I have become a huge of fan of Pandora both on desktop and my iPhone to listen to and discover to music. Since then I haven’t looked into any other service.
I have heard great things about Spotify but it isn’t yet available in the United States.
I just came across another extremely promising music service – Grooveshark.
Grooveshark gives you a way to begin searching for music, create playlists, upload your own music, change themes and listen to music from a really cool web interface.
You can browse through different bands, artists and songs and play the music. You can do all these without even creating an account. You could upload music and access lot more features with a account though.
You can create Playlists and add songs, artists, albums to the playlists.
Grooveshark also comes with social features. You can email a link to your friends from the queue or even share it in Facebook and Twitter.
The upload feature also works great with access to your uploaded music wherever you have an Internet connection.
Grooveshark is free for the ad-supported version or you can pay to become an ad-free VIP membership for $3/month.
Grooveshark offers music discovery feature where you can vote a song up or down and find related songs. If you really like a song, you can find links to buy the song from iTunes or Amazon right from Grooveshark.
Grooveshark also has some cool feature for bands and musicians with analytics, etc.
Grooveshark is more accessible with a Google Chrome extension, a WordPress plugin and a Facebook app.
If you would like to try out a new online music service, I highly recommend giving Grooveshark a try.