Rhapsody and Napster's Last Ditch Death Embrace

Rdio, Spotify, and Mog may be the hot new subscription based services, but old timer Rhapsody just purchased all of Napster's subscribers. » 10/03/11 1:49pm 10/03/11 1:49pm

Facebook Fails To Let Fans Share Music Across Platforms

Facebook wants to be the "connective tissue" desperately needed by music fans and the music industry alike, so that, at long last, people would be able to share music with each other without friction - and without breaking the law. » 9/22/11 2:57pm 9/22/11 2:57pm

TechCrunch: Facebook Music Will Incorporate Rhapsody, Deezer, and…

According to a source close to Techcrunch, three new names appear to have been confirmed for Facebook's upcoming music launch: Rhapsody, Deezer, and SoundCloud. All the evidence was floating around in each of the service's HTML. » 9/17/11 8:20pm 9/17/11 8:20pm

Class Up the Joint With a Retro Internet Radio

Bells, whistles, and brushed aluminum on your home stereo are great—if you're into that sort of thing. But if you want something a bit more Mad Men and less Mad Max, check out the Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio. » 8/11/11 1:35pm 8/11/11 1:35pm

Spotify Has 175,000 Paying Customers

Not bad for one month's work and 1.4 million invites activated. They only need 625,000 more paying subscribers to catch up with Rhapsody. More number-crunching at All Things D via Techmeme. » 8/08/11 2:40pm 8/08/11 2:40pm

Your Complete Subscription Music Service Cheat Sheet

Maybe all the Spotify talk made you consider subscribing to a streaming music service. Or you're just ready to switch from one service to another. Either way, let this infographic from Mashable help you decide. » 7/21/11 3:20pm 7/21/11 3:20pm

Apple's New Subscription Model Is Evil

Digital subscriptions for the iPad are here. Huzzah! Sounds pretty good! You can subscribe to the New Yorker or PopSci with one click, and it's automagically delivered. No in-app purchases; no muss, no fuss. I've been holding out on renewing my paper mag subscriptions, waiting for this very moment. » 2/15/11 6:45pm 2/15/11 6:45pm

How to Cloudify Your Apple Life. Without Apple's Help.

The Apple internet revolution we needed didn't happen. We wanted a unified service that would let us store all our media and personal information in the ether. But we didn't get it. So forget the fruit stand; we're going rogue. » 9/11/10 9:00am 9/11/10 9:00am

Rhapsody's Streaming Music iPhone App Now Works Offline, Too

All-you-can-eat music services are an intoxicating prospect, but the limitations can be dealbreakers—specifically, that fact that a lot of them don't let you take your music with you, or limit the devices in or on which you can play it back. It's not just annoying; it drives home the fact that you don't actually own… » 4/26/10 12:01am 4/26/10 12:01am

Music Downloads and Streams In Cold, Hard Dollars

Just how much moolah do musicians earn from online downloads and streams? For the artist to earn the US minimum wage ($1,160/month), they need 12,339 iTunes downloads or 849,817 streams on Rhapsody. » 4/14/10 6:08am 4/14/10 6:08am

Newly Independent Rhapsody Gets Price Cut and Android App

Rhapsody's been spun off from RealNetworks, and now we know what its future holds: the $10 Rhapsody Premier streaming music subscription service, down from $15, and a free app for Android handset users. » 4/06/10 12:52pm 4/06/10 12:52pm

Rhapsody iPhone App Allows Downloading Songs, for Listening Offline

Rhapsody just released a little teaser video for the next version of its iPhone app (to be followed closely by its new Android app) that marks a major change for the service: You can now download songs instead of streaming. » 3/14/10 5:12pm 3/14/10 5:12pm

RealNetworks Spins Off Rhapsody (Which Leaves What, Exactly?)

For Viacom, RealNetworks' partner in the Rhapsody venture, a spinoff is a chance to get rid of a bleeding appendage. For Real, it's like losing a failing—but vital—organ. » 2/09/10 5:17pm 2/09/10 5:17pm

My $62.47 Royalty Statement: How Major Labels Cook the Books with…

Tim Quirk was the singer of punk-pop outfit Too Much Joy, signed by Warner Bros. in 1990. Now he's an executive at an online music service, giving him insight on digital sales data and just how labels fudge their numbers. » 12/02/09 4:40pm 12/02/09 4:40pm

* A word here about that unrecouped balance, for those uninitiated…

It's Almost 2010 and CDs Are Not Dead Yet?

I've started to buy vinyl records again. It's not because of the sound. It's the touch and the pretty pictures. Obviously, vinyl is not why CDs are dying. Zoom-zoom in, digital boys and girls. » 11/09/09 3:00pm 11/09/09 3:00pm

Google Music Search Turns Your Results Pages Into Personal Radios

As rumored, Google Music Search (aka Onebox) is a music search feature that appears inside Google search that will give you not a little 30-second clip, but a full song play. » 10/28/09 7:10pm 10/28/09 7:10pm

Rhapsody Approved for iPhone and iPod Touch, Now Streaming 8 Million…

Though it can't cache songs like the recently-approved Spotify, Rhapsody's app is available in the U.S., and lets $15-a-month Rhapsody To Go subscribers stream unlimited tracks over Wi-Fi, 3G or Edge. It's also free to try for a week. » 9/10/09 3:50am 9/10/09 3:50am

Rhapsody Music Streaming Headed to iPhone and iPod Touch, But Will It…

Good news Rhapsody fans; an app has finally been submitted to Apple. If approved, it will give iPhone/iPod Touch owners with a $15-a-month Rhapsody To Go account unlimited-streaming over Wi-Fi, 3G and Edge. Here's what it looks like in action: » 8/24/09 4:00am 8/24/09 4:00am

Discovering Music in 2009: The New Tools

MTV doesn't play music videos. Magazines are dying. Radio is all about the $$$. It's no secret the old modes of music discovery have been thrown out the window. Thankfully, new music-finders are here: » 4/15/09 4:45pm 4/15/09 4:45pm