Miami is now playing host to another Winter Music Conference, a throng of electronica, beats, dealmaking, and hedonism.
But 350 miles north, in the less-assuming Gainesville, Grooveshark is now unveiling a number of artist-focused partnerships. Grooveshark is a site that allows users to share and discover music through an on-demand streaming application, one that features paid downloads, recommendations, shared collections, and networking.
The now-launching Grooveshark Artists is designed to help artists better find and connect with fans. That includes analytics, as well as pointers to a number of career-building partners. Incoming partners include ticket sales provider Showclix, fund-raising ally SellaBand,
interactive storefront generator Bandcamp, Lyrics.com, Creative Commons and the Next Big Sound. The company pointed to more partnerships ahead, following the initial Tuesday launch.