NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grooveshark has officially inked a licensing deal with renowned Indie label Sun Records thus making it the first and currently the only music streaming service for Rock n' Roll royalty. Sun is home to the timeless and impressive catalogs of music legends like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and other equally memorable Pop, Rock, R&B and Country talent. This is the latest in a series of successful Indie label partnerships recently secured by the ever-surging Grooveshark.
"We are eager to give our audience and fans around the world streaming access to our iconic artists. Grooveshark's platform and structure allow us to give our core fans what they want, while exponentially serving as a discovery engine to new listeners around the world. In a landscape where majors are fighting the inevitable reality of a new era, I'm proud Sun fosters a forward thinking direction. Grooveshark is an innovative team that we quickly found harmony with and are excited to lock arms with," explains Collin Brace, Vice President, Sun Entertainment Corp.
According to Grooveshark's Director of Music Strategy, Thomas Sharp Maxwell, "Sun Records is one of America's first great record labels. We are honored to be able to work with such an iconic label and storied catalog that has proven itself fundamental throughout the history of the music industry."
This important collaboration utilizes the strength and influence of Grooveshark and Sun Records to bring classic artists into mainstream pop culture. To learn more about Grooveshark visit www.grooveshark.com.
Since 2006, Grooveshark has grown into the largest globally available on demand music streaming service. With more than 35 million unique visitors monthly and a library of over 15 million songs, Grooveshark provides the ability for users to search and stream music, create and save playlists, as well as upload music to be hosted and shared across the cloud and other devices.
About Sun Records
Sun Records appeared on records in the 1950s, featuring songs by new recording artists whose names soon became legends like Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Inevitably, Sun became a legend all its own: it is where rock 'n' roll was born.