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The Music You Love Just Got Easier To Find

Getting started on Rhapsody has never been easier. In today’s update, we’re introducing an improved set-up process that will help us get to know new members a little better. Once you sign up, we’ll ask you a short four-question survey to help us identify your favorite music genres and artists. From there, we’ll create a custom playlist in the “My[…]

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2.5 million Rhapsody/Napster Subs

Celebrations are in order: Now more than 2.5 million streaming with Rhapsody & Napster

After one of the most successful years in company history, we’re excited to announce that there are now more than 2.5 million paid subscribers using Rhapsody and Napster worldwide. This milestone comes on the heels of one of our fastest growth period in our thirteen year history. With a 60 percent increase in subscriptions year over year, there’s plenty to[…]

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Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night

This weekend, music fans all over the world will tune into The 57th GRAMMY Awards.  While we’re busy filling out our predictions and talking about the biggest snubs, the GRAMMYs are a perfect opportunity to look at how the nominees mirror what Rhapsody and Napster members around the world are listening to. It’s also great to see some of the[…]

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“Rhapsody Presents” Artist Showcase Series in Nashville

We’re thrilled to announce that our music series “Rhapsody Presents” will be kicking off a new quarterly showcase highlighting independent artists in Nashville. The showcase will put the spotlight on some of the industry’s most exciting talent covering a range of genres from new folk to Americana to rock. Rhapsody has collaborated with entertainment company Thirty Tigers and will kick-off[…]

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Rhapsody Now Streaming on Bluesound and NAD BluOS Music Systems

At Rhapsody, we believe that you should be able to enjoy music whenever and wherever you like. Today, we’re announcing another milestone in bringing Rhapsody to your living room in high quality sound. In partnership with Bluesound and NAD, Rhapsody is now streaming on Bluesound wireless multi-room music players and NAD BluOS music systems. Whether you are in the market[…]

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2014: A Year in Review for Rhapsody & Napster

On the eve of Rhapsody’s 13th birthday, we’re reflecting on what has been not only one of the biggest years in our 13 year history, but on what has been the most defining year for streaming music to date. When Rhapsody launched in 2001, we believed that there should be a legal way to instantly access millions of songs. Today,[…]

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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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