Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down after years of legal troubles

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Before Spotify, there was Grooveshark – and today, the latter is no more after the company posted a notice and apology letter on its homepage. “We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite [the] best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service,” the company wrote. “That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation.” Grooveshark had been battling a six-year settlement with major record companies including Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music…

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