1. We’re excited to announce that Grooveshark has signed deals with worldwide distribution network DashGo and NuGroove Records!

    DashGo's happy to offer fans an additional outlet to discover music and excited that Grooveshark's made a commitment to compensating DashGo artists for their work,” says Ben Patterson, President of DashGo, Inc.

    Dashgo represents 115 labels including Delicious Vinyl and Time Records; More than 4,500 bands like Weezer and Coconut Records; and over 50,000 tracks come from DashGo. Known for their soulful hits, NuGroove is the original home for smooth jazz icon Michael Lington.

    "We’re excited to have inked a licensing deal with a distributor and label that provides as much value to its artists as DashGo and NuGroove.  We look forward to working with them to build the fan bases of the independent artists they represent," says Jack DeYoung, SVP of Music Strategy at Grooveshark.

  2. Heard of America’s Original Beach Party? In 1559, Spanish conquistador Tristan De Luna made his landing on what is now Pensacola Beach, FL. After landing, he and his shipmates threw the first American beach party to celebrate - and 450 years later, the first American beach party was revived last year with Deluna Fest!

    Deluna Fest 2011 will kick off October 14th through the 16th in Pensacola Beach, FL. With an average temperature of 79 degrees in October and steps away from the Gulf of Mexico there will be 6 stages with an incredible lineup of bands including Linkin Park, Cake, Weezer, The Shins, Jane’s Addiction and many more.

    We have 4 pairs of tickets to giveaway over the next 4 weeks. To enter to be one of the 4 lucky winners to win tickets to Deluna Fest 2011, follow the steps below:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark on Twitter

    2. RT this Tweet 

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win Deluna Fest tickets! Check out http://tny.gs/oS6zB3 for more info #Deluna Fest

    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Wednesday, October 12th at 6pm EST. Only one entry per person. We will randomly pick winners and announce them on Twitter on 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, and 10/12. 

    If you have any questions, just ask us at twitter.com/Grooveshark. Now, get to tweeting!