoever makes the best North Coast playlist.

    Here’s how you enter:

    1. Create a 10-15 song playlist with your ideal lineup from the artists playing at North Coast Festival

    2. “Like” North Coast Music Festival and Grooveshark Facebook fan pages

    3. Post the playlist to your Facebook page and tag both Grooveshark and North Coast Music Festival in the post

    Contest winners will receive:

    1. A pair of GA tickets to be claimed at the gate

    2. 3 months of Grooveshark Anywhere

    The contest ends Tuesday at 7pm ET, so start makin’ those playlists! This is the first of two contests, so be sure to stay tuned for the second round.

    We’ll see ya in Chicago!

    Update: Thank you to everyone who has entered so far! We’re happy to announce that the first winner of two tickets to North Coast is Steve Kuzmanov with this awesome playlist.

    You have until next Tuesday, Aug 30 to post a playlist and win our last pair of tickets!