Co-Founder Of Well Known Music Streaming Service Found Dead At 28 Years Old
It's with heavy hearts that we report Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of the once-popular music streaming service Grooveshark, was found dead in his Gainesville, Florida home at the young age of 28. Gainesville police released the following statement:
Greenberg was a 19-year-old at the University of Florida when he co-founded Grooveshark with fellow freshman Sam Tarantino in 2006. Greenberg went on to become the chief technology officer of the music streaming company, which at its peak had more than 40 million users and 145 employees.
Grooveshark closed its doors a few months ago after arriving at some very expensive settlements in copyright infringement lawsuits with the Big Three - Universal, Sony and Warner Music Group.
Lori Greenberg, Josh's mom, assured inquiring minds that her son, a programming entrepreneur who was always working on several projects, had made peace with the end of his music venture and was excited for the future and new endeavors.
"He was excited about potential new things that he was going to start," she told Rolling Stone.
Ben Erez wrote in a eulogy to his friend Greenberg...
"I’m sad and shocked but I can’t stop imagining what Josh would say. Probably something very zen like 'appreciate me for who I was, mourn my loss, and get back to enjoying life. It’s too short to not.'
Here’s to Josh Greenberg, true leader, a stand up guy, and one of my favorite people ever. May he rest in peace.”
Our hearts and thoughts are with Greenberg's friends and family.
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.