1.     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.


    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. 

  2. Grooveshark’s Facebook app integration and our Facebook page were disabled by Facebook Saturday afternoon. We believe they were disabled in error and we are in communication with Facebook to try to understand exactly what’s going on, so we hope to see a resolution to these problems soon.

    Unfortunately, this means that some users are currently unable to login to Grooveshark with Facebook. But never fear! We released a fix around 4 a.m. Sunday allowing Facebook users to login to their Grooveshark account with their email address.* If you have any trouble logging in, please read this guide.
*Please note that automatically publishing plays to your Facebook Timeline is also down while this integration is disabled.

    We are working hard to fix the problem as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying your music. If you have any technical or account-related concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at support@grooveshark.com.


    UPDATE, 05-13-12: We’re happy to share that the official Grooveshark Facebook Page has been reinstated. Full update here.

  3. groovesharkplaylists:

    Hey all, it’s that time of the week again - if you’re checking out any of the lists on here and have a free second don’t forget to share us around (in a nice way!) - Recommend Grooveshark Playlists on Tumblr

    Let’s help these guys out—they recommend great playlists on Grooveshark everyday!

    (Source: lamusicaevita)