Grooveshark, one of the few subscription music services to offer a free option, recently overhauled its site and web player. It’s now easier discover new songs, follow artists and navigate your music library.
My Grooveshark library is pretty big, which sometimes makes it tricky sometimes to find what I want, but the new version of the site makes searching and filtering my collection a bit easier. The revamped layout brings suggested music right to your home screen, so you can discover new bands as soon as you log in. From the home screen, you can also follow artists you like, connect with friends to see what they’re listening to, and explore what’s popular or new in any genre.
The redesign is mostly cosmetic, but it felt snappier when I used it, and the addition of music discovery on the home screen is a welcome change. The team behind Grooveshark is also inviting artists to exercise more control over their presence by claiming their profiles, interacting with fans, and sharing new releases through the service with other Grooveshark users and fans who follow them.