Limelight Helps Rhapsody Stream Music to Millions of Customers Across the Globe
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced music-streaming leader Rhapsody has signed an agreement, extending the companies’ 15-year relationship. Rhapsody will leverage the Limelight Orchestrate Delivery and Storage services to continue to deliver songs to its 3.5 million customers around the world.
Rhapsody, based in Seattle, Washington, was the first paid online music subscription service and has been delivering streaming music to subscribers for 15 years. By using Limelight’s content delivery network, Rhapsody consistently delivers music to its customers in milliseconds across a wide variety of connected devices, resulting in a high quality listening experience. In addition, by utilizing both the Orchestrate Delivery and Storage services, Rhapsody is able to place its vast library of more than 35 million songs closer to the end-user, resulting in improved speed of delivery globally.
“The team at Limelight has genuine interest in helping Rhapsody enhance its service, and is always willing to work with us on innovative solutions,” said Paul Vandegrift, director, business solutions management at Rhapsody. “We’ve had a long and very positive relationship with Limelight. They are easy to work with and always responsive. We look forward to continuing our relationship and working together in the future.”
“We are proud that over the many years, Limelight’s investments in our infrastructure, capabilities and global expansion have continued to support Rhapsody’s growth and the customer experience for millions of their subscribers. We look forward to continuing to work together to ensure their music is flawlessly delivered, resulting in an excellent listening experience for their customers,” said George Vonderhaar, chief sales officer, at Limelight.
More information on the Limelight Orchestrate Delivery platform is available at https://www.limelight.com/delivery.
Rhapsody pioneered the paid music streaming service when it launched in 2001. Rhapsody was the first music service to sign licensing agreements with all major labels, the first streaming music service to launch an iOS app, the first streaming service to provide off-line play, to offer a broad catalog of major label content for full-track play on Twitter, and the first to give artists a platform to reach their super-fans with merchandise offers. Today, under the Rhapsody and Napster brands, they are a top tier streaming music service with over 3.5 million paying customers, a global catalog of more than 35 million songs available in more than 30 countries. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.
Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.
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