Grooveshark clone brings most of original website's content back online

Grooveshark.io claims it is a music search engine, crawls internet for music hosted on third-party servers


Web Desk May 06, 2015

Fans who were left bereaved by the closure of music streaming site Grooveshark last week may find some relief in the form of Grooveshark.io, a clone of the original website that claims to have backed up 90% of Grooveshark's content before it was shut down.

While not official, the clone website allows users to keep streaming, downloading and searching for music files, including the copyrighted files that got the Grooveshark in trouble.

Unlike the original site, Grooveshark.io does not seem to allow users to upload music. Instead, the clone website claims that it is a music search engine that crawls the internet for music hosted on third-party servers and that it'll even display where the music was indexed from, a strategy that would distance Grooveshark.io from legal issues.

The creator of the clone website, who goes by the pseudonym Shark, claims to have started backing up Grooveshark after suspecting that it was about to go offline.

"I was connected to Grooveshark a few years back and I have, together with the team I've gathered, the knowledge and the technological abilities to bring it back to life," Shark wrote in an email to The Verge.

"It’s going to be a roller coaster, and we’re ready for it," Shark told BGR.

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