Rhapsody has a CEO at last. Well, an interim one…
Ever since Rhapsody launched as a standalone company in 2010 after being a RealNetworks subsidiary, it hasn’t had an official CEO, although Jon Irwin was its figurehead as president until his departure in September...
October 25, 2014
Bop.fm adds Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster
Streaming music aggregator Bop.fm has four more integrations to announce this week: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster. Users of those services can now connect their accounts to Bop.fm, which pitches itself as a “Switzerland...
September 18, 2014
Tango app gets more music with Rhapsody, Vevo and SoundCloud
Messaging app Tango is beefing up its music partnerships, launching new channels within its app for Rhapsody, SoundCloud and Vevo yesterday, who join existing partners Spotify and 8tracks. All of these companies now have...
August 28, 2014
T-Mobile US courts controversy with Music Freedom additions
US mobile operator T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom initiative earlier this year, promising that usage of Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Samsung’s Milk wouldn’t be counted...
August 28, 2014
Rhapsody revenues up 22% year-on-year, but losses grow slightly
RealNetworks still has a stake in digital music service Rhapsody, and that means that when the former publishes its quarterly financial results, it includes data for the latter. RealNetworks’ Q2 financials came out late...
August 14, 2014
Music services pay per-click for Google’s ‘Listen Now’ ads
More details have emerged about Google’s latest music-related feature in its search engine: ‘Listen Now’ ads that appear when people search for artists. Presented as links within the artist boxout that appears at the...
August 14, 2014
Rhapsody acquires Ex.fm and SoundTracking
You wait around for ages for a digital music company to buy a discovery service and then one comes along and buys two at the same time. Rhapsody has cracked open the war chest to buy up both Ex.fm and SoundTracking in what...
August 5, 2014
Rhapsody / Napster reach 2m subscribers, talks licensing and YouTube
Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The mathematicians among you will already have worked...
July 29, 2014
Google Play Music All Access launches in six more countries
Google is quietly expanding the geographic reach of its Google Play Music All Access streaming service, adding six more countries yesterday. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ukraine now have the service, with...
July 17, 2014
Rhapsody leads funding round for dance platform Dubset Media
It’s relatively rare to see a digital music service investing in a startup through a funding round rather than an acquisition. Even so, that’s what Rhapsody and Napster’s parent company Rhapsody International has done,...
July 7, 2014
Beats Music downloads boosted in the US after adding n-app subscriptions
You wouldn’t think that adding an in-app subscription option would drive a big spike in downloads for a streaming music app. Nevertheless, Beats Music saw downloads of its iOS app shoot up 427% the day after it added...
July 1, 2014