The writing has been on the wall for controversial music-sharing service Grooveshark for a long time, and now the service is gone for good. In a message posted to the official site, Grooveshark has expressed contrition over the way it conducted its business, says it’s settled with major record companies, and recommends users go to other services like Spotify or Beats Music.
The company’s full statement is below:
Dear music fans,
Today we are shutting down Grooveshark.
We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service.
That was wrong. We…