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Grooveshark, Everyone's Favorite Quasi-Legal Music App, Just Got the Boot from Android Market

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 7, 2011

Android just killed the shark. (I've been trying to come up with a Jaws analogy for the past five minutes, but that'll have to do for now).

Grooveshark, the free online music streaming program, can no longer be accessed by Android devices, even though the program is still (somehow) available online. The boot comes after numerous record label complaints. Unlike other services like Rdio, MOG, Spotify and Rhapsody, music is added to Grooveshark by its users, making copyright violations much more likely.

The move could be pre-emptive for Google, who's trying to create their own music service. Not yet named, the program for Android will allow users to upload their existing music libraries onto Google's servers and then access their tunes via other Web-connected devices. Of course these features will only be available if Google secures support from the major record labels. Having an app like Grooveshark on the market doesn't help.

Source: Mashable

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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