Case Study: Listen.com

Listen.com is a leading online music company that develops and distributes RHAPSODY, a digital music service. Launched in 2001, RHAPSODY gives consumers unlimited access to the world’s largest library of music via the PC and network-connected home entertainment components today and on wireless devices in the future.

RHAPSODY combines on-demand music, CD burning, customized and professionally programmed Internet radio, and engaging music information and editorial recommendations.

In August 2003, Listen.com became a subsidiary of RealNetworks, Inc., the global leader in digital media services and software for consumers and businesses. [Source: Listen.com]

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Questions to consider:

  • What is the Listen.com business model(s)?
  • How does Listen.com change the music industry?
  • How does Rhapsody differ from other online music services?

Intellectual Property

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