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January 27, 2011

Get your Groove(Shark) on

Filed under: Technology — yoga @ 10:30 am
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Have you had sudden urges to listen to a song ? It plays in your head and you’re desperate to listen to it but after going through your music collection you don’t have it! Now with Grooveshark you can have more music than you can ever imagine right on your browser.

Grooveshark doesn’t only offer free music but it does so in great style. It utilises the latest in Web 2.0 and with that the social phenomena kicks in here as well and you can Discover, recommend, share, and download music without restrictions.  The sleek interface will definitely leave an impression and the intuitive experience will leave you wanting even more.

Just head over to the Grooveshark website and you’re presented with a search screen, immediately allowing you to search for any song, check out popular songs and play them for free. The best part you don’t even need to sign up or click multiple link before it starts playing and you get to hear the whole song and not just a preview of  it. Currently Grooveshark streams about 50 to 60 million songs per month.

Main page

Main page

Despite being able to use Grooveshark without registering, there still are more groovy features for those that do sign up and even more so if you decide to pay for the VIP account. Note that Grooveshark is a web app and requires a constant internet connection to function.

Grooveshark radio features a recommendation engine. This recommendation system finds similar songs to those in your playlist and queues them to the playlist. Grooveshark makes it easier for users to share songs by clicking a heart icon, which adds the song to your list of favorites. Not only do the suggestions get better as you go, but you never have to sit through music you don’t like.

Popular music

Popular music

You can easily share music with other users by directly linking songs to other users or by posting links to other social networks. The user interface is slick and intuitive. You can quickly search for song(s) of your choice and add them to your playlist. All the songs being queued appear at the bottom section of the website, so that you can quickly switch between them based on interest. Users can sort the search results (songs) by artist, album, name and relevance. You can also check out the popular songs of the day and month along with the recently played songs.

Groveshark provides two subscription tiers, Grooveshark Plus and Grooveshark Anywhere. They cost USD 6 and USD 9 a month, respectively, and come with different perks. If you’re a Grooveshark Plus subscriber, you won’t see any ads on Grooveshark, have access to a variety of custom site skins, and will be able to use the Grooveshark Desktop application. If you’re an Anywhere member, you get all of the Plus features AND you can take Grooveshark with you on your supported mobile device.

What do paid subscribers get for their contribution?

  • No advertisements, ever, on Grooveshark and affiliated sites.
  • Customizable features, such as access to a wider variety of site skins.
  • Access to the Grooveshark Desktop Application (which is being revamped!)
  • Priority e-mail support from our friendly community support team!
  • Sneak Peaks of our latest developments on Grooveshark Preview
  • Unlimited space in your library and favorites lists.
  • Last.fm Scrobbling

So what are you waiting for ? Point your browsers to http://www.groveshark.com and let’s start Grooving.

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2 Comments »

  1. I love Grooveshark, but I am beginning to search for some alternatives, because there are some interesting startups. E.g. Snoost which actually plays the music through YouTube. Anyway, Grooveshark still rocks. 🙂

    Comment by Jack — January 28, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

  2. Gotta agree with you that there’s many alternatives when it comes to streaming music online. I’m actually trying out some as well ie blip.fm, soundcloud etc; somehow I keep coming back to Grooveshark 😀

    Comment by yoga — February 10, 2011 @ 12:30 pm | Reply


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