Grooveshark is the world's largest on-demand and music discovery service. With over 15 million songs, Grooveshark is an ecosystem that brings together music fans, bands, music labels, and brands.
By creating new revenue sources for the music industry, innovative marketing opportunities for artists, and strategic data products for music and brand managers, Grooveshark cuts into music piracy by helping everyone—from fan to band—make the most of online music.
Grooveshark serves as an access point for fans, marketing hub for content producers, and an operations center for labels, agencies and brand managers. Grooveshark increases music revenues using one of the most innovative ad platforms in the world, attacks piracy in underperforming markets and reduces the cost of signing and breaking new acts, everyday.
Founder + CEO
Sam is a musician, an entrepreneur, and a visionary. His intent is to fix the world's problems, but for now is settling on fixing the music industry.
Hailing from Bulgaria, Nikola enjoys being on the cutting edge of technology. He tests the latest and greatest at Grooveshark and has an immense passion for electronic music.
Director of Brand Partnerships
Chris enjoys the exploration and implementation stages involved in bringing talented artists to the mainstream. He also enjoys having a few packets of SweetN'Low close by at all times.
Internal Operations Director
Organizing the chaos is Jason's specialty. From in-office operations to heading the Street Team, his goal each day is to maintain and promote operational efficiency. Also, he is a ChiaPet connoisseur, which sometimes leads people to believe he may be stuck in the early 90's (not that there's anything wrong with that).
EVP of Business Development
Josh knows relationships drive healthy, efficient business. He leverages these to help expand Grooveshark into new and exciting territory.
Mark works on backend code that runs Grooveshark. This code goes on to make music to your ears.
"The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late." -- Seymour Cray
I fight for the users!
Senior Systems Engineer
Nate is a server ninja. He rocks the shuriken, balls the wakazashi, drops the bass. He's probably hiding in your bushes right now.
VP of Sales
Jared graduated from the University of Maryland and heads up Ad Sales for Grooveshark. His music interests include all types ranging from U2 to Phish to Movie Score Soundtracks. His main focus is to make Grooveshark the premiere destination for advertisers to connect with the music community.
CIO + CISO
An entrepreneur and systems engineer at heart, Colin joined Escape Media Group to help build the robust and scalable architecture that powers Grooveshark.
I’m a QA Developer in Grooveshark doing test automation to ensure that every corner of the site works smoothly. I like video games, basketball, ping-pong, Go, and of course, MUSIC -- using aria to destroy everyone’s window!
Jenny received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Florida and is currently doing absolutely nothing with her degree. She enjoys being helpful, which is a perfect fit at Grooveshark, where everyone needs help. Her favorite pastimes include eating, reading, playing Xbox, watching TV, and hearing people use the Forrest Gump voice when they talk to her.
Epicborn (Better than Dragonborn). Animal Lover Extremist. Magical bee repelling specialist. Severe Melissophobian.
Chris works in the Cave of Wonders with the Genie to produce magical iPhone apps.
VP of Engineering, Harbinger of Bacon
Jay manages the engineering teams and writes the backend code that powers Grooveshark.
VP of International Business Development
Carlos is a Mexican International Business graduate. He likes business, travel around the world, designing and creating stuff. Yes... he loves tequila , tacos and burritos.
A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation." He added: "Now go back to Facebook, you putz."
Received his Dual Masters from UF. Give him a keyboard in front of a monitor with headphones, he would love to program (a Robot or a Computer) all day. Shaking his head for typing or for the music? Both.
Senior Software Engineer of Doom
Katy is a front-end web developer with a passion for clean code, usablilty, web standards, and design of all kinds - plus an unhealthy fetish for office supplies.
SVP of Industry Business Development
He loves hamburgers and once ate a 3lb. burger. He has a hard time passing up a good high five. Evan's top 5 albums: Superchunk: Foolish, The Zombies:Odessy and Oracle, The Replacements: Tim, John Prine: Souvenirs, Michael Jackson:Off The Wall
"No great thing is created suddenly."
Director of HR
Hailing from Serbia, he came to do what he does best: build meaningful relationships. If you're nice to him, he can be your number one comrade.
“A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.” - Paul Erdos
Director of Sales for Central and South American Markets
Born in Chicago Raised in Cuenca, Ecuador, enjoy being athletic and staying active.
Ryan is a good ol' Colorado boy who spents most of his free time shredding down mountains. When he's not strapped to a board or bike he is deep in the dungeons of Grooveshark's Colorado data center keeping music safe for another day.