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Updated Rhapsody iOS app built around curated playlists and editorial content

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 12:55pm

Rhapsody's new update to its Apple mobile app is focused on "lean back" listening and print content that "bring(s) the full editorial experience to iOS devices," the company announced. 

Rhapsody editors curate both playlists and extra content like new artist recommendations, album reviews, artist interviews, and videos.

"We guide listeners through that massive catalog by introducing them to new music and old favorites via curated editorial programming. It's like the difference between shopping at Nordstrom versus Costco," said Brendan Benzing, general manager, Americas, Rhapsody.

Rhapsody redesigned the app's look and navigation, upgraded album and artist pages, and added new full-screen play and pop-up menus to add, download, queue, or "favorite" tracks and albums.

In HuffPost guest column, Pandora's Westergren calls for "technology-neutral solution" to "absurd" royalty situation

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 1:10pm

Tim Westergren"It may surprise Americans to learn that the form of radio they listen to has profound implications for how much the artists who perform the music get paid," writes Pandora founder Tim Westergren in a new editorial for the Huffington Post. He goes on to point out the "absurd" difference in the rates webcasters, SiriusXM and AM/FM broadcasters pay to performers.

The answer, argues Westergren, is "a technology-neutral solution that assures fair compensation to artists while encouraging new voices and new technologies. Legislation that establishes a fair royalty rate setting standard for Internet radio will drive investment in webcasting, which ultimately means greater revenue and greater opportunity for working artists." 

You can find Westergren's full article in the Huffington Post here.

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