Grooveshark Android Music Download App Totally Blanked
News is coming to us that Grooveshark the music-sharing service had their Android app removed from Google and at present they are not exactly sure why, as no policies had been violated. It is not know if pressure from music industry was the actual reason.
Grooveshark is an online service that enables its users to upload songs and then share them with other users. When queried by CNET as to why the app had been taken away, a Google representative would only comment by saying “We remove apps from Android Market that violate our policies”
Now it is know that some federal lawmakers are chastising Grooveshark over what they see as a lackluster effort by the company against anti-piracy. Also, at present Google are trying to add more content to their Google TV and upcoming digital music service by courting the entertainment industry.
This isn’t the first time that Grooveshark, who have a cache of more than 6 million songs have been in this position where their app has been removed from a site, as in last August the Grooveshark iOS app was removed by Apple from the App Store, after the major labels complained.
Also in 2009, Grooveshark had to agree to license the EMI catalog, after the record label brought out a copyright suit against them. According to some sources, Grooveshark is still seen as a pirate operation by other big labels.