Grooveshark will launch an web radio service in 2015
It is uncommon that you’re going to discover a story about Grooveshark that does not embrace the phrases “copyright,” “lawsuit” or “legally questionable.” This will likely change in 2015, nevertheless, as it seems that the corporate is about to show over a brand new leaf and play properly with the music labels. The Wall Road Journal is reporting that the outfit is about to launch a Pandora-esque digital music station that’ll pay royalties for each track it pays. At present often known as Broadcasts, customers can pay ninety nine cents a month for a service that, fortunately, runs with out these dreaded commercials.
There’s, in fact, a “however” coming, because the firm nonetheless is not on one of the best phrases with the aforementioned music labels. By constructing out Broadcasts each as a separate platform and as an web radio station, it could possibly use the federal government-mandated royalty charges as an alternative of getting to interact in indignant negotiations with every writer. This new-discovered legitimacy will even, reportedly, see the apps arrive on the App Retailer and Google Play, each of which having beforehand deleted the primary Grooveshark app underneath a cloud of copyright complaints. Will that be sufficient to persuade everybody that they are now a reputable enterprise? Solely time will inform.