You don't need an account to discover and listen to music with Grooveshark. However, signing up for a free account allows you to add songs to your collection, favorite songs, build playlists, share and collaborate with friends on playlists, follow friends and artists, and better discover music tailored to your tastes!
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To sign up, click here, fill out the information in the box and and click "Create Account".
The main benefit of creating a Grooveshark account is the ability to save your favorite songs. Grooveshark will remember every song you add to your Library, Playlists or Favorites. All of your music will be available any time you are at a computer with an internet connection or, if you're a Grooveshark Anywhere subscriber, your music can go anywhere your phone goes.
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Your Collection is your personal music library on Grooveshark, composed of the songs you have chosen to collect and curate. Favorites is a group within your Collection consisting of songs you especially like (and have "hearted"), and Playlists are separate lists of songs you have organized for quick playback.
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To check out what your friends are listening to it is best to Follow their profile on Grooveshark.
Using the New Design: You can use the main search box at the top of the page. Enter in your friend's name, username or email and press enter. You can then view the profile results under the People tab.
Using the Old Design:Type your friends Grooveshark username into Find Friends search box on the Community page to search for friends, then click Follow to see their latest activity on your Community page.
You can share any song you find on Grooveshark by right-clicking the song name and selecting Share.
You can also share the song or songs that you are currently listening to by clicking on the options menu, the down arrow on the currently playing song album art, and then selecting Share song.
This will bring up the following Share lightbox where you can share to Grooveshark, Twitter, and Facebook.
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You can also post a song, album, or playlist to your Profile or your friend's profile by sharing directly from the Community homepage using the Share box at the top of the page. Be sure to use the @ symbol before any of your followers' usernames to post the song directly to their feed.
In your left navigation pane, click the Playlists button, then find the playlist you want to share. Click it to bring it up in the main viewer. Then select "Share". From there, you can share it via Facebook, Google, Twitter, or our embeddable widget.
To create a song or playlist widget, just follow these steps.
1. Search for the song or playlist you wish to embed.
2. Once you have found the song, click on the Share Song icon.
For a playlist, click on the share button in the top right hand side of the playlist's page:
3. Click More and then the Embed button to bring up the widget customization menu. If you are sharing more than one song, you'll see more customization options for the widget.
4. Then copy the code starting with '<object...' and past the embed code into your HTML document!
To make a widget autostart when the page loads, you need to edit the widget code just a bit. There are two &p=0. Change both to &p=1.
For Playlists, any and all changes you make to the playlist will be reflected in your widget.
It is not possible to create a widget from an Artist or Album.
First, find the song or songs you'd like to embed on your blog, then choose Share Song:
From the Share menu, select More and then Embed. Click 'Copy to Clipboard' and the entire HTML code will be added to your clipboard:
Then, go to WordPress or any other text editing program and paste the widget code. You'll need to trim some of this code. The essential part of the code is the orange text and the highlighted width and height:
<object width="250" height="40" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="gsSong3315361833" name="gsSong3315361833"><param name="movie" value="http://grooveshark.com/songWidget.swf" /><param name="wmode" value="window" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="flashvars" value="hostname=cowbell.grooveshark.com&songIDs=33153618&style=metal&p=0" /><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://grooveshark.com/songWidget.swf" width="250" height="40"><param name="wmode" value="window" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="flashvars" value="hostname=cowbell.grooveshark.com&songIDs=33153618&style=metal&p=0" /><span>The Confessor by <a href="http://grooveshark.com/artist/Quiet+Company/332795" title="Quiet Company">Quiet Company</a> on Grooveshark</span></object></object>
The last step is the most important: click over to the HTML editor. Once there, paste the code shown below, replace the xxxx with the orange text, and the width and height from your widget code. Depending on whether you're embedding one song or multiple songs in your widget, you need to choose one code from the following two.
Single song widget look here:
[gigya src="http://grooveshark.com/songWidget.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="250" height="40" flashvars="xxxx" allowScriptAccess="always" wmode="window"]
or multiple songs...
[gigya src="http://grooveshark.com/widget.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="250" height="40" flashvars="xxxx" allowScriptAccess="always" wmode="window"]
Now update your blog and enjoy your Grooveshark Widget.
If the widget is appearing as a link on an https site, please add an "s" to both .swf URLs in the widget code.
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If you're still having problems with the widget, please check your code in the editor and make sure that no DIV or PRE tags are located in your widget code. If you're still having trouble, please contact Grooveshark Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.