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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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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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Now Casting: Rhapsody and Napster on Google Chromecast

Android users unite. Rhapsody and Napster subscribers using Android can now stream their favorite music throughout their home with Google Chromecast. Chromecast makes it easy to cast your favorite playlists, tracks and stations directly to your TV by firing up your Rhapsody or Napster app and casting via your Android smartphone or tablet. When you cast Rhapsody or Napster, you[…]

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Rhapsody and Napster to Wind Down Partnership with The Echo Nest

“The Echo Nest has been a good partner for us, but we have never been completely satisfied with recommendations from any third party. As the number two music streaming service globally, we decided now is the time to invest heavily in personalization based on our experience as a pioneer in streaming music for over 13 years.” said Paul Springer, Chief[…]

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