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RHAPSODY CELEBRATES CONTINUED GROWTH IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2014

Now available in 32 countries, Rhapsody and Napster are among fastest growing global streaming music services Today, we announced that Rhapsody and Napster have grown the total paid global subscriber base by 63 percent year over year. In the first quarter of the year, we’ve added an average of 8,000 paid subscribers per day. Today, there are more than 1.7[...]

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High Quality Audio

In this Tips & Tricks section of our blog, we try to answer common questions and share tips and tricks with our members. If you’re interested in uplevelling your audio quality, this one’s for you.

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No Connection? No Problem: Downloading Your Music on Rhapsody

There are so many good reasons to download your favorite songs to your devices, and we know you know them. So how do you do this as a Rhapsody member? It’s easy to keep your songs on your device, so you’ll never have to enter a no-connection zone with the same level of dread ever again. Go ahead – download as[...]

Expanding Our IT Infrastructure Services Globally with Internap

Today, we’re expanding our IT infrastructure services with Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of high-performance hosting services. Internap’s Seattle data center will help manage hosting services, colocation and route-optimized IP connectivity. Additionally, Internap’s London data center will help ensure reliable and timely content ingestion with its managed hosting services. As we continue to expand in Europe and Latin America,[...]

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Welcome To Perfectly Personalized Radio

Customize Your Rhapsody Listening Experience Like Never Before Welcome to the new Rhapsody Radio, featuring more customization and personalization than ever before. With Rhapsody Radio, it’s easier than ever to create the perfect music station for any occasion. And you’ll still be able to play any song out of our catalogue of more than 20 million tracks at any time.[...]

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Best Buy Customers Will Receive One-Month Rhapsody Premier Membership Free with CD Purchase

Today, Rhapsody, the original streaming music service, announced an exclusive partnership with Best Buy that will give Best Buy customers complimentary Rhapsody membership with the purchase of a CD.  Customers will receive one-month free membership to Rhapsody Premier every time they purchase a qualifying CD in-store or online. This ongoing partnership will give Best Buy customers a way to enjoy[...]

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Curating A Cure

The impact of music programming on the success of the subscription music model It used to be you seldom heard about “curation” outside of a museum or art history class, but these days it’s a buzzword in the music press. With news of Spotify launching its browse experience, and Jimmy Iovine boasting about Beats Music and its playlists built by[...]

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Splitting Atoms: What streaming services must do to complete the fan experience

As I walked through Rhapsody’s San Francisco office on Monday I noticed something on a colleague’s desk: a 12-inch vinyl-only single of  “Before Your Eyes” by Atoms For Peace, the super group founded by Thom Yorke and his longtime collaborator and Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich. While the release AMOK has been a staff favorite since February 25th when it was[...]

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Rhapsody iOS App Update brings the editorial experience to mobile

Rhapsody is at it again with a major iOS app update. The latest update brings the full editorial experience directly to your mobile device, making it even easier to access music, read about up-and-coming artists and lean back with curated playlists. Rhapsody’s editors have curated exclusive editorial content that fits all of your favorites covering genres such as classical, metal,[...]

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10 Years of Hits: Rhapsody Goes Gold

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently announced that streaming music will be integrated into the Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program, which awards artists for strong song and album sales. Numbers of song streams will now count toward the Gold (500,000), Platinum (1,000,000), and Diamond (2,000,000) certifications. To celebrate the announcement we dug into our archives here at Rhapsody, and[...]