Grooveshark was a pioneering online music streaming service which launched in 2006 and shut down in 2015 as a result of copyright infringement lawsuits brought on by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group. You can read all about the company’s history on the Grooveshark Wikipedia page, but that’s not what this site is about.
This is a place to read and share stories from the folks who worked there. While lots has been written about the rise and fall of Grooveshark, nowhere on the web is there a place to find real stories from the people who, for a time, could call themselves Grooveshark employees.
Hopefully, you’re reading an early version of this site, and if you check back in a few months or years, you’ll find dozens of stories written by different authors, each bringing their own memories and perspectives to what will hopefully become the permanent archive of what it was like to change the world, if even in a small way, by working at Grooveshark.
This site is wholly inspired by Folklore.org, which contains a collection of stories and anecdotes about working at Apple in the early days of the development of the Macintosh. Check it out if you’re into Apple or computing history.