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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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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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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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Rhapsody Back-to-School Promotion Now Available at Barnes & Noble College Campus Stores Nationwide

Going back to school never sounded so good. We’re excited to announce that Rhapsody is now offering special back-to-school subscriptions for college students exclusively at Barnes & Noble College campus stores nationwide. Whether you’re headed into your first year or your fourth year of school, we’re offering subscriptions to Rhapsody’s 20 million song library at a price point that fits your[...]

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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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New Rhapsody for iPad and iPad Mini: the Fastest, Most Visually-Stunning Rhapsody Experience Yet

Rhapsody continues its blitz of new product rollouts with the launch of Rhapsody for iPad and iPad Mini, including an extended risk-free trial to enjoy unlimited music through the holidays. The latest addition to Rhapsody’s product portfolio was built from the ground up and is stunning in its speed and beauty, with markedly improved playback speed. The app emphasizes the[...]