Grooveshark looks set to die as Universal sues for US$15 billion

Spotify is about to lose a prime competitor thanks to an onslaught of lawyers with Grooveshark in their sites…

Grooveshark is being sued by Universal Music for uploading more than 100,000 songs without permission, sounding the death knell for one of Spotify's main competitors.

Universal is seeking a payout of up to US$150,000 per illegally uploaded song, which will result in a whopping US$15 billion payout for Grooveshark if the case goes through.

That eye-watering figure is sure to dash any hopes of a Napsteresque rebound for the music streaming service. Coupled with Spotify's recent loss of 200 indie labels, the future of music streaming might be a bumpy ride against the likes of Amazon's, Apple's and Google's offerings...

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