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Grooveshark shut down

Post by guidedbyvoices » 01 May 2015, 16:10

I think it was worth a thread, Grooveshark was shut down yesterday, disclaimer on their page:

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Re: Grooveshark shut down

Post by MrMagpie » 01 May 2015, 17:30

Huh, wonder why? Killed by Spotify? (which I prefer, anyway, though I did use GS occasionally)
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Re: Grooveshark shut down

Post by guidedbyvoices » 01 May 2015, 22:23

I've been into spotify, although I still use their free service, this mode is a good way to find new music, even local artists you hardly ever listen to on the standard radio stations, behind it there seem to be people that like good music. Grooveshark was another story because you could listen to full albums for free without that invisible hand spotify and possibly other services have, which sometimes help you but also restrict your access, your will. I didn't know they were illegal to be honest, of course I suspected, there was no ads. Free music will not end, at least not now, but one thing that bothers me about this kind of service shutting down is that there will always be people that can't pay for music and there will always be people that have nothing to do with music that will profit a lot. Grooveshark's disclaimer sort of works like a warrant canary.

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Re: Grooveshark shut down

Post by MrMagpie » 07 May 2015, 20:23

After reading the whole story, it's shocking how Grooveshark lasted as long as it did! It also reflects poorly on the record industry and makes them look even more buffonish than usual. Grooveshark NEVER got licenses for anything...they just uploaded tons of music and albums and encouraged their subscribers to do the same. Unreal! :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's basically the same as if I uploaded my entire huge collection onto a server and let anyone stream it and add to it. Insane. The RIAA are idiots for taking TEN YEARS to figure out what was going on! :lol: :lol:
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