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Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg dead at 28

DH Vancouver Staff Jul 20, 2015 4:23 pm

Josh Greenberg, co-founder of music streaming powerhouse Grooveshark, has died at the age of 28.

According to the The Gainsville Sun, Greenberg was found by his girlfriend on Sunday, in the house they both shared. Police have stated that, following preliminary investigation, foul play and suicide are not suspected, and there is no evidence of drugs, alcohol, or injury.

Grooveshark serviced up to 35 to 40 million users, allowing them to stream and upload content they didn’t own. Following a lawsuit leveled at the company, Grooveshark ceased operation on April 30, 2015.

To avoid a trial that could have seen labels being awarded hundreds of millions of dollars, Greenberg and partners instead agreed to shut down Grooveshark, wipe its servers, and transfer ownership of all its intellectual property to the labels.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine Greenberg’s cause of death, but could take up to three weeks.

DH Vancouver Staff
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