In April 2015, Grooveshark announced that it was shutting down the music-sharing service. The problem was, the company failed to get the rights for the music they were sharing. Grooveshark had to settle with major record companies and agree to hand over ownership of the website. And a judge “opened the door for a jury to impose the maximum fine of $150,00 for each song deemed to have infringed copyright.” There were nearly 5,000 songs under consideration in the trial.
On July 20, one of the co-founders, Josh Greenberg, was found dead in his bed at his home. He was 28. It is not clear of what Greenberg died.