In response to questions regarding Grooveshark's removal from the Android Market, the company wasn't particularly verbose. "We remove apps from Android Market that violate our terms of service," a Google spokesperson said in a statement. While Mountain View did not detail what violations Grooveshark has committed in relation to the Market's terms of service, it is likely that it comes down to pressure from the music industry.
The move comes many months after Apple did the same on its App Store. After receiving complaints from the top record companies last year, the iOS version of Grooveshark disappeared in August 2010.
Grooveshark, based in Gainesville, Florida, is a service that offers music for free by enabling users to post their own tracks to the site and then share them with other users. The streaming service, which boasts more than 6 million songs, is very much disliked by the music industry.