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New Music This Week: May 20, 2014

With summer right around the corner, things are heating up in the world of music. Judging by the singles released this week, gears are shifting to upbeat, summer-weather music — the kind best for blaring at the beach or booming from a convertible. Sound good? Then check out new singles fromLa Roux (“Let Me Down Gently”), 50 Cent (“Big Rich Town,” featuring Joe), Röyksopp (“Do It[…]


Love Songs for Ryan Gosling

Today is Ryan Gosling’s 33rd birthday.  Seems like a perfectly acceptable reason to make a playlist full of songs hopelessly devoted to every romantic / dirty / obsessive / loving thought we have ever had toward this wonderful man. As if we even needed another reason to celebrate all this: “Hey Girl,” O.A.R. “I Know You Want Me,” Pitbull “Quit[…]


Napster enters Latin America; Rhapsody International enters global partnership with Telefónica Digital

On the heels of major expansion in Europe, Rhapsody International is excited to announce Napster’s expansion into Latin America. Napster is now available to music lovers in Brazil and coming soon to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. This expansion receives a significant boost thanks to a major global partnership with Telefónica Digital. The deal, which is one of the[…]


Getting Around the New iPad App

Hello! The Rhapsody iOS team has just released v1 of our native iPad App.  Thanks for waiting!  Here’s why we think you are going to like it: It’s fast: The app is built around a new player engine – it holds the title of The Fastest Mobile App we’ve ever released; it supports the fastest playback possible and app loading[…]

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Lifestylers: Gabby Reece on Volleyball, Fitness and Music

Volleyball star, model, fitness guru, actress, mother, and wife – Gabby Reece wears a lot of hats, and she wears them all with flair and style that have endeared her to many, including her husband, big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. We sat down with Gabby to talk about fitness, being a mom, and of course, music. To listen to Gabby’s[…]


Lifestylers: Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello on Food,Wine and Music

Blending culinary influences from the south of Italy with a distinctly Napa style, Michael Chiarello was named Chef of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine just three years after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America.  As a winemaker, Chiarello Vineyards has repeatedly received top marks, including 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate for the 2009 Eileen Cabernet Sauvignon. As a restaurateur, his Napa Valley Bottega restaurant has been[…]


Lifestylers: London Calling – 2012 Olympic Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen on Accounting, World Travel and Making a Splash

Editors note: this is the second in a two-part series interviewing US Olympic athletes on the eve of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London — When the starting gun goes off for the women’s Olympic Triathlon on August 8 in London’s Hyde Park, Gwen Jorgensen will be worlds away from her desk at Ernst & Young. An accountant by day, Jorgensen[…]


Lifestylers: London Calling – 2012 US Olympic Marathoner Desiree Davila on Music, Whiskey and Motivation (Turns out They’re Not Mutually Exclusive)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series, interviewing US Olympic athletes on the eve of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. — Marathoner Desiree Davila will be representing the Stars and Stripes at this summer’s Olympic Games In London. Last year she was steps away from winning the Boston Marathon. Her runner-up time of 2:22:38 is an[…]


Interview: Questlove on Sonos

Interview: Questlove on Sonos. Our friends at Sonos spoke with vinyl junkie Questlove about how he listens to music…and how he brings Rhapsody to the party.


Lifestylers: Lacing ‘em up with long-distance runner Josh Cox

You’ve just completed a marathon, all 26.2 miles. If you’re most people, it’s time for a Gatorade, a pat on the back and a shower. If you’re Josh Cox, you run another five miles. Cox is probably the most accomplished American Track and Field Athlete you’ve never heard of because he’s always on the run. Josh holds the American record[…]