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From Buzzfeed: “Rhapsody CFO: Taylor Swift Is Right — Free Streaming Is Bad For Music”

This article originally appeared on BuzzFeed on November 20, 2014. “Freemium” services like Spotify send the wrong message to consumers, Rhapsody Chief Financial Officer Ethan Rudin says. “To artists and labels out there, if you want to be with a streaming service, go with a paid one.” Debate over the economics of music streaming has flared in recent weeks following[…]

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Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business

By Jason Epstein and Rob Glaser, Co-Chairmen, Rhapsody This op-ed originally appeared in essay form on Billboard.com and in full-length form on Re/code.  “There’s somethin’ happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear … ” — Stephen Stills When the legendary American rock band Buffalo Springfield sang those words in 1966, they were singing about a youth uprising in LA,[…]

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Now Playing on Tango: Rhapsody

Over the past seven years, the introduction and rapid adoption of “smart” mobile devices have transformed how and where music fans can enjoy music services like Rhapsody and Napster. Today, 80 percent of our subscribers listen to music on their mobile device, and more than 60 percent of users exclusively listen on their phones. These devices have also opened up[…]

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Rhapsody International Reaches Two Million Subscribers for its Premium Music Services: Rhapsody, Napster & unRadio

Today, we announced that Rhapsody International has more than two million paying subscribers globally for its premium music services, including Napster, Rhapsody and its recently launched Internet radio service, Rhapsody unRadio. This is a significant milestone for Rhapsody International and the music subscription model it has championed since 2001. Rhapsody International also announced it will extend Napster’s presence in Europe and in Latin America through expanded[…]

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Rhapsody and Napster Content Now Available on Flipps

Today, we are announcing a partnership with Flipps to bring Rhapsody music, video and interview content to TVs everywhere. The Flipps app is the easiest way to discover and project entertainment onto your TV using only a smartphone – no other hardware needed. Through the partnership, Flipps users can now easily discover and project original video content from Rhapsody which[…]

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Introducing Rhapsody unRadio

Tonight, we announced the availability of a breakthrough new Internet radio service, Rhapsody unRadio – Internet radio, reborn. Rhapsody unRadio reimagines what Internet radio can be, by removing limitations that interrupt your listening experience and giving you more control of great music that never stops. Rhapsody unRadio’s breakthrough features range from unlimited skips and no ads to the ability to[…]

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Rhapsody International Announces Investment in Dubset Media Holdings, Inc.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Rhapsody International has made a strategic investment in Dubset Media Holdings, Inc., which closed its Series B round of funding today. Dubset is a music technology and content acquisition company that allows DJs to monetize their mixes. “This investment, the first for Rhapsody International, demonstrates our commitment to EDM. Through our work with Dubset,[…]

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Facebook Announces App Links to Improve Mobile Linking on Apps Including Rhapsody

Today at Facebook’s f8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, the social media company announced AppLinks.org, a free, open source tool for developers that enables apps including Rhapsody to link content from their apps to directly to other apps. We’re happy to provide our users with a better experience on mobile through App Links. Starting today, Rhapsody users can access tracks,[…]

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Rhapsody Available on Fan TV for Time Warner Cable at Launch

Fan TV and Time Warner Cable announced today that Fan TV will feature Rhapsody as the only streaming music service. Fan TV is a revolutionary new set-top box with a touch remote that streams live TV and has a variety of apps to choose from. The Fan TV experience presents Time Warner Cable subscribers with the best on-demand streaming services[…]

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Rhapsody & Napster Confirmed for New Gramofon, a Cloud Music Jukebox

Today, we are excited to announce that Rhapsody and Napster will be available on Fon’s new cloud music sound system, Gramofon. Leveraging Qualcomm’s AllPlay standard, Gramofon will make it easy to stream Rhapsody and Napster throughout music lover homes. With Gramofon, smartphones are the remotes and WiFi brings everyone together. Since Gramofon makes it even easier to go beyond Smartphone listening[…]

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