NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grooveshark, the largest internationally available music-streaming and discovery service on the web, has signed an artist development deal with New York City-based musician management company Crush Management. Grooveshark plans to utilize its platform to market and promote one of Crush Management's newest artists, Vanessa Bley.
"Partnering with a platform, home to tens of millions of music fans looking to find new music, seems like a pretty good idea to us when we're launching a new artist like Vanessa Bley," stated Dustin Addis, Manager of Vanessa Bley for Crush Management.
Grooveshark first ventured into artist development in August 2011 with Austin-based band Quiet Company. This partnership found immediate success, with the band's Facebook likes increasing from 2,000 to 38,000 in less than three months through promotions on Grooveshark. The new partnership aims to generate the same levels of exposure for Vanessa Bley.
"We've worked with hundreds of labels, managers, and artists to promote their music to our audience," said Jack DeYoung, SVP of Music Strategy at Grooveshark. "Working with a company like Crush allows us to take the process a step further and truly build an artist's career online. We're excited to work with a company of their caliber, as well as an artist as talented as Vanessa."
About Crush Management
Jonathan Daniel and Bob McLynn are two former musicians who have been through the major-label wringer and lived not only to tell, but to apply what they've learned to creating one of the most successful and innovative music management companies in the business. They brought the public Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum global superstars Fall Out Boy, reignited Train's success with a Grammy-winning, multiplatinum best selling song of 2010, and have had worldwide hits with Travie McCoy as a solo artist as well as with his band, Gym Class Heroes, not to mention multiple hits from Cobra Starship and more.
Founded in 2006, Grooveshark has become a major worldwide online music streaming service with more than 35 million unique users per month and a library that surpasses 15 million songs. Grooveshark allows visitors to search, discover and share music from a vast library of artist, label and user-created works, while providing new ways for artists to promote, distribute and monetize their music online.