Rhapsody MP3 Store

Rhapsody has launched a DRM-free MP3 store. This is a big improvement. Previously, their MP3s were locked in a ghetto in the Windows desktop software. Prices seem to be $1 per album higher than Amazon, even for Rhapsody subscribers.

Yahoo! Music Unlimited No More

Yahoo! is planning to shut down its Yahoo! Music Unlimited service and redirect it’s users to Rhapsody. It’s sad to see less competition in the streaming music space, I think competition from Yahoo! drove some of the recent improvements to Rhapsody’s player software.

Rhapsody 2007

It’s time once again for my year-end playlist in convenient CD length. My favorite part about all of the year-end lists is that I always find a bunch of great music that I had missed or didn’t take to the first time around, so I made a big list of that stuff, too.