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Dear Music Fans… (Season 3, Episode 4)

November 10, 2017

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Show Notes

The Story

When a group of college kids in Florida set out to change the music industry, they did not anticipate how disruptive they would be. Their mission was a noble one: bring an end to online piracy by offering cheap, convenient, and legal access to music. Their execution, however, was less than thorough. And when you’re dealing with protective music labels, forgetting to dot an “i” or cross a “t” can mean being one lawsuit away from the swift and unceremonious collapse of your company.

This is the story of Grooveshark, the people who built it, and the relationships that were tested during its rocky road to growth—and its eventual demise.

The Facts

Matthew Boll and David Herman mixed the episode.
Mark Phillips wrote and performed our theme song.
Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music.
Additional music from RAC, Jeffrey Brodsky, White Dove, Devin Dare, and the band Hot Moms Dot Gov.