Grooveshark launches online radio service in 2015




Grooveshark is an offering Internet service starting next year, with royalties to the rights holders will pay for playing songs. The service is called Broadcasts and should cost 99 cents per month.

Facing The Wall Street Journal confirms a spokesman for Grooveshark that an Internet service is launched in January. With Broadcasts Grooveshark follows in the footsteps of services like Pandora. For the radio service did not separate deals to be concluded with music labels, because the standard radio royalties are paid. Users can create their own Broadcasts include radio stations.

Broadcasts’s Groove Sharks service that it keeps up with the demands of the music industry, so the company opposes the Wall Street Journal. For a price of 99 cents per month a subscription be closed. Grooveshark is aiming the low price on “impulse” of users, while the amount is still high enough to generate sufficient revenue along, the spokesman said. Or service immediately comes to Europe is not yet known.

Grooveshark will include applications from Android via the Play Store and iOS from the App Store. Earlier Grooveshark services were banned by Google and Apple for alleged copyright infringement. In the past, the company has been sued several times because no licenses had completed his music. That changed last year when including a deal with record company EMI was closed and the legal battle with Sony was terminated .

On his website Grooveshark already has a service for music streaming. Users can upload music or stream it to others. Precisely because of this functionality was Grooveshark sued several times: no wild this issue licenses from the major music labels.


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