Grooveshark launches artist monetisation service

November 2012

Internet, Technology


Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark –  currently undergoing some major revisions including better playlisting options, and new sharing and recommendation tools, qill also introduce artist-managed profiles. These will allow artists to set up their own profile on the Grooveshark platform, adding and removing tracks, communicating with fans, and posting blogs. Whilst basically offering the same artist profile functionality as MySpace and Facebook Grooveshark will be that users will be encouraged to make donations to artists they like via the Flattr micro-payment system. Users can put a set some of money into their Flattr account, and then tag which artists they would like to share that cash with. As all four of the major labels are currently suing Grooveshark it is unlikely any artists signed to EMI, Universal, Sony or Warners will be featured.

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