1. After Getting ‘Pummeled’ By Lawsuits, Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Is Making A Comeback

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/grooveshark-is-coming-back-2013-9#ixzz2fBLtCVaK


  2. GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 27, 2013 - Grooveshark has reached a settlement and has signed licensing agreements with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The agreements, the terms of which are confidential, resolve all matters and disputes between Grooveshark and Sony/ATV Music Publishing to their mutual satisfaction. This marks the second licensing deal Grooveshark has recently made with a major publisher.

    "We are excited to add Sony/ATV Music’s impressive array of songwriters to our catalogue further advancing our mission to empower creators with the best audio platform in the world," says Grooveshark CEO and Co-founder, Sam Tarantino.

    According to Music & Copyright research by Informa, Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the largest music publisher with a catalogue of compositions that accounted for over 30% revenue market share for 2012, the most recent full calendar year.

    Grooveshark currently licenses content from thousands of artists, publishers, labels, and distributors. Interested content creators are encouraged to contact licensing@grooveshark.com or visit http://grooveshark.com/artists to benefit from Grooveshark’s open artist distribution platform.

    Sources: musicandcopyright.com


    About Grooveshark

    Founded in 2006, Grooveshark is an open artist distribution platform with more than 30 million monthly active users leveraging technology to discover and grow the world’s most talented artists. Our service has pioneered music streaming and search, web artist promotion, as well as fan data analysis; and now is re-inventing the broadcast radio industry by empowering anyone to create a worldwide radio show with a single click.

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


  3. GAINESVILLE, FL, August 6, 2013 — Today Grooveshark announced the signing of settlement and licensing agreements with EMI Music Publishing. The agreements, the terms of which are confidential, resolve all matters and disputes between Grooveshark and EMI Music Publishing to their mutual satisfaction.

    "We’re excited with this development," said Sam Tarantino, Grooveshark’s CEO and co-founder, who noted that “Grooveshark is taking the same steps YouTube did in its early evolution from a startup to becoming a core part of a content creator’s social distribution and marketing mix.”

    According to Music & Copyright research by Informa, EMI Music Publishing was the second largest music publisher with songs accounting for almost 20% revenue market share for 2012, the most recent full calendar year. In addition, EMI Music Publishing artists regularly account for greater than 20% of the songs on Billboard’s Top 100.

    Grooveshark licenses content from thousands of artists, publishers, labels and distributors on a regular basis.  Interested content creators are encouraged to contact licensing@grooveshark.com or visit http://grooveshark.com/artists to benefit from Grooveshark’s open artist distribution platform.

    Sources: musicandcopyright.comemimusicpub.com


    About Grooveshark

    Founded in 2006, Grooveshark is an open artist distribution platform with more than 30 million monthly active users leveraging technology to discover and grow the world’s most talented artists. Our service has pioneered music streaming and search, web artist promotion, as well as fan data analysis; and now is re-inventing the broadcast radio industry by empowering anyone to create a worldwide radio show with a single click.

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


  4.     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

    GROOVESHARK LAUNCHES VIDEO ENGAGEMENTS
    OFFERS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND EMERGING ARTIST VIDEO PROMOTION

    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
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