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April 30th, 2015: shut down…

  • May 5th: surfaces in its place.
  • May 7th: becomes a globally-ranked website.
  • May 14th: is shut down.
  • May 15th: surfaces in its place.
  • May 16th: shut down.
  • May 19th: surfaces in its place.
  • May 20th: remains, also surfaces.
  • May 21st: becomes a globally-ranked site.
  • May 28th: Ex-Grooveshark employee pens letter to the industry, promises that ‘Grooveshark will never die’.
  • June 1st: becomes one of the top-ranked sites in Sweden.
  • June 4th: shut down.

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17 Responses

  1. Noah

    Grooveshark isn’t going anywhere soon. I knew they’d find a way to resurface

    • FarePlay

      Without consequence, there is no reason for Grooveshark or any pirate site to go away. Until we have jail time in place for operators and principals who operate these sites, pirates will continue to thumb their nose at anti-piracy efforts and users will continue to believe they are doing nothing wrong.

      Sadly, white collar crime, whether it be Google, piracy or our financial institutions will continue until we have equitable justice for all.

      • IronLemur

        …Because we should feel bad for music industry dinosaurs that refuse to evolve and have been raping artists for years giving them pennies for $15 CD sales.
        Music piracy is still so prevalent because the Industry refuses to embrace reasonable streaming options or ways for users to find new music. Paying $1.50 per song after being given a 10 second sample is no way to encourage exploration into new music or giving up-and-coming bands a chance at new fans. And even if you manage to sell on iTunes as an artist you get a fraction of the money coming in and might have to give up ownership.
        Harsher penalties are the last thing we need, just better legal options for streaming music but I’d prefer paying an artist directly for music as the price would be significantly less and it would be going to the right place.

        Until that happens long live piracy

      • Random

        You my friend are absolutely…… dumb grooveshark was doing nothing wrong and it people like you who get all butthurt that had it get taken down. Grooveshark was paying people by the donations of money given by the music lovers who have the money. And the good thing about grooveshark is that for the people who dont have the money to use on music, or people who are under the age of 14, or who don’t have a debit card, or a job it gives them a way to listen to music without getting forced to pay. Its not fun having payments getting shoved up your wazoo without having the money and that’s why grooveshark exsited.

  2. Groovy Shark

    It’s like snipe hunting, whack-a-mole or herpes.

  3. DavidB

    Mali, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. I think we can safely say that Grooveshark has reached the bottom of the barrel.

      • Noah

        I concur! Plus, the area of domain is irrelevant. The whole point is that there are more domains than anyone outside grooveshark probably knows about yet because they’ll make them public as live ones are taken down.

        • DavidB

          There are about 300 country domain names, but only a minority of them are available as ‘flags of convenience’, and zombie-Grooveshark have already used up a lot of these. The four latest happen to be African, but I don’t think it’s racist to point out they have all have problems of corruption, violence, and civil liberties (lack of). For example, ‘The authoritarian regime ruling Equatorial Guinea has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the “worst of the worst” ‘ (Wikipedia), while Mali and the Central African Republic are racked by Civil War. That’s the kind of company zombie-Grooveshark are keeping. Domains in countries like these are notorious for spreading malware and spam. As Sophos Security put it in a bulletin about Mali: ‘Mali offers free domains to everyone: what could *possibly* go wrong?’ The plus side of this is that Google will likely block or demote search results from these domains under their anti-spam policies. And in fact I can’t find these new incarnations of Grooveshark in the first few pages of search results on Google or Bing.

  4. Anonymous

    What a debacle. Where are the internet police you need ’em!

    • Anonymous

      Most likely the same way I used to find proxy servers to bypass the schools lock on myspace back in middle school. lol we finally just found a counter program that disabled sonic-defender XD they were a little upset, enabled it on over 30 computers, couldn’t track our searches or block us

  5. Anonymous

    Their mention starts out in ICRs and the /mu/ imageboard on 4chan.
    they have so many domains they can use, and with a team willing to help keep it going, they won’t die, and they shouldn’t. People were doing just fine, and to my knowledge, you still had to pay for actual downloads. sure, it wouldn’t be going through the label but it’s not free music. if you’re gonna bitch about someone streaming files that were owned by other people, well, I still don’t see how Grooveshark got fucked because they were letting the users upload. the admins didn’t upload them. it’s not piracy, it’s file sharing. and you can’t get mad simply because of free online streaming. you should talk to Youtube before anyone else if you’re that bitchy about a website streaming your product for free. not to mention Youtube’s converter they have now.

  6. INTERNET USER 4569863269

    Go Grooveshark!!!! Live on and never die!!!!