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ASCAP Announces Licensing Agreement with Rhapsody

New York, NY, April 25, 2012: ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and Rhapsody International Inc. have reached a new agreement for the Rhapsody subscription streaming music service with a two-year license for 2012 and 2013. The license allows Rhapsody to perform publicly the works of more than 430,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members of ASCAP. Rhapsody[…]

Rhapsody Listeners Choose Danza Kuduro as Digital Song of the Year for Billboard Latin Music Awards

Billboard’s annual Latin Music Awards are coming up in Miami on April 26th. Billboard awards are determined based on year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, number of downloads and total airplay, removing the unpredictability of voting on sentiment and artist popularity. We think Rhapsody listening habits provide a great snapshot of what’s resonating with music lovers. We’ve[…]

Redefining the “Hit” Song

Foster the People’s “Pumped up Kicks” climbed its way into heavy rotation on mainstream radio to earn a place on the collective soundtrack for Summer 2011. It’s a catchy pop tune with an easy, head nodding beat and a refrain that makes for a fun sing-along. The single topped out at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in July[…]

Jon Irwin on the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Spotify

It was reported Friday that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their entire catalog available exclusively on Spotify; however, Rhapsody will continue to carry much of the band’s seminal and most noteworthy material, including Freaky Styley, Mothers Milk, What Hits!? and others. Overall, this is a positive development for the streaming sector.  The Chili Peppers—who have previously withheld music[…]

Lifestylers: Rhapping with Cycling Legend George Hincapie

George Hincapie is one of the most accomplished and revered US cyclists ever. He’s played an integral role as a support rider for a record nine Tour de France victories as well as amassing an impressive list of national championships. 2012 marks Hincapie’s 19th year as a professional cyclist and he’ll serve as a leader for the BMC Racing Team,[…]