HomeMusic Industry NewsMusic PiracyGrooveshark.io Is Now a Globally-Ranked Website… Paul Resnikoff May 7, 201526This is happening just 6 days after Grooveshark.com was brutally ripped down, and two days after grooveshark.io appeared in its place…Update: Friday morning, 8 am PT: grooveshark.io is now ranked top 150,000 WW, and top 50,000 US. 26 Responses Doc McStinkins May 7, 2015 Whack -A- Mole Bandit May 8, 2015 That is this story in its entirety. Central Scrutinizer May 7, 2015 I just read that the real defendant/loser Grooveshark actually paid out $50 million to record labels. Will artists see any of that money? Anonymous May 7, 2015 Just as always, the artists will see whatever money they’re owed from record sales. So if you’re so concerned for them, stop stealing their music. Ariel May 8, 2015 If you just moralize hard enough… Central Scutinizer May 8, 2015 “If you’re so concerned for them, stop stealing their music” Is that statement a factual assertion and not a rhetorical device?Because, I do pity the artist who signed a bad a contract And have some concern for those artists who complain about getting “ripped off” by evil record companies because they failed to understand the fine print.However I don’t steal their music or to use techno newspeak “share” their content Steve May 12, 2015 Yeah my ass bleeds for a generation of a bunch of shitty untalented artists who sued limewire for 75 trillion dollars, and then got sued themselves for stealing Marvin Gayes music. 75 trillion ? lol They just want their fair share. Keep telling yourself that. Tom May 8, 2015 There’s no way in hell Grooveshark ever had or paid across $50m. The only people that made any money at all there were their ad sales people- who took huge commissions as every sale was all marginOther than an EMI settlement years ago, which i don’t think Grooveshark ever actually paid in full, no labels of note ever got paid anything.Its a sad end note that the CEO and Chairman didn’t end up being personally prosecuted over this- the music industry has failed to set an example that might make others think twice before launching other pirate services- ergo Grooveshark.io. Ron May 8, 2015 Shut up Tom. Anonymous May 8, 2015 Is this Tom from MYSAPCE? Bob May 12, 2015 Why ask when the answer is obviously no. Central Scrutinizer May 8, 2015 I’m guessing that it went straight to attorney’s fees and the rest disappeared in creative accountinghttp://www.law360.com/articles/650768/grooveshark-s-copyright-settlement-with-labels-cost-it-50m Plooker May 8, 2015 Universal probably paid Jenner 5-10 million since 2011 for the Grooveshark case. Depends on how much that bill got churned.The accounting isn’t creative. Artist contracts don’t participate in settlement payments. Ask Joe all about it. Central Scrutinizer May 8, 2015 I like it.It was once said that in the future everyone will be a criminal. Nearly everyone has infringed someone else’s copyrights. That idea can be monetized and scaled to work as supplementary income for the music industry. Let venture capitalists bankroll tech startup that has as its business model large scale copyright infringement. Wait till capital investment reaches tipping point, sue tech startup, collect settlement, then don’t pay content creators/providers.I tried to ask Joe about it but they say he doesn’t work at UMRK anymore he got a good job in Silicon Valley FarePlay May 8, 2015 Until we deal with Safe Harbor and make changes to the take down process, adding a stay down provision, we have no viable means of bringing legal action against any of these sites. As it stands, every pirate site uses take down > repost to avoid prosecution. Anonymous May 9, 2015 They also do things like host in countries where US law doesn’t apply. Some countries you have to go to a judge to ask for something to be taken down. Anonymous May 10, 2015 U.S. Law should apply, and be enforced everywhere. It is awesome! Isaac May 14, 2015 Lol. Your a idiot. It’s U.S LAW, not international law, many pirate sites are from other countries like Russia and China. The U.S has no jurisdiction in those countries. I wish it could, but it can, and with so many people using the Internet it’s almost impossible. stunned May 18, 2015 dude you just blew my mind i didnt understand half of what the hell he just said about where in the future everyones a criminal and we have to hack that into society to change the moral code or something? my god! Maria May 9, 2015 The new grooveshark sucks. Rickshaw May 10, 2015 Earth to DMN…all websites have a global ranking. Draven May 14, 2015 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand they’re down, too. gober May 14, 2015 La lucha contra estas empresas ambiciosas que creen que son dueñas de tu playlist y pensamientos Sophia May 14, 2015 I think they are down but: http://www.grooveshark.us.com/ is the new one i think! the jammer May 18, 2015 Umm, it keeps saying that the connection was refused, what does that mean? i would love to vistit new grooveshark if i ca resolve this issure Gruber June 12, 2015 http://grooveshark.io now seems to be redirecting to http://thepara.de.Seems pretty good!