Rhapsody music service has 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.
The app is free and available for download from the iTunes App Store. It 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.
The app houses concert calendars 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.
It 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.
Rhapsody International is parent company of leading streaming music services, Rhapsody and Napster.