Rhapsody Cuts Deals With More Universities

TMobEarsIf college students had a simple and almost free way to discover new music, wouldn’t it lead to increased CD/download sales, ticket sales, sales od swag and more?

We think so and now thanks to the folks at Real (and similar deals by Napster). According to HollywoodReporter.com, “Rhapsody announced deals with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Minnesota system that will make the RealNetworks online music service available to students at a significantly discounted rate. The partnership will affect more than 80,000 students, giving them the option to get Rhapsody for a fee of $3 a month beginning this fall. Standard subscriptions cost $9.95 a month. Individual tracks will continue to be available for an unchanged 79 cents each. UC Berkeley is offering the service to all undergraduate students for free beginning now through Oct. 31. After that period, the reduced-price offer takes effect. The University of Minnesota will begin offering Rhapsody at the reduced rate to more than 50,000 students at its four main campuses — Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris and Crookston — early next month.”

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