Grooveshark is making a triumphant return into the Google Play Store after being expelled more than a year ago for copyright claims. So, its return definitely isn’t without controversy. The streaming music service has come under fire from music labels looking to shut the site down for not having the necessary licensing agreements needed offer a good portion of music streamed from their site. Grooveshark was nothing but optimistic, releasing a statement saying:
“After working closely with Google to get rogue apps removed, we’re delighted that the official Grooveshark app has been reinstated in the Android market. Grooveshark is dedicated to helping music fans search, discover and share music while pioneering new artist promotion, distribution and monetization techniques. We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with Android and leverage this fantastic platform for our partners.”
While Grooveshark’s future is still a bit uncertain, those that would like to try out a new Pandora-like music streaming service can do so free of charge. For those that are looking for on-demand music streaming (ala Rdio), there’s also a $9 a month option available. Anyone excited Grooveshark’s back?