Grooveshark has been shut down

The online streaming website Grooveshark has been shut down after losing its battle with the music industry on Thursday.


The company reached a settlement agreement after being sued by a number of different record companies. One such suit brought by Universal Music Group was for $15 billion.

The notice on the company’s website says they “…have agreed to cease operations immediately, wipe clean all of the record companies’ copyrighted works and hand over ownership of this website, our mobile apps and intellectual property, including our patents and copyrights.”

Founded 9 years ago by three students at the University of Florida, this sees the end of the company that claimed to 35 million users they could “Play any song in the world, for free!”.

Other legitimate music streaming sites are available such as Spotify, Google Play, Beats Music, etc.