A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some ads contain mild sexual content (girls in T-shirts and underwear, movie stars with the question: "Who made the sexiest music video?")
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Products & Purchases
Giant banner ads as well as those blinking "You're the 1,000 person! You win a prize if you click here!" Also, a Grooveshark store that sells everything from T-shirts and baby onesies to ladies thong underwear.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this music download site offers an unlimited supply of free MP3 downloads -- legally -- as well as social networking opportunities.
Is It Any Good?
Music lovers of all ages will rejoice at the breadth and depth of genre and songs here, and the ability to save playlists once and then listen from any computer with Internet access. It would be nice to see some sort of safeguards for younger users when playlists and searches contain music with adult content. Parents may want to keep tabs on younger teens' playlists and set some rules about how playlists can be searched and shared between friends. There's also some controversy about Grooveshark's legality, which has caused a number of record companies to distance themselves from the site (and taking their music with them).
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