adventurer, traveler, and designer at heart, jay roop is on a mission to experience the most that earth has to offer and bring others on board for the time of their lives. currently residing in seoul, korea where he runs operations for his design studio, and previously living in gothenburg, sweden and san francisco, california, he is ready to share documentation of his life and work with all those who are interested.
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since i’ve been here in sweden, i’ve been introduced to the wonderful world of spotify (http://spotify.com/), a music streaming service which allows you to listen to most songs you want to hear for free (supported by audio ads). it’s been a wonderful ride, but i have to say, their app has left me wishing for a better UI and the ads keep getting more, and more intrusive. now, for a mere 99kr (~ $12/mo) i could banish those ads, but now a new solution has popped up.
i first saw grooveshark (http://grooveshark.com/) last fall, but didn’t pay much attention to it. i was still stuck to my itunes library which contains 30,000+ songs that i almost never listen to. but as my frustrations with spotify have increased and my memory of grooveshark returned, i’ve ended up as a really happy user. in fact, it’s made my week much more productive with it’s banner ad only approach (not annoying audio ads every 5 songs) and ability to easily manage playlists, find artists (many more than spotify offers, including those from asia), find new music via the ‘radio’ feature, and the ability to quickly share with your friends – all they’ll need is flash to tune in.
anyways, my point is that i’m really happy listening to grooveshark, and thought i’d share a bit of the music i’ve been taking in this week. hope you enjoy!