1. Most of New York’s subway systems are going wireless, which is amazing because it means I can stream music while I commute. And what has made this development even better is Grooveshark’s new easier, mobile-sharing functionality that let’s me share the music I’m streaming, directly from my phone.  

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    Just click the song’s share button, copy the link & send to a friend. Voila!

    Many of us are hyper-connected these days to our mobile devices and our networks. Music itself is an entirely social entity – for me at least. Most songs in my playlists have a very specific person, mood or scenario associated with them. Streaming and sharing can keep memories alive and loved ones close, making this feature that much more important.

    What makes you want to share music? Do you have any songs in particular that really bring you back?

    -By Anna Murphy


  2.     We have confirmed that the Grooveshark Page and App outage on Facebook was due to a copyright takedown request issued by a foreign entity. As a fellow US-based DMCA-compliant service, Facebook’s copyright notice and takedown process is very similar to Grooveshark’s. We are working with Facebook to reactivate the Grooveshark Page and App in accordance with their process. In fact, this incident has created an even stronger line of communication and cooperation between our two companies. In the meantime, because Grooveshark has never forced users to login using Facebook, all Grooveshark users are still able to login to the Grooveshark website with their email address — see this article for further direction, or to contact our support team with any questions.

        The total impact of the removal of our Facebook app thus far has been minimal, with less than a 1% impact in overall traffic to Grooveshark from this outage.

    Love,
    Grooveshark

    UPDATE, 05-13-12: We completed Facebook’s notice, takedown and appeal process for our Facebook Page on Friday, and we’re happy to share that the official Grooveshark Facebook Page has been reinstated. 


  3.        


    Go to Summer Camp for Free

        Grooveshark wants to send you to the 12th annual Summer Camp  Music Festival for free this year! This awesome 3 day music and camping festival takes place just 2 1/2 hours from Chicago at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois and features over 100 artists on 7 stages. Confirmed 2012 artists include 3 days of moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Pretty Lights, Common, Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio, Gov’t Mule, Gogol Bordello, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lotus, Michael Franti, Shpongle, Yonder Mountain String Band, G Love, and many, many more! So check out the details & submission below to take a shot at getting free tickets to camp out & get down to sweet jams and share awesome music with your friends in the process!

    Here’s How to Win Those Tickets

    - Create a new Grooveshark playlist featuring artists from the Summer Camp lineup.
    - To be able to win, playlists must have at least 20 songs and 10 different artists from the lineup.
    - Get as many people to subscribe to your playlist as you can.
    - The top two playlists with the most subscribers each win a pair of General Admission tickets to Summer Camp 2012 + a code for 1 year of Grooveshark Anywhere.
    - 3 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!


    Love & Summer Camp Jams,
    Grooveshark & Summer Camp


  4.        


    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

  5. Today Is the Day to Show Your Love!

            Hey, remember Friday, when we previewed Samsung’s awesome Valentine’s theme?


    Samsung’s Awesome Valentine’s Theme!


    Widget-O-Love

            Show the ones you love what they mean to you with a special song just for them. Samsung’s Share a Love Note widget lets you show that affection almost instantaneously.


    Click “Get Started” to bring up the Widget-O-Love sharing window.



    Widget-O-Love as it will appear to your lucky recipients


    Warming the Heart with Playlists by Samsung

            Curious what other people are listening to while swooning over their significant others? Take a peek at the playlists in the Samsung Valentine’s Day Playlist Channel, where you can see the top-ranking playlists put together by other loversharks, just like yourself!


    Every love needs a soundtrack — Let Grooveshark & Samsung help you find yours!


    Get Creative! Scribble Those Feelings!

            Click the Samsung GALAXY Note on the theme to draw notes on the GALAXY Note with the virtual stylus. Have fun with it — make it a surprise by leaving messages for your loved one to find on their Grooveshark home screen!


    Look at that sexy device. Phone? Tablet? It’s GALAXY Note!



    Love,
    Grooveshark & Samsung


  6. Share Music, Show You Care

            For 2012’s holiday of love, Samsung is presenting Grooveshark users an innovatively expressive way to share heart-felt music with those they cherish through Facebook widgets with considerate, personalized messages.


    A preview of Samsung’s spiffy Valentine’s Day theme


    Your Love, in a Facebook Widget

            Use Samsung’s Share a Love Note widget to leave songs on the Facebook walls of those you adore. It takes only a click to get your beloved gushing with emotion at the songs you think are just right for them.


    Click “Get Started” to bring up the Widget-O-Love sharing window.



    Presenting the Widget-O-Love as it will appear to your lucky recipients


    Samsung Offers Playlists from the Heart

            You can also let your significant others know what playlists get you thinking about your feelings for them by sharing playlists from the Samsung’s Valentine’s Day Playlist Channel.


    Every love needs a soundtrack — let Samsung & Grooveshark help you find yours.


    Draw Your Feelings - Get Creative!

            Click the Samsung GALAXY Note on the theme to open an interactive screen where you draw notes with the virtual stylus. Have fun with it — make it a surprise by leaving messages for your loved one to find on their Grooveshark home screen!


    Look at that sexy device. Phone? Tablet? It’s GALAXY Note!



    Love,
    Grooveshark & Samsung