Rhapsody is offering a 60-day trial of its on-demand music service (an extension of the 14-day trial) in a joint promotion with MTV and its parent company Viacom. The move is a strategic one: Rhapsody wants to stay ahead of the curve as competition heats up. Here's what you get with the trial:

  • Connect to the catalog from your computer, through home audio systems, or with mobile apps for iPhone, iPod touch, Android, and BlackBerry.
  • Hear the music you're into, with over 11 million songs and every genre to choose from.
  • Sign in and start listening. You don't have to buy songs or manage files.
  • Experience safe and legal music. at home, at work and on the go.

The new promotion will be last through March and April and will be advertised on MTV shows including "Jersey Shore," as well as on other Viacom properties like Comedy Central, according to Business Insider.

Rhapsody already faces stiff competition from Rdio, MOG, and Thumbplay Music. The new trial is likely to counter rumors that Spotify and Google are preparing their own music service for the US.