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Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down
Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down

Grooveshark, the once-popular free music streaming service, has admitted defeat. In a victory for the major record labels that accused the site of copyright violations, the site has shut itself down.   The service conceded, in a letter posted on its website, that it "made very serious mistakes" and "failed to secure licenses from right holders for the vast amount of music on the service."  "That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation," the company said.  As part of a settlement agreement with the major music companies (Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group), Grooveshark agreed to cease operations,...

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