Thursday , October 1 2020

Rhapsody Links With Verizon

New distribution deal via DSL:

    – Listen.com has secured a major distribution channel for its music-subscription service Rhapsody, cutting a deal with high-speed Internet provider Verizon Online DSL.

    The pact, to be announced Wednesday, makes Rhapsody’s on-demand streams available to Verizon’s 1.5 million DSL customers in the U.S. Service offers music from all five major record labels for a flat fee of $9.95 a month.

    Verizon is the fourth Internet access provider to sign on with Listen. The netco already has distribution pacts with cable Internet providers Charter Communications and AOL Time Warner’s Road Runner, as well as satellite broadcaster DirecTV.

    Listen is competing for a slice of the nascent online music market with label-backed services MusicNet and Pressplay. Neither offers music from all five majors like Rhapsody, but they do offer broader access to their music, including permanent downloads and portablility.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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