Checkout Grooveshark

by oneafrikan on December 8, 2008

So I’m in Tel Aviv, working at MyHeritage HQ, and Nils puts on some tunes from a site called Grooveshark. So I asked why he wasn’t using Spotify (he’s a Swede you see) and he says it’s something about tracking IP addresses for ad revenue (which I can understand, but people move their computers, right?), so he’s trying Grooveshark out and it’s workig pretty well…
_ Grooveshark — About

Music compels all of us–individually, in our own way. It fills our moments, our cars, our movies, and our thoughts. Grooveshark started with one question: how could we be enriched by changing the way we find and listen to music?

Our goals: To improve the connection between people and music. To change the music industry in ways they seem so unwilling to consider. To have fun.

We have a team of 40 passionate employees who wake up daily to live and work for the music, but what we’re really about is simple: you. We want you to help us grow, get better, and help us help the music. It’s the one thing we can all agree on.

Why I’m blogging it? Well, it’s a good looking site, with a clear purpose and vision, and easy to use, and it fills me with joy… along with Last.fm.

On a side note, apparently there’s this thing called the internet, where people talk to each other from all over the world… go figure Mr Music Label Executive…

Oh, and one other thing which I found funny from their site (see if you can find it):

Always
Be
Closing

Hat tip to Andrew Wise
(applies to life in general, girls in particular, and most definitely business)

4 comments

Hi Gareth, it’s funny… I was just checking for MyHeritage’s mentions in Technorati and your post appeared, so I just passed by to say hi. I hope you’re having a good time in Israel and hopefully see you soon in London.
Cheers,
Nicolas.

by Nicolás on December 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm. Reply #

Hey man, thanks! ;-)

Yea, all good – seeya in Londres soon… probably in a week or two!

Ciao
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by Gareth Knight on December 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm. Reply #

Hello Gareth,
I’m a software engineer here at Grooveshark. We’re always happy to hear people have enjoyed using our services; especially when you guys continue to return! I wonder, time permitting, if you might write a few lines about things in Grooveshark which need improvement, features which blew you away, or even new features which would enhance the experience. Thanks again for the mention!

<3 Myke

by Myke Stubbs on December 9, 2008 at 11:26 pm. Reply #

Hey Myke,

I couldn’t really see anything that was in drastic need of improvement, my humble opinion is that there are enough features – so focus on getting more users… There was a text character mangle problem in your flash player UI, for a Fila Brazilia album name, but that’s a minor issue.

I/we loved the way we could find anything on Grooveshark, which was super cool. The interface is tight, simple and easy to use, which is the best kind… ;-)

As for enhancing the experience, I’d like to see integration with some of the players out there – people aren’t used to listening to music in the browser…

How’s that?

/g

by Gareth Knight on December 11, 2008 at 9:35 am. Reply #

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