Sony and Warner Join Universal’s Lawsuit Against Grooveshark
>By James Lenhart
Streaming music service Grooveshark may be facing their biggest battle yet as Sony & Warner have joined Universal’s lawsuit against the company. In November Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group in the U.S. filed a lawsuit to the District Court in Manhattan. Universal claims that the Grooveshark executives personally uploaded songs to the database – which is obviously a big no no.
We feel that Grooveshark is in serious trouble now that the lawsuit has three major music labels behind it. Essentially, the biggest players in the music industry want nothing more than to see Grooveshark crumble.
What do I do?
Other alternatives we’d recommend to stream free music are Rdio and Spotify. Both services offer free music playback in high quality, but have restrictions. You can opt-in to a subscription plan and listen unlimitedly anywhere from $5 – $15 a month – depending on your needs.
Personally, Grooveshark was one of my favorite sites to play music that I didn’t own, although, other alternatives make me want to subscribe to them. I like supporting artists even if it’s a very small amount.