Grooveshark- The Pandora Killer
For those of us who have become accustomed to “the cloud”, that is, preferring to keep everything web-based, Grooveshark is a mighty fine alternative to an mp3 media library.
It also beats out most of its competitors, including Pandora and Slacker, in both ease of use, and added utility.
Grooveshark is an online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web application. Grooveshark actually puts its competitors to shame, including the industries most talked about service, Pandora. Grooveshark allows you to search for the exact artist and song you are looking for, and lets you create a playlist that loads under 5 seconds (as was our experience on wifi at the local Starbucks).
I don’t know about you guys, but when I get in the mood to listen to a certain type of music, it’s usually a specific song, or at least a specific artist. Grooveshark allows you to create a playlist with specific artists and songs, across genres, and with incredible sound quality.
The application itself is extremely easy to use, the search function works well, and the look is crisp and clean, even with the advertisement-supported model they have running for their free service.
Grooveshark offers a VIP service for about 6 bucks a month, which will allow you to forego the banner ads (which honestly don’t really obstruct your experience after you’ve made your playlist and minimized the window), and add on a few other features like allowing songs to fade and blend within the playlist.
Grooveshark has won us over, and is now bookmarked and ready to go every morning at the start of the day, because let’s face it, you can’t really be productive without your favorite tunes spurring your creative juices in the background.