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    Gather Fans, Get Exposure

    Grooveshark is giving away $5,000 worth of promotions to 10 deserving Grooveshark artists from now until June 30. Get 100 or more people to follow your Grooveshark artist page and become eligible to win a 10,000-play Radio Campaign and a slot in our Featured section.

    How to Win:

    • From the moment you read this message, earn as many Followers as possible  on your Grooveshark artist page.

    • Share and promote your page to your fans, friends, and all of your supporters across all of the networks you can. (Be creative!)

    • EmailArtistPromo@grooveshark.com as soon as your page surpasses 100 Followers.

    Prizes

    • 10,000-Play Radio campaign

    • Featured Placement (Video or New Release) for 1 Week

    The first 3 valid entries will receive special goodie bags in addition to the contest prize! The deadline to enter is June 30, 2013 and we will announce the winners on the Grooveshark Blog on July 5, 2013.

    Official Rules

    • One entry per artist.

    • Fake/False accounts will not be included in Follower total.

    • An e-mail must be sent to ArtistPromo@grooveshark.com to validate entry into the contest.

    • Contest will run until June 30, 2013 or until 10 valid entries are received by Grooveshark.

    • Artists currently running promotions on Grooveshark are not be eligible for this contest.

    • Promotions are non-transferable.


    Tips & Tricks:

    • Invite Fans from Facebook and Twitter to follow you on Grooveshark..

    • Use Grooveshark song widgets to embed songs on your various networks.

    • Utilize TinySong to share your Grooveshark page to the masses.

    • Build your Grooveshark community by posting exclusive updates to fans.

    • Respond to Fan Comments on your Grooveshark page.

    Hit us up at ArtistPromo@grooveshark.com if you have any questions or concerns.

    Not a Grooveshark Artist yet?

    Check out Grooveshark.com/artists to learn more!

     


  2.     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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    Love,
    Grooveshark


  3. groovesharkartists:

New site skin on Grooveshark featuring one of our dear friends, who also happens to be a very talented musician - Dion Roy! We highly recommend you stream or purchase his new album, “Welcome Home”, as soon as possible. Also, stay tuned for some exclusive footage of Dion performing an acoustic set in our mobile recording studio during the Grooveshark Sessions @SXSW!

    groovesharkartists:

    New site skin on Grooveshark featuring one of our dear friends, who also happens to be a very talented musician - Dion Roy! We highly recommend you stream or purchase his new album, “Welcome Home”, as soon as possible. Also, stay tuned for some exclusive footage of Dion performing an acoustic set in our mobile recording studio during the Grooveshark Sessions @SXSW!

  4. As you may (or may not have) know(n), our artists referral program has been going on for a while now and was supposed to have ended this week.

    But have no fear, slackers and procrastinators of the Grooveshark Artists community!  We have extended the deadline for a few more weeks—until November 15, to be exact. There’s time still for you to win some pretty sweet free promotions!

    All you have to do is be a registered Grooveshark Artist with at least one song in your profile, and get your fellow musicians to sign up too. It’s as simple as that. Plus, we will play your tunes on Grooveshark Radio! Here’s the giveaway breakdown:

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  5. Asheville, North Carolina is well-known for having an awesome music scene. I first saw The Decemberists there in 2004 at the near-legendary venue the Orange Peel with fellow future-shark Jack. MoogFest is no exception to this legacy. 

    Happening this year in late October, Moogfest is exemplary of Asheville music—and Grooveshark will be there in full force!

    Not only will we be presenting “How to Maximize Streaming Music Services to Promote Your Music”, but we’re also going to be giving away 10 free tickets to you guys—I’ll post more details on this next week, but if you just can’t wait, tickets for MoogFest go on sale tomorrow.  Come visit the sharks!