Rhapsody Celebrates 10 Years with a Free Built to Spill Show
Built to Spill at City Arts Fest 2011 ::: Photo by Josh Lovseth
10 years on, Seattle-based streaming music service Rhapsody is finally being proven right about the viability of streaming as method for delivering music. Years ago as the first streaming service I ever used they were a bit ahead of their time and industry acceptance, so early on struggled with a wide but often spotty selection. In that time thanks to intense interest in services Myspace, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Pandora, Rdio, and now Spotify and it’s playlists, the notion of streaming and now subscriptions is entering the norm, and getting listed on streaming services is an essential path to discovery for every artist and label. It’s a crowded market now with Spotify and other on the horizon, but the recently spun off company from RealNetworks is still the leader in market share with 800,000 subscribers and over 13 million tracks, and are certainly keeping themselves in the game against heavyweights like Google and Apple and everyone else by just recently buying Napster.
Wednesday December 7th they’re celebrating 10 years of streaming with a FREE 21+ first-come-first-served, RSVP-only show at the Showbox at the Market featuring Built To Spill with only their 2nd US appearance in 2011, Thao and Mirah, and KEXP’s John Richards doing his DJ thang.
Note: “RSVP doesn’t guarantee entrance.” So showing up early is recommended.
Free Built to Spill?! What are you waiting for! Jump on it!