Rhapsody Launches Music Apps Strategy With Rhapsody SongMatch

Rhapsody Launches Music Apps Strategy With Rhapsody SongMatch for
The On-Demand Music Service Is Developing a Suite of Apps to Make
Music Discovery More Fun and Convenient 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --  Rhapsody kicked off its
mobile utility apps strategy today with the launch of Rhapsody
SongMatch(TM), a new free application that allows music listeners to
discover music with one click. Rhapsody SongMatch(TM) uses your phone
to listen to the song that is currently playing -- in the background,
on the TV, in the car, cafe or wherever -- and identifies the artist,
song name and album for music fans to match, store and share.  
Free to download and use for anyone, Rhapsody subscribers can also
listen and download full tracks of matched songs or dive deep into
the album, artist catalog or discover similar artists. For
convenience, all matched songs are automatically stored and saved as
a playlist for future access. Non-subscribers can also start a
hassle-free Rhapsody trial.  
"Our customers are music lovers who tell us they use a variety of
mobile apps to solve their listening needs and discover new music,"
said Paul Springer, senior vice president, worldwide product and
design, Rhapsody. "But they get frustrated with advertisements and
the lack of full playback. We built Rhapsody SongMatch to seamlessly
integrate with our core experience to connect the fun and convenience
of mobile apps with full on-demand playback for both subscribers and
new customers."  
The company is working on additional purpose-built music apps that
are free and complementary to Rhapsody's premium on-demand music
"SongMatch is a great way to introduce new music fans to Rhapsody,"
said Springer. "We'll continue to focus on using over a decade's
worth of experience to solve customer challenges in discovering and
playing the right music, right now." 
Rhapsody teamed with the metadata mavens at Gracenote to power the
music recognition feature of SongMatch. The Gracenote technology
works by "listening" to a few seconds of a song and matching it to
its unique audio fingerprint in the Gracenote database. It takes only
a few moments for the Gracenote technology to recognize the artist,
track and album, letting Rhapsody subscribers to quickly add music to
 library and playlists.  
Rhapsody SongMatch is available on Android with other platforms
launching in the future. It is available in the Google Play Android
store or Amazon App Store. For more information, visit
About Rhapsody 
The Rhapsody(R) digital music service (www.rhapsody.com) gives
subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 16 million songs,
whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home
stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers
to access their music through mobile phones from Verizon Wireless and
MetroPCS, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod
touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android mobile
platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos
and Philips. Rhapsody is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in
Frankfurt, London, Luxemburg, New York and San Francisco. 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. 
Jaimee Minney
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