Grooveshark is no stranger to litigation procedures but in light of a new settlement with EMI, the company is expected to announce a tentative licensing agreement with the publishing giant.

The system enables users to post tracks themselves, enabling other users to stream content that might be priated or leaked. Record companies and music publishers like EMI are then left with the only option of finding the tracks on Grooveshark and asking personally to take them down.

With the likes of Spotify and Pandora using fully licensed music and seeing a boom in the number of users each day, whether their current lawsuits are settled as easily as their EMI one or not, Grooveshark's future is uncertain.

The owners have declined to comment so far.

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