Grooveshark announces crowd-sourced concert series

Grooveshark canvasPlugging on despite its legal woes, Grooveshark announced a new plan for a live concert series. Grooveshark Presents aims to tap into the platform’s community for input and suggestions as it plans the events.

“We are removing the significant risks promoters take in booking talent, simply by combining the intelligence gathered from our streaming platform with our unique ability to communicate with our listeners,” CEO and cofounder Sam Tarantino said.

According to the press release, Grooveshark Presents will promote local and regional artists first as a model for larger events. The first event is scheduled for Nov. 10 in Gainesville, Fla., and will showcase Autograf, Happy Accidents, and local act Bells & Robes. Surprisingly, Grooveshark made no mention of whether the events would be live streamed. It seems like a larger portion of the audience of 30 million listeners would want to participate in the fan-based events, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards at this stage.

Anna Washenko