1.     Some sharks may have gotten a peek at the music video and brand promotions we started testing earlier this week. We’re excited to share some of the vision we have for this platform and the potential it has to help emerging artists. Check out the official press release copied below. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so if you have any feedback, suggestions, or ideas on how we can help artists even more, email us  — we’re always stoked to hear from you.

    If you’re a blogger or reporter and want to share the good news, feel free to grab the PDF version: GroovesharkEmergingArtistPromotions.pdf


    Gainesville, FL — (March 28, 2012) — Grooveshark, the largest internationally available music streaming and discovery service, has begun rolling out a compelling new video engagement platform this week.

    The video engagements will showcase artist music videos and brand advertisements as part of a broader objective to bring more exposure to emerging artists. This engagement tool is among several new initiatives being launched in the coming months designed to help empower emerging artists through the use of Grooveshark’s platform, brand partnerships, and passionate user base.

    Example music video promotion.

    The videos currently only appear based on an algorithm that identifies the most active and influential Grooveshark users, those who have the greatest ability to spread the word on new music and artists. Users will see no more than one 15- to 60-second promotional video for every four hours of music listening.

    "Artists are always asking us for new ways to share their music with the world and connect with new fans. By involving our most engaged users, who are more likely to be influencers, these videos become a unique and powerful promotional tool for artists, labels, producers, brands, everyone involved," said Alex Hoffman, Grooveshark’s Director of Artist Services. "We’re just getting started, but over time we expect to connect fans, artists and music videos based upon musical tastes. Our goal is to make these as personal, relevant, and enjoyable as possible."

    A sample of artists highlighted during launch include The Tenant, DWNTWN and Quiet Company. The results with these artists have been astounding during the one-month test period. Before featuring The Tenant’s music video for “Mystery Mountain,” it had only 1,800 views on YouTube. After being featured on Grooveshark’s video platform, the video rose to about 183,000 views, or about a 10,000 percent increase in views.

    "Our video view count jumped by more than 75,000 plays in a week and our Likes and comments more than quadrupled," said Dave Kay of The Tenant. "It’s amazing the number of new fans we’ve gained just because people are seeing the video. The exposure has been great."

    Viewership impact chart

    Artists and brands who are interested in being featured, including those with Kickstarter or other support campaigns who could benefit from Grooveshark’s video engagement platform, should contact engagement@grooveshark.com.

    For more information about Grooveshark, please contact Press@Grooveshark.com


  2. We love when sharks out there make cool add-ons to Grooveshark and share them with the community. In the past we’ve talked about Groovylists: a sweet service that lets you import playlists from iTunes, Spotify, and Last.fm into Grooveshark playlists.

    Recently, the folks over at Make Use Of took note of how awesome Groovylists is and wrote a cool round-up of all its, well, use.

    Other reasons might include practicality – Grooveshark only requires a compatible web browser, as opposed to a software download. If you’re after your tunes then all you’ll need to do is log in via the web interface and click My Music.

    If you fancy giving Grooveshark a go but can’t face losing your carefully planned playlists then Groovylists can probably help you out.

    If you’re looking for a cool tool, check out Groovylists. And for a great detailed run-through definitely read this Make Use Of article.

  3. Looks like we aren’t the only ones who noticed Google’s Zeitgeist this year—and that the searches reveal “Geek is chic.” Those watching closely can see yours truly listed at about 0:30 into the video. :)

  4. Hey, thanks, Forbes!

    Hey, thanks, Forbes!

  5. Today we were flattered to learn of Grooveshark’s inclusion in TIME Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2010! Complete with a panda reference in our description, we were honestly thrilled and proud—as we always are—that we can be useful to music fans all over the world.

    They even tweeted at us!

    Not to beat a dead shark, but we are very flattered—and will use the excitement to keep making Grooveshark better.

  6. "So now the situation has turned around, the ladies are happy, your buddy can fist pump to his heart’s content, and you’ve saved everyone from the 90′s boy bands. What does that make you? It makes you a HERO, and its all thanks to Grooveshark."

    Tags: Reviews Press

  7. "I’m very pleased that Grooveshark has a library that bests any service when it comes to music from obscure or lesser known acts. The underground and fringe genres are best represented by Grooveshark, which actually has songs you won’t find on Pandora or Rhapsody."
  8.        onebiteatatime:

        Thanks for the love, startupquote!

Hey, I know that guy!


            Thanks for the love, startupquote!

    Hey, I know that guy!