Long Tail, November 2013
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
November 27, 2013
Rhapsody losses increased to $5.6m in the third quarter
Rhapsody doesn't publish its own financial results, but RealNetworks – which still owns 45% of the company – does, in its own financials.
November 13, 2013
Now Rhapsody has Echo Nest-powered personal radio
The Echo Nest has another high-profile customer for its music discovery and personalisation technology: Rhapsody.
November 6, 2013
Telefonica strikes global distribution deal with Napster
Big news for Rhapsody and its international subsidiary Napster yesterday, as it struck a global deal with telco Telefonica, including the latter company taking an equity stake in Rhapsody. Telefonica is hoping its local...
October 17, 2013
BandPage’s Rhapsody deal is the shape of things to come for streaming music
In August, D2C music platform BandPage announced deals with Vevo and Xbox Music to provide their artist profiles, meaning artists had direct control over the bios shown to users of those streaming services. At the time,...
September 27, 2013
Music Ally Podcast #41 – Rhapsody, Rdio, Twitter, piracy studies and more
This week's Music Ally podcast is powered by journalists Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge's weekend injection of disco fever at Chic's iTunes Festival gig.
September 25, 2013
New investment for Rhapsody, but also layoffs and management change
Rumours of changes at the top for Rhapsody have been bubbling for a few days, but yesterday they were confirmed: the subscription music service has a new investor in Columbus Nova Technology Partners, but its president Jon...
September 17, 2013
Rhapsody revenues down 8.3% year-on-year but losses narrow
Subscription-based music service Rhapsody's latest financial results have been published by RealNetworks, which still owns 45% of the company.
August 13, 2013
Rhapsody says 47% of its members are smartphone-only
Music service Rhapsody rolled out an update to its iOS app yesterday with more editorial features, including curated playlists, social sharing and an offline playback mode. Welcome additions for subscribers, but more interesting...
July 23, 2013
Rhapsody launches Concerts app for iPhone
Music subscription service Rhapsody is joining them with the release of iPhone app Rhapsody Concerts.
June 12, 2013
Rhapsody’s Napster expands across Europe and plots ‘laddered’ pricing strategy
Nine years since it launched as a legal digital music service in the UK and Germany, Napster has gone live in 14 more European countries. It is also planning to introduce ‘laddered’ pricing to better attract broader...
June 4, 2013