Apple has pulled the Grooveshark application from the App Store following a complaint from the Universal Music Group UK.
Grooveshark for iPhone allows users to stream unlimited music on their smartphone by paying a fee of $3 every month, significantly less than what is charged by other services.
In a blog post, Grooveshark expressed surprise over the fact that the application had been removed from the App Store.
The company said: “We are not sleeping until we figure out exactly how to fix this—and get Grooveshark for iPhone back in the App Store. Above all, our biggest concern is damaging the service we provide to all of you guys—our loyal (awesome) users.”
An Apple spokesperson said to CNET that the application had been removed from the App Store because of a lawsuit filed by Universal Music Group UK against the start-up earlier this year.
Apple said that the application will continue to remain absent until a settlement is reached between the two parties.