RealNetworks is boasting through a press release headline:
RHAPSODY LAUNCHES “MUSIC WITHOUT LIMITS” INITIATIVE ACROSS WEB...
I checked it out, and found it very limiting, for it works only for potential customers in the USA. Real Networks is limiting its customer base to 0.05% of the world's population. That's limiting.
When I checked it out, I found another limitation: there is no way to search for genres or labels.
- I like music from ECM, but it is impossible to locate it on the Rhapsody MP3 store.
- I like jazz music, but when I searched for "jazz," only albums with "jazz" in the title showed up.
One more limitation: most jazz "songs" can be purchased only as part of an album. Those 99-cent tracks suddenly cost $9.99 or $19.99.