NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grooveshark, the world's music library, unveiled today a complete redesign of the Grooveshark.com platform. The new site brings a sleeker, more seamless experience to Grooveshark's community of more than 30 million unique users per month, creating a powerful combination of streaming music and social networking.
The redesign comes at a time when the sharing and discovery of music have become more important to users of streaming services. The new Grooveshark.com, in addition to possessing a sleeker and faster new interface with improved navigation, places a heavy emphasis on social media sharing and community features that complement tighter integrations with third-party social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Last.fm and Reddit.
"The new Grooveshark is about finding the music you want even faster, and community features to make the experience more social," said Josh Greenberg, Grooveshark's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. "We've put an emphasis on the listening, collecting, and sharing that's happening amongst your friends and your favorite artists. Music is becoming a bigger part of social networks every day, so we decided to add a social network to music."
Key features and upgrades of the new Grooveshark.com include:
- A new "Explore" section that enables the discovery of new music and old through a Featured Artist section, quick access to new releases and completely redesigned, genre-based radio stations
- A "Community" section that allows users to follow and interact with tastemakers while discovering more music tailored to their tastes that can then be shared with the entire community through improved drag-and-drop sharing
- Artist and User Profile Pages that allow fans to follow and interact with their favorite artists, discover mutual tastes or follow what their friends are listening to
- System-wide ability to comment on activities and events, reduced advertising intrusion and more prominent event listings that provide quick access to information about concerts and music festivals all over the world
"This latest Grooveshark release is the most powerful to date and we're seeing more positive feedback from our early adopter users than ever before," Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino said. "With this release we believe we offer artists and listeners alike experiences and capabilities that are unmatched in the music industry."
Beginning today, artists can login at http://artists.grooveshark.com, verify their tracks and start interacting with fans..
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.
SOURCE Escape Media Group