New Rhapsody "companion" app adds touring info to functionality of streaming service

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 1:50pm

Streaming music service Rhapsody has launched a new "companion app," focused on artist touring and selling concert tickets.

The new app combines the company's on-demand music streaming service with an easy way for listeners to find live events and purchase tickets.

Rhapsody president Jon Irwin keynoted RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas in April. He spoke of the importance of connecting artists and listeners in meaningful ways, and going beyond simply delivering music in the effort to create "the Ultimate Stream."

This is Rhapsody's second "companion app," after the Songmatch app that identifies music (like Shazam) and can automatically add it to Rhapsody playlists. The new Rhapsody Concerts app was released for iOS today, with Android to follow.

Our recap of Irwin's RAIN Summit West keynote speech is here, and you can hear complete audio here. CNet reports on the new Rhapsody Concerts app here.

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