SEATTLE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Rhapsody, the original streaming music service, launched Rhapsody Concerts, a new music app that connects fans to the live music experience. With Rhapsody Concerts, music lovers can find concerts near them, listen to full streams of who's playing the show and buy tickets directly from their smartphones, anywhere, anytime. Rhapsody Concerts is free and available for download from the iTunes App Store. Rhapsody Concerts is the second app in the company's line of free companion apps that let music lovers discover and listen to music wherever they are and can be used by Rhapsody members and non-members alike.
"Our members are huge music fans and we have always understood that fans want to 'do more than listen,'" said Paul Springer, senior vice president, product and design, Rhapsody. "While we were the first service to offer unlimited ad-free listening and the only on-demand service with expert curated playlists for any occasion, we wanted to go another step forward for fans by helping them discover great live events. Expect to see more innovation around how we create new value to Rhapsody members while giving prospective members a variety of ways to engage with our service."
With Rhapsody Concerts, music lovers have an effortless band tracking and concert discovery tool that ties back to Rhapsody's core on-demand music experience. The app houses concert calendars for virtually every venue in the nation and is searchable by venue, artist and location, so fans easily can find concerts near them. Once you find a concert, you can purchase tickets and view information about the venue and the show, including opening acts, band bios, pictures, discography and related artists.
Rhapsody Concerts also lets users listen to music from all of the bands that will be playing the concert, from the headliners to the opening acts. From there, Rhapsody members can seamlessly launch playback for any artist they discover via Rhapsody's on-demand library, including a comprehensive listing of editor-curated playlists that feature the artist they're searching for. Non-members using the free Rhapsody Concerts app can also get a taste of the full Rhapsody subscriber experience with a 14-day free trial by visiting http://try.rhapsody.com.
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About Rhapsody International
Rhapsody International is parent company of leading streaming music services, Rhapsody and Napster. Initially launched in December 2001, Rhapsody is the original streaming music service that gives members unlimited on-demand access to more than 20 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. In December 2011, Rhapsody International acquired Napster International. Rhapsody International is headquartered in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Rhapsody and the Rhapsody logo are registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.
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