Grooveshark is a very popular online music search engine/music streaming website. According to Wikipedia, they presently stream over 50 to 60 million songs per month. Grooveshark lets its users to search for music, stream music and even upload music free of charge. Streaming music however isn’t the best part. They have personalized recommendation system called “Grooveshark Radio” which finds music that suite your taste based on “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” feedback. You can listen to Grooveshark radio and then add your favorite songs to playlist, which is accessible via web or from your iPhone or Android device. That being said, there is no easy way of downloading songs from Grooveshark. You cannot download songs from Grooveshark and make it play in your car stereo, or listen to it from your iPod. To overcome this limitation, you must download the song to your computer.
Previously, downloading songs from Grooveshark involved installing Firefox add-on + Orbit downloader. Downloading music in bulk wasn’t possible or painful to say the least. But not anymore, thanks to Groovedown.
How to Download Music from Grooveshark?
Groovedown is third party software which works on Windows, Linux and Mac. You can use the portable program to download music straight from Grooveshark.com. Just go to groovedown.me and download Groovedown.
Extract the Groovedown.rar to some location, open Groovedown.exe and download songs from Grooveshark:
Once downloaded, you can add it to iTunes or burn it on a DVD and use it wherever you want
Update: There is a new Firefox extension, which can download music from Grooveshark while you are listening to them. Check it out!