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Rhapsody Launches on Xbox LIVE

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[December 04, 2012]

Rhapsody Launches on Xbox LIVE

SEATTLE, WA, Dec 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Playing on Xbox 360(R) has taken new meaning. Today, Rhapsody announced that its premium on-demand music service is now available on Xbox LIVE(R), bringing millions of songs, playlists and radio stations into millions of living rooms.

"Many families will be gathering around their Xbox this holiday season, and this year, Rhapsody can provide the soundtrack to those memories," said Brian McGarvey, vice president, business development, Rhapsody. "People talk about social music as something that happens online, but there's no better place to share music than with family and friends at home, especially this time of year." Rhapsody designed the experience specifically for Xbox, with stunning graphics and integration of voice commands and gestures with Kinect for Xbox 360. Like Rhapsody's apps for Smart TVs, the Xbox 360 app will make it easy to quickly find and play your favorite music, with radio, new releases, popular albums and member playlists featured prominently. Listeners have access to the entire Rhapsody catalog, as well as featured editorial stations that are hand-crafted by Rhapsody's expert staff.

Rhapsody on Xbox LIVE is available today, and is free for current Rhapsody members and Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Screen shots and other images are available on http://news.rhapsody.com.

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.

CONTACTS Jaimee Minney Rhapsody +1 206.390.6637 Email Contact Tim LeRoy LymanPR +1 312.451.7679 Email Contact SOURCE: Rhapsody http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=8981A9E67CA53AFC http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=8199A3D549D2FDCC

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