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Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg dead at 28
Josh Greenberg, the 28-year-old former University of Florida student who co-founded now-defunct music streaming site Grooveshark, was found dead in his home in Gainesville, FL on Sunday. Local police found no evidence of foul play or suicide. An autopsy was performed on Monday morning, with a toxicology report expected in the next two to three months. Grooveshark was shut down in early May as part of a…
2015-07-21 11:00:01

Marshall releasing Android-based smartphone
Legendary British amplifier company Marshall is getting into the smartphone business (for some reason). While the company's previous forays into Bluetooth speakers and headphones -- while handled by third party companies -- seemed to fit with the brand, the smartphone is more of a surprise. The bigger surprise is the high price, with the listed price at SEK4,995, which works out to just another $600 US. It includes some custom music applications,…
2015-07-16 16:00:01

Plague Vendor in new Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 trailer
Epitaph Records punk outfit Plague Vendor is featured in the new trailer for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5. The game is the first new entry in the punk- and hardcore-scored franchise since 2007's Proving Ground.…
2015-07-14 15:00:02

Wavves: "Leave"
Wavves have released a new video for "Leave," their exclusive track on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, Welcome to Los Santos. Appropriately enough, the band looked to gamers to create the video which was produced using the GTA V editor on a PC and submitted by a player from Germany. The video tells the story of a small band of criminals who come together to spring their leader out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary in a daring, broad daylight…
2015-07-08 13:30:01

Beggars Group critical of Apple Music
Beggars Group, the record company that owns 4AD Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Rough Trade has issued a statement criticizing Apple's recently announced Apple Music. Beggars Group has yet to sign with…
2015-06-19 17:00:01

F*cked Up, Metz, Tegan and Sara contribute to video game
Fucked Up, Metz, Tegan and Sara, Metric, Austra and other Canadian bands are contributing to a video game called LOUD on Planet X. The bands will be contributing soundtrack tunes as well as avatars for the game. Additionally, Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco of Fucked Up and Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene also contribute…
2015-05-07 10:00:01

Grooveshark shuts down
Online music streaming service Grooveshark, founded in Gainesville, FL in 2007, is no more. As part of a settlement agreement in their ongoing legal battle against major record labels Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music, founders Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg announced the shutdown on the Grooveshark website: We started out nearly ten years ago with the…
2015-05-01 13:00:01

RIAA is still around, suing MP3skull
After maintaining a relatively low profile, Napster-era boogeyman the RIAA is still around and just filed a lawsuit against MP3Skull.to in Southern Florida. The site is quite clear that it doesn't host or share…
2015-04-21 12:00:01

'Guitar Hero Live' Announced
Brush the dust off your plastic guitar controllers, Activision has announced the return of it's wildly popular music game with Guitar Hero Live, scheduled for release in late 2015. Artists that are confirmed to appear in the game so far include Fall Out Boy, The Black Keys, Green Day, The Killers, My Chemical Romance and The…
2015-04-15 14:00:01

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, more launch Tidal
An army of pop superstars have announced a new streaming service. Yesterday, Alicia Keys, Win Butler, RĂ©gine Chassagne, BeyoncĂ©, Daft Punk, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jay Z,…
2015-04-01 14:00:01

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