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JOIN US IN PUTTING ARTISTS FIRST BY SUPPORTING MUSICARES®

Today, alongside MusiCares®, we are happy to announce an initiative to give back to the community that is the backbone of Rhapsody and Napster. During GRAMMY® Week, we committed a $100,000 donation to MusiCares.  In addition to our contribution, we have committed to work alongside MusiCares to raise awareness of the emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery resources, and other health and[…]

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Rhapsody supports Ivan & Alyosha with $10,000 pledge to replace stolen gear

When Ivan & Alyosha’s headline tour hit a snag in Atlanta last week when their van and trailer were stolen, Rhapsody quickly jumped on board to help the band replace its gear. Ivan & Alyosha have set up a Pledge Music campaign to pay for new equipment, which can be found HERE.  Rhapsody has donated $10,000 to kick off the fundraising effort. “We are[…]

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SXSW 2013 Day 5: The Zombies, Metz, The Shrine and More

Check out the entire SXSW photo album on Facebook here. Possibly nowhere else could you see a group of ’60s British icons, some feverish Canadian noise-punks, and an IDM knob-twiddling wizard from L.A.,and meet Austin’s own rock hero Britt Daniel (he of Spoon and Divine Fits) on the street, all in a span of about 10 hours. It all started at Waterloo Records, who[…]

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SXSW 2013, Day 4: Afghan Whigs and Usher, Foxygen and More

Check out the full photo album of our SXSW adventures here. After some deliberation, I have settled on one word to describe the spectacle of Afghan Whigs and Usher onstage together at the Fader Fort Friday night, and that word is “bonkers.” It’s probably in the top 5 raddest live-music things I’ve ever seen, and easily the no. 1 most mystifying. I have no[…]

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SXSW 2013 Day 3: Killer Mike, Solange, Como Mamas and More

“That about ends the angry section,” announces Killer Mike, halfway through his indeed to that point profoundly angry set at Bar 96 very late Thursday night. “Now we move on to the drugs and strippers.” There was also a Ric Flair sample or two in store, but he left that as a surprise. The hulking, ferocious, almost violently charismatic Atlanta rapper[…]

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Rhapsody Set to Rock Austin with Performances from the Walkmen, Foxygen, inc., In the Valley Below, NOBUNNY and DJ sets by True Panther

Rhapsody today announced the lineup for its Rhapsody Rocks Austin (RRA) unofficial SXSW day party, with live sets from some of this year’s most talked-about artists. The Walkmen, making their only appearance during SXSW week, will headline fresh off a North American tour that made them one of the most talked about acts of the last year. Rhapsody will rock[…]

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Playing SXSW? Send us your muzak so we can blast it to millions!

Every year Rhapsody’s editorial team heads to SXSW in Austin, TX to report back on all the potentially kick-ass musicians playing out there. We record interviews and stripped down acoustic sets with some of the kick-assiest. Previous years have included Macklemore, Passion Pit, 2 Chainz & Talib Kweli. This year we want to make sure we hear as many musicians as possible, so we can feature the[…]

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