Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grooveshark.com's Free Online Music Streaming Service is Amazing!!

Grooveshark.com, a free online music repository and music streaming service, allows its users access from anywhere to almost all of the music available out there in the world (whether under Major Labels or Independents), and provides an interface for users to build their favorites and playlists, and also for Artists to upload their music to be discovered by the world.

One of our readers forwarded a link to Grooveshark to us today and suggested that if we liked it, we inform all jackandcokewithalime readers about it as it truly is gold. Well, I'm happy to report that we did try it, and we do love it, and we're happy to share this with all of our readers, though this really is one of those treasures that I would usually keep on the low... ;)

My first test for Grooveshark.com was to see if it had the basics of the basics in terms of music, and for me that meant does it have music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers (or to be more specific, "The Zephyr Song", one of my favorite songs by the band). And after 2 seconds of running my search for "Red Hot Chili Peppers", it returned all of the Chili Peppers' entire music library. Then after double-clicking on "The Zephyr Song", it got added to my queue at the bottom of the browser and started playing immediately!! And the sound quality was great.

My second test for Grooveshark.com was to see if a lesser-known artist that I recently discovered (Slakah the Beatchild) could be found in Grooveshark's library, and again, after 2 seconds, Grooveshark returned multiple albums that had songs from Slakah, including D.A.N.C.E, Friends with Money: The Drought is Over, Mushroom Jazz 7, Room for Improvement, Soul Movement Vol. 1, The Empire and Drake - Friends with Money, The Magnovox Masterpiece Volume 1, and The NorthStarr.

Now, I'm sure some of you are wondering how this could possibly be free, and whether this is blatant copyright infringement and etc.. I had the same questions as well. Grooveshark does provide full information on that, and on how they make money, and etc., and all of that information can be found at the following site: Grooveshark Help - The Basics, feel free to check it out.

And just to be clear, jackandcokewithalime is not getting any kind of endorsement fee, or advertising fee, or promotional fee for showing you all Grooveshark.com. This post is simply informational, and really is for the benefit of our readers. I mean, really, this is gold.

Have you used Grooveshark.com? If so, what do you think of it? I'm sure the readers would love to hear about it.


PS: I really shouldn't do this, but for informational purposes, combining a legal Grooveshark.com with the Windows Accessories Tool: Sound Recorder, really opens all kinds of new doors! ;)  But, you didn't hear that from me...

PPS: Disclaimer:  In no way does jackandcokewithalime endorse or condone the recording of streamed music from Grooveshark.com with Windows Sound Recorder in order to create your own free mp3s. This is copyright infringement and jackandcokewithalime is 100% against this practice.

Screenshot from http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/search/song?q=slakah%20the%20beatchild on Grooveshark.com website.


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