Grooveshark runs out of Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 2006 by Sam Tarantino, CEO, Josh Greenberg, CTO + VP of Products, and Andres Barreto, Grooveshark works on a freemium business model. Click here to find out their user stats.
Like many online music streaming sites, it has issues with copyright. If Grooveshark doesn’t last, I still see the trend of online streaming continuing. However, I hope that their new partnership with EMI means they are here to stay.
Why Grooveshark is useful for PR:
to watch user trends in music
establish a community of go-to users on the watch for new music
track user choices and track your artist if you sign up through the Grooveshark Artists section