Want to know about all the new music that's being added to Rhapsody? Subscribe to the Just Added RSS feed: http://feeds.rhapsody.com/just-added.rss. Or maybe you just want to know about new Trip Hop albums. We've got a feed for that too: http://feeds.rhapsody.com/electronicadance/downtempo/triphop/just-added.rss. We've also got feeds for Staff Jazz Picks or Most Popular Electropop Tracks or Top Hip Hop Artists.
Speaking of Hip Hop, want to know whenever Eminem releases a new album? Subscribe to the Eminem Discography RSS feed: http://feeds.rhapsody.com/eminem/discography.rss and we'll update it as soon as a new album comes out. Or want to be notified whenever a new track shows up in Pink Floyd's The Wall? Subscribe to the track feed: http://feeds.rhapsody.com/pinkfloyd/thewall/tracks.rss and you'll be the first to know about that hot new bonus track!
Okay, that last one is a bit far-fetched, but hey, it just might happen. Even if the feed never changes, I know some of you will still find it useful. Since all the items point to RhapLinks, you can start music playing by opening any of the items in your feed reader. Then your feed reader (or My Yahoo page, or personalized Google/Live homepage) becomes a quick way to access your favorite music. Throw in a few of your friends' Listening History Feeds, a staff picks feed, and some new releases feeds and you've built a collaborative music discovery space.
So now you're probably wondering how I found all these feeds. (Or rather, how I would have found them if I didn't sit down the hall from the folks who wrote them.) After all, there aren't any orange [XML] buttons on the site. Sure, if you look at the URLs they're pretty easy to construct. But if you want a complete list, add /rss.html onto most any URL on the site and you'll see a list of feeds that are relevant to that page. For example:
- General feeds: http://www.rhapsody.com/rss.html
- Genre-related feeds: http://www.rhapsody.com/alternativepunk/electropop/rss.html
- Artist-related feeds: http://www.rhapsody.com/eminem/rss.html
- Album-related feeds: http://www.rhapsody.com/pinkfloyd/thewall/rss.html
Stay tuned. Orange [XML] buttons are coming soon...
-Leo Parker Dirac