Grooveshark Redesign Aims to “add a social network to music”

Online music library platform Grooveshark recently introduced a complete redesign of its site.  The site now 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 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 CTO. “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 include:

Explore — This feature 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.

Community — This feature 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 — This feature allows fans to follow and interact with their favorite artists, discover mutual tastes or follow what their friends are listening to.

CEO Sam Tarantino commented that the company is receiving positive feedback from the first users of the new platform. “With this release we believe we offer artists and listeners alike experiences and capabilities that are unmatched in the music industry.”