What is Grooveshark?
Grooveshark is an ecosystem that brings together music fans, bands, music labels, and brands. With more than 30 million users sharing over 15 million files, Grooveshark is one of the largest on-demand music services on the Internet. Along with providing free streaming music for our users, Grooveshark is also an instrument for artists, labels, and brands to develop new revenue sources from their music. By placing music directly in the hands of the listeners, Grooveshark aims to diminish piracy while strengthening the relationship between listener and artist.
While at the University of Florida, musician and student, Sam Tarantino, began to grow wary of the direction he felt the music industry was headed. In a pursuit to mitigate piracy and put music back in the hands of the listeners, Tarantino sought to create a service where music lovers regained control of what they listened to. With the help of his soon to be Co-Founder, Josh Greenberg, the two went on to create an online music library that was generated by artists and listeners. With Tarantino managing the business functions, and with Greenberg spearheading technical, the pair established the social media music service, Grooveshark, in 2007.
“Music lovers who log in to this site will be awed at the amount of songs that they will find here.”
- The Independent, Online and Print Edition
- Martina Wormuth, Sleepy Blogger
- Vinnie Fiorello, Less Than Jake
- Theo Aronson, Oh La La Records