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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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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 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 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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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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Rhapsody Brings Music Discovery to Life with Latest Android App

SEATTLE—November 6, 2012—Subscription music services have never been sexier than Rhapsody’s new Android app. But don’t let the stunning visual interface fool you—this is an app that combines beauty and brains by surfacing personalized recommendations and suggests music based on time and day—a first among on-demand music services. “It’s never been easier to discover the right song at the right[…]

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