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Rhapsody Launches VR App For Live Music Videos

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The VR music app will bring you right on stage with the band.

Music streaming service Rhapsody is jumping into the VR game with their first VR app – Rhapsody VR. The company which has been around since the early days of music streaming 14 years ago doesn’t just want you to listen to music, but actually experience it.

Rhapsody VR is available on iOS and Android to view in your Google Cardboard viewer, dropping you onstage with artists for live 360-degree concert experiences. Rhapsody VR features exclusive performances, including Talib Kweli’s classic “Get By” and two performances by the up-and-coming Flatbush Zombies, “Bath Salt” and “Bounce.”

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Currently the app only has a total of nine 360° live music performances, with other artists featured including The Blind Shake, Low Cut Connie, Big Ups, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Sweet Spirit and Shannon and The Clams. Rhapsody states they will be adding new content every month.

360º video production was provided by Minneapolis-based VR company Visual, whose founder Chuck Olsen worked closely with the Rhapsody team on Rhapsody VR. “360° video is emerging as an exciting way to experience music and entertainment, and it’s been awesome to work with the future-thinking musicheads at Rhapsody,” Olsen said.

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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