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Celebrations are in order: Now more than 2.5 million streaming with Rhapsody & Napster

After one of the most successful years in company history, we’re excited to announce that there are now more than 2.5 million paid subscribers using Rhapsody and Napster worldwide. This milestone comes on the heels of one of our fastest growth period in our thirteen year history. With a 60 percent increase in subscriptions year over year, there’s plenty to[…]

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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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Why Streaming (Done Right) Will Save the Music Business

By Jason Epstein and Rob Glaser, Co-Chairmen, Rhapsody This op-ed originally appeared in essay form on Billboard.com and in full-length form on Re/code.  “There’s somethin’ happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear … ” — Stephen Stills When the legendary American rock band Buffalo Springfield sang those words in 1966, they were singing about a youth uprising in LA,[…]

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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[…]