Mon, 04/14/2008

2008 Press Releases

Rhapsody Presents Carrie Underwood with the Rhapsody Most Played Country Album Award

Rhapsody Users Listened to Carrie Underwood's Some Hearts More Than Any Other Country Album in 2007

NASHVILLE, TN — April 15, 2008  —  CMT, a division of MTV Networks and Rhapsody®, the digital music service from MTV Networks and RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq RNWK), congratulate country artist Carrie Underwood, winner of Rhapsody's Most Played Country Album of 2007 award. Announced as a part of the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet show, this award acknowledges that Ms. Underwood's 2007 release Some Hearts was listened to more times Rhapsody users than any other country album in 2007.

"Rhapsody gives music fans unlimited access to millions of songs, so it's always fascinating to discover which albums people return to over and over again," said Tim Quirk, vice president of music programming, Rhapsody America. "Today, we're honored to be toasting Carrie Underwood and Some Hearts as Rhapsody's Most Played Country Album of 2007."

Carrie Underwood was thrilled to receive such an award, noting, "What an unexpected honor. Thanks to my fans for wanting to hear more music!"

As the recipient of the first ever Rhapsody's Most Listened to Country Album of the Year, Ms. Underwood will receive a Sonos multi-room digital music system and a full subscription to the  Rhapsody Unlimited service. The combination of Sonos plus Rhapsody lets music fans enjoy millions of songs from every type of music throughout their home.

Rhapsody ( delivers five million songs a day to music lovers through more consumer touch points than any other service. Through partnerships with industry leaders like TiVo, Philips, SanDisk, Logitech and Sonos, Rhapsody has created a complete digital music experience on the PC, throughout the home and on the go. Rhapsody offers consumers unlimited access to millions of songs, professionally programmed music channels and exclusive content from MTV Networks' premier MTV, VH1 and CMT music brands.

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Rhapsody® offers an integrated and immersive digital music experience accessible to consumers via their computer, portable music device and soon their mobile phone. Rhapsody is the exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks® and for MTV Networks' music and pop-culture brands in the United States. Rhapsody is a service of Rhapsody America LLC, a joint venture between and MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) and RealNetworks (Nasdaq RNWK).


CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website,, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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