NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Grooveshark has inked licensing deals with worldwide distribution network DashGo and indie label NuGroove Records. Grooveshark is eager to work alongside DashGo and NuGroove to build greater exposure for their talent roster.
DashGo represents 115 labels including Delicious Vinyl and Time Records; More than 4,500 bands like Coconut Records and Rock Mafia; and over 50,000 tracks come from DashGo. Known for their “edgy,” soulful hits, NuGroove is recognized for their format bending “Down to the Bone,” which has produced top jazz acts such as contemporary icons Michael Lington and Bob Baldwin.
“We’re excited to have inked a licensing deal with a distributor and label that provides as much value to its artists as DashGo and NuGroove. We look forward to working with them to build the fanbases of the independent artists they represent,” says Jack DeYoung, SVP of Music Strategy at Grooveshark.
“DashGo’s happy to offer fans an additional outlet to discover music and excited that Grooveshark’s made a commitment to compensating artists for their work,” says Ben Patterson, President of DashGo, Inc.
“NuGroove has always been on the cutting edge of smooth jazz and urban adult music. We’re thrilled to team up with Grooveshark, as we feel they are on the cutting edge of the digital revolution, which is extremely important to us as we’re expanding our digital efforts. Grooveshark’s astounding rate of growth assures me they are the future,” says, David S. Chackler, President/CEO NuGroove Music LLC.
These new licensing deals capitalize on Grooveshark’s ability to produce measured results, and DashGo and NuGroove’s strengths to champion their artists on emerging digital platforms. Visit Grooveshark.com to learn more.
Since 2006, Grooveshark has grown into the largest globally available on demand music streaming service. With more than 35 million unique visitors monthly and a library of over 15 million songs, Grooveshark provides the ability for users to search and stream music, create and save playlists, as well as upload music to be hosted and shared across the cloud and other devices.
DashGo allows artists, labels, and content owners to distribute, promote, and market content across digital stores, social sites, and tastemaker blogs and track the results.
Originally the home for jazz icon Michael Lington, NuGroove has remained synonymous with the term “smooth jazz on the edge.”