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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 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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New Albums This Week: April 22, 2014

Another Tuesday, another fine week of new releases for you to discover and enjoy, including Bruce Springsteen‘s four-song American Beauty EP, which captures the Boss in all his fist-pumping glory. In case you’re looking for something a little younger, go straight to Iggy Azalea‘s The New Classic, in which the fashion model with an irreverent potty-mouth gets edgy, street-wise and totally in yo face with help[…]

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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[…]

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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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