SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Rhapsody, the original premium music service, announced selections for the fourth annual Rhapsody Radar program, which kicks off today. The program spotlights the industry's most exciting up-and-coming talent, handpicked by Rhapsody's veteran editorial team. Each year, Rhapsody's editorial staff gathers to negotiate, debate, and campaign for their favorite emerging artists until only the best remain. This year's list of artists features some of the brightest cross-genre talent from country and EDM to indie rock and experimental metal.
Unlike previous years, Rhapsody's editorial team worked closely with several Rhapsody Radar artists this summer to capture exclusive performances, interviews and curated playlists to bring listeners even closer to the music. This exclusive content will be rolled out during this year's four week series on Rhapsody.com and the YouTube playlist. Check back every Monday to see what's new.
"Rhapsody Radar is all about introducing music lovers to the up-and-coming talent that our editorial team is most excited about," said Paul Springer, Senior Vice President, Product at Rhapsody. "For our members, music is more than a catalog of 20 million songs, so programs like Rhapsody Radar give us a way to guide members to new music. We've found that the more new music people listen to, the faster they make music a daily habit."
Many of Rhapsody Radar's featured artists have gone on to widespread commercial and critical success, including Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks, Frank Ocean, and Foster the People, among others.
The Rhapsody editorial team is made up of music critics who are subject-matter experts in each genre included in Rhapsody Radar; artists were selected based on their critical and commercial strength. The four week series will feature six artists each week, highlighted by editorial and video content on Rhapsody's blog and YouTube channel.
So, without further ado, Rhapsody Radar 2013:
Week One: September 30 – October 4
Twenty One Pilots
Week Two: October 7 – 11
Week Three: October 14 – 18
Week Four: October 21 – 25
To learn more about the artists featured on this year's Rhapsody Radar, please visit www.rhapsody.com.
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.
SOURCE Rhapsody International