(CelebrityAccess News Service) – RealNetworks had more than a quarter million subscribers to its digital music services at the end of the third quarter, September 30, and its Rhapsody digital music service now offers more than 400,000 songs.
"Consumers are embracing our subscription services because they let you discover and play all the music you want for one low price, instead of charging you for each new song you want to try," said Sean Ryan, vice president, Music Services, RealNetworks, Inc. "Rhapsody makes it easy to explore new music and enjoy more of it at no extra cost. And when you find songs you love and want to take with you, you can burn your favorite tracks for the industry-low price of 79-cents per song. Rhapsody does it all."
RealNetworks' digital music subscription services include RealOne RadioPass, a commercial free Internet radio service, and Rhapsody, the on-demand music service. For $9.95 per month, Rhapsody delivers unlimited access to a broad library of major and independent label music, with more than 400,000 songs available for on-demand streaming and more than 320,000 songs available for purchase at the industry-low price of 79 cents. In addition to the ability to play any of the music as much as they want, Rhapsody subscribers can burn full albums or custom mix CDs, build their own custom Internet radio stations, listen to professionally programmed, commercial free stations, and browse extensive music information and editorial recommendations to help them find more of the music they like. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner