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Getting Started

  • How do I create an account?

    Creating a Grooveshark account allows you to add songs to your Collection and Favorites, build Playlists, follow friends and artists and better discover music tailored to your tastes. Create a Grooveshark account by clicking here and filling out the necessary fields.

     

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  • Queue/Player

    The new Grooveshark design now sports a vertical queue. You may access the queue by clicking the QUEUE button on the top left of the page. Here's a screenshot to help.



    The option to start a Broadcast has been moved to the Grooveshark player on the bottom left. You will need songs in the queue before you see the option to start a Broadcast. Here's a screenshot of the Broadcast icon.


    You may also view the queue in the main Grooveshark window by clicking the QUEUE drop down and selecting View Songs. Here's a screenshot of that.


    Songs in the queue are draggable. This allows you to change the queue order but also be drag songs from the queue to both Collection and playlists if you'd like to add a song to your account. You may also drag songs from song rows (search results, playlists, Collection, albums, etc) to the queue to add those songs to the queue. You can even group select multiple song rows to add songs to the queue in bulk. There are three types of group selection.

    1) Individually selecting multiple songs. Hold the the command key (Mac OS X) or cntrl key (Windows OS) and click the song rows you'd like to select.

    2) Select consecutive group of songs. Select the first song row you'd like, scroll to the final song row, hold the Shift key and click the final row. Now your consecutive song group will be selected. This is a good tool to use if you are only trying to select a consecutive portion of songs from a larger list. For example, if you only want to select songs #15-40 from a playlist.

    3) Select all songs. To select all songs, select any song row in the list and hold the cntrl + a. This will select all rows in the list. Use then when you'd like to select all songs on a page.

    NOTE: You may add songs to the queue "Last" holding the Shift key and hovering the Play button. The Play icon will switch to a "+" icon.
     
     

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  • Difference between Collection, Favorites, and Playlists

    Please note that we are phasing out Collection. Users who have never used Collection will not have it as an option (including new accounts). Users who have primarily used Collection will see a Collection link in their sidebar. Users who have primarily used Favorites will have a Favorites link in their sidebar but may still access Collection by viewing their profile.

    Your Collection is your personal music library on Grooveshark. It's composed of the songs you have chosen to collect and curate. Favorites is a subset of Collection consisting of songs you especially like (and have "hearted"). Playlists are separate lists of songs you have organized for quick playback.
     

    You may add a Genre tag to a playlist in the Create New Playlist window. Here's a screenshot.



     
    If you would like to edit the Genre of an existing playlist, open the respective playlist and click Edit Info.

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  • Finding & Sharing With Friends


    Finding Friends on Grooveshark
    To check out what your friends are listening to it is best to Follow their profile on Grooveshark.

    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.

    The Grooveshark Feed should also show People You May Know or suggested friends. Here's a screenshot to clarify.
     
    Sharing a song to the Grooveshark Feed
    You may share a song you find on Grooveshark by hovering the song row and clicking the Share to Feed icon. Here's a screenshot to clarify.
     

    ​In the Share to Feed window, there are options to include a message, tag Grooveshark Friends and add relevant Genre tags to the song-share event. You may also add the song to your queue, Favorites or a playlist from the Share to Feed window. Make sure to include an @ symbol before your friend's Display Name in order to tag them. There is also the option to Share privately to the Feed so that only people you tag can see the Share.
     

    The option to "Share to Feed" a song is also located on the currently playing song in the Grooveshark player as well as on hover for songs in the Grooveshark queue.




     
    Sharing a playlist to the Grooveshark Feed
    You may share a playlist to the Grooveshark Feed by navigating to the playlist page and selecting "Share to Feed." 
     

    ​In the Share to Feed window, there are options to include a message, tag Grooveshark Friends and add relevant Genre tags to the playlist-share event. Make sure to include an @ symbol before your friend's Display Name in order to tag them.
     
    Creating A Song or Playlist Widget
    To create a song or playlist widget, follow these steps.

    1) Navigate to the song or playlist page. Note: You may navigate to a song page by hovering the song row and selecting the "Go to Song Page" icon.


    2) On the navigation bar you will see a Share field. Click the </> icon to export the embed code. 

    3) Copy the code and paste it into your HTML document!
    Sharing on other social media
    You may share a song or playlist to other social media from the respective page's navigation bar. The Share options at this time are Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Reddit. There is also a copy link at the end of the navigation bar to share the song or playlist URL directly.

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  • Creating Widgets

    Creating A Song or Playlist 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. 
     
     Share Option 
     
    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.
     
      Song Widget Menu
      

    4. Then copy the code starting with '<object...' and past the embed code into your HTML document! 


    Tips:

    ​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, a
    ny 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.
     
     
    Embedding a Grooveshark Widget on WordPress

    First, find the song or songs you'd like to embed on your blog, then choose Share Song:
     

    Share Option

     

    From the Share menu, select More and then Embed. Click 'Copy to Clipboard' and the entire HTML code will be added to your clipboard:
     

     Song Widget Menu

     

    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 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 support@grooveshark.com.
     
    Embedding a Grooveshark Widget on HTTPS
    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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