Controversial streaming music service Grooveshark has announced the addition of ten new labels to its list of licensed content holders.
The company says that the new labels have been stacking up since January and that its licensing deals now number in the hundreds.
The ten new labels are all indie outfits including Paper + Plastick Records, Warrior Records, 1320 Records, Bang Gang Records, Duckhead Green, Palaver Records, Amplifi Digital, Accendo Media, Dox Records and Eponymous Entertainment.
"In just a short amount of time, you'll be able to stream all of Paper + Plastick Records original catalog for free in Grooveshark's innovative playback library,” said Vincent Fiorello, Owner of Paper + Plastick and member of Ska band Less Than Jake.
“We love what Grooveshark does, providing a service for bands and labels to instantaneously make their music available to millions of people. We love that they began locally in the Gainesville community, and that we have a similar ethos. The only thing we're sad about is that it took this long to partner up."
Grooveshark's Director of Music Licensing Thomas Sharp Maxwell added: "We are extremely excited to work with such diverse and unique content holders. These deals not only allow us to pay labels, but also help to expose artists to new fans around the world."
Grooveshark has been at loggerheads with the major labels, attracting copyright infringement lawsuits from Universal, Sony and Warner and another from EMI over royalty payments.