Grooveshark. A peer to peer music file sharing service which provides legal no-DRM MP3 tracks, priced at 99 cents per, with a share of the profits going to the copyright holders and a share going to the users who are helping to build the community. It’s along the same sort of lines as Weedshare, but seems to be trying harder to focus on the community feel, through incentivising uploads etc. Mmm….not convinced.
Visitors can browse songs uploaded by other members and pay to download MP3 files with no digital rights management (DRM) technology. Songs vary in price, but cost no more than 99 cents. Grooveshark will pay appropriate royalties to copyright holders by taking commissions from users’ transactions and also compensate users with free music for community participation such as uploading songs, fixing song tags, flagging unwanted files or reviewing music. Members will be rewarded based on their level of contribution to the community.