Be careful what you put in an email

Music service Grooveshark’s Chairman Sina Simantob sent this email to another executive:

“…we are achieving all this growth without paying a dime to any of the labels… My favorite story related to our case is the story of a kid who appears in front of the judge for sentencing for the crime of having murdered both his parents saying judge have mercy on me cuz I am an orphan.”

“In our case, we use the label’s songs till we get a 100 (million) uniques, by which time we can tell the labels who is listening to their music, where, and then turn around and charge them for the very data we got from them, ensuring that what we pay them in total for streaming is less than what they pay us for data mining. Let’s keep this quite for as long as we can.”

Rude reminder that one needs to be very careful when sending emails. The music service is relaunching as a social music network and was recently sued by the Universal Music Group.

Responses

  1. Guest12346 says:

    December 6th, 2011 at 4:09 am Reply

    Shhhhhhhhhh Be quite.

  2. Joss Crowcroft says:

    December 5th, 2011 at 7:33 pm Reply

    A good reminder to always think before hitting send (assume any and every email will some day be used against you)

    BUT I have to say this doesn’t really affect my opinion of Grooveshark one bit.

  3. jqueryin says:

    December 5th, 2011 at 5:08 pm Reply

    (nor me for that matter)

  4. jqueryin says:

    December 5th, 2011 at 5:05 pm Reply

    What an atrocious email; even if it was intended for private eyes. Spell can’t save this poor sap.

  5. zoasterboy says:

    December 5th, 2011 at 5:03 pm Reply

    lool, always knew it was a pretty shady service. w/e though they can mine my datas!

  6. Anonymous Coward says:

    December 5th, 2011 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Awesome, I like Grooveshark even more now! :D

  7. Anonymous says:

    December 5th, 2011 at 3:05 pm Reply

    “… Let’s keep this quite for as long as we can.”

    Obviously he didn’t want it to be quiet..

  8. brent bailey says:

    November 29th, 2011 at 10:26 am Reply

    gigaom was all over this one, huh? that puff piece wasn’t even two weeks old when this broke.

  9. M. Edward Borasky (@znmeb) says:

    November 29th, 2011 at 10:20 am Reply

    Arrrr, matey! Now ye walk the plank!

  10. Linda Avey (@lindaavey) says:

    November 29th, 2011 at 10:12 am Reply

    Quite…

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