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Grooveshark settles with Sony ATV Music and adds licensing deal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2013 16:02

Grooveshark settles with Sony ATV Music and adds licensing deal The startup streaming music service Grooveshark has settled one of its outstanding lawsuits, with publisher Sony ATV Music.
Grooveshark, along with the settlement, has signed a licensing deal that will see the music added to its current catalog.

Says the startup: "We are excited to add Sony / ATV Music's impressive array of songwriters to our catalog further advancing our mission to empower creators with the best audio platform in the world."

Last month, the company signed a similar deal with EMI Music, thus avoiding another lawsuit over copyright violation claims.

Grooveshark began receiving the record labels' ire by allowing users to upload their own music to share with others, no matter if they were copyrighted or not.

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