You’re Invited to Cover the Next Revolution in Online Music Distribution

October 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Oct. 7, 2007 – The compact disc launched the digital music revolution 25 years ago. Starting today, you’re invited to review the next revolution in music distribution from Grooveshark.

Grooveshark’s invitation-only private beta is now available to journalists and bloggers to introduce the company’s revolutionary music distribution platform. Each person accepted to the test the private beta will also receive a number of invitations to share with members of their audience.

Grooveshark ( is a new peer-to-peer (P2P) music file-sharing community that brokers music files free of digital rights management (DRM) between members. The company’s system features the best elements of online file sharing, ensures copyright holders are compensated for their work and provides consumers with the value of music files that can be played on any computer or device. The catalog of songs available on the Grooveshark network – anything from the Barenaked Ladies to Beethoven – is limited only by what members choose to share on the network.

Every song available through Grooveshark can be played on any digital system, including Apple’s newly launched iPod touch™, iPod nano™, iPod shuffle™, iPod classic™ and iPhone™.

“Other systems lock you into one platform and sometimes even one kind of device, dictating how and on what you enjoy your music,” said Sam Tarantino, founder and CEO of Grooveshark. “You might say that Grooveshark has ‘untethered’ the iPod™ – we free your music and empower you to enjoy it whenever, however and wherever you want while still honoring copyrights and the need to compensate the parties involved in the business of music.”

For an exclusive invitation, go to and sign up to “test drive” the private beta site.

About Grooveshark
Grooveshark, a peer-to-peer (P2P) music file-sharing community that brokers music transactions between members, is a service of Escape Media, Inc. By charging for the songs exchanged between members on their site, Grooveshark will compensate copyright holders and users while providing the convenience and selection of P2P file sharing in an online music community. All Grooveshark files are free of digital rights management (DRM) technology, allowing users to play the songs they purchase on any type of computer or digital music player. For more information, visit or

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