Grooveshark is your new favorite streaming music site on the internet. If you are an avid Pandora fan, I challenge you to try out grooveshark. You have nothing to lose - it's FREE. Don't get me wrong, I was a huge Pandora fan a few years ago. I found almost all my new bands through Pandora. But the interruptions, the audio ads, the inability to skip more than 3 songs.....it all added up and I slowly turned away from Pandora. It was until about 6 months ago when a friend mentioned Grooveshark to me. From that point on, my internet music life has never been the same. No lame audio ad interruptions and definitely no 3 song skip limit. In simple terms, Grooveshark is the entire iTunes store with full song previews. You can save and create your own playlists, create your own radio stations and listen to any song you are looking for with a simple search. A few banner advertisements is all you will have to deal with. Pretty minimal if you ask me.
The site has been around for 3 years but is just now starting to see the traffic and recognition it deserves. It is the most complete free online music service out there. It gives you the ability to integrate with Facebook/Twitter, buy songs off iTunes/AmazonMp3, and the best yet...create your own playlists and save your favorite songs. As Grooveshark's popularity rises, so do the legal questions. In 2009, EMI filed a lawsuit on Grooveshark due to copyright infringement. The lawsuit was later dropped and EMI signed a licensing deal with Grooveshark and now provides them with a catalog of their music. Grooveshark is growing fast, seeing about 250 million songs played a month by its 27 million users. Currently, Grooveshark's only funding is from advertisements and its VIP service ($6-$9 a month).
You don't know what your missing until you try it. http://listen.grooveshark.com
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"Music is the Most High"