As we prepare to kick off A Drink for the Kids on Sunday (read about
all our fun bar fundraising nights here), we wanted to welcome our
newest partner, Rhapsody. Rhapsody is the leading provider of online
subscription music in the United States, offering music fans the
ability to explore millions of songs from virtually anywhere. They
also happen to be headquartered right here in our hometown of Seattle,
Washington. We asked Rhapsody staff a few questions about what
all-ages music means to them, what their favorite summer jams will be,
and how excited they are about supporting A Drink for the Kids.
Rhapsody is co-hosting the ADFTK night at Linda’s on Thursday 6/28.
They’ll have swag on hand to share (you might even win a Rhapsody
subscription). Come on out and say hi!
1.Why are you excited to partner with The Vera Project?
As you would imagine, the people at Rhapsody are hardcore music
freaks, who love live music—some of us are even working musicians
outside of our day jobs at Rhapsody. Many of us could not access live
music and art as young people, and wish that we had something like the
Vera Project in our respective communities. So, it’s rewarding to
support a cause that accelerates the onset of a lifelong music
2. As a Seattle organization what is your favorite thing about being
in the city?
We love being in a city that is the birthplace of so much great music,
across a multitude of genres that is supported by a robust indie label
community, great live music venues and the best radio station
3. What are you planning for A Drink for the Kids?
We love an opportunity to get out into the local music community and
contribute to a good cause—especially when there are a few cocktails
involved! In addition to sending Rhapsody folks out every night, we’ll
be raffling off some annual subscriptions to the best way to listen to
music outside of seeing a live show at the Vera Project and giving
away some choice Rhapsody swag. We’re really looking forward to it!
4. What artists/songs are Rhapsody employees loving right now?
That’s a trick question! People at Rhapsody are all over the map when
it comes to their music taste—we find it’s a byproduct of having 16
million songs available to you at any given time…but we’ve been
hearing the new Metric record, the latest from the Tallest Man on
Earth, as well as Peaking Lights and Silversun Pickups…. and there are
a few of us who are addicted to the infectious Cher Lloyd single,
“Want U Back.”
5. What does all-ages music and art mean to you?
You shouldn’t need to be 21 to be part of Seattle’s amazing art and
music community, and we are thrilled that an organization like Vera
can open it up to a younger audience—who are extremely creative and
the next generation. The earlier we can inspire young artists to
create and participate music and art, the better.