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Rdio and Shazam Announce International Expansion of Music Discovery Partnership

Rdio and Shazam Announce International Expansion of Music Discovery Partnership | Music business | Scoop.it

Rdio, the groundbreaking digital music service, and Shazam®, the world's leading media engagement company, today announced an international expansion of their music discovery partnership. Users of the Free and Encore version of the Shazam App for iOS and Android are now able to instantly listen to entire songs after tagging them by clicking the "Listen Free on Rdio" link within the app.  By connecting Shazam to Rdio in a few simple steps, listeners around the world can also create a playlist on Rdio called "My Shazam Tracks." This playlist automatically updates with every new song tagged in Shazam, making it easy to relive an amazing night out, track for track, through the Rdio app. The exclusive partnership, which started Fall 2012 in the United States, is now live in 29 additional countries around the world including France, Spain and Germany.


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Music Streaming Startup Rdio Lays Off Staff To ‘Improve Cost Structure And Ensure A Scalable Business”

Music Streaming Startup Rdio Lays Off Staff To ‘Improve Cost Structure And Ensure A Scalable Business” | Music business | Scoop.it
The music streaming business can be tough, with market leaders like Spotify growing like weeds but still loss-making. Today, some bad news from competitor..
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The Ultimate Streaming Music Service: Just Merge Rdio And Spotify

The Ultimate Streaming Music Service: Just Merge Rdio And Spotify | Music business | Scoop.it
Spotify and Rdio are the best music subscription services in the U.S., but neither is perfect. Here's what the ultimate streaming service would look like.

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Rdio Begins Offering Movies And TV Shows To Unlimited Music Subscribers Through Vdio

Rdio Begins Offering Movies And TV Shows To Unlimited Music Subscribers Through Vdio | Music business | Scoop.it
The Spotify competitor and the stealth video startup partner to bring movie and TV show streaming to Rdio's unlimited subscribers.
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Rdio: ‘Over 80% of our users are mobile’

Rdio: ‘Over 80% of our users are mobile’ | Music business | Scoop.it
Here's another data-point for the mobile-first digital music services bandwagon, from Scott Bagby, head of strategic partnerships at Rdio:
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Rdio Taps The Echo Nest for Smart Streaming Radio

Rdio Taps The Echo Nest for Smart Streaming Radio | Music business | Scoop.it
Rdio, the innovative, socially-oriented, cloud-based music service from the co-creator of Skype, is rolling out an important addition to its music service: a customized streaming radio service that...
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Microsoft and Rdio? That Would Make Sense

Microsoft and Rdio? That Would Make Sense | Music business | Scoop.it
Microsoft is in acquisitions talks with music subscription service Rdio, according to various reports. The rumors bring together two companies connected by a recent ...
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Rdio CEO on their new Artist Program

Rdio CEO on their new Artist Program | Music business | Scoop.it

"This is a new way for any artist to make money from streaming music. Artists already use Rdio to share their music and the music they love with their fans right on the service and through Twitter and Facebook. Now with the Artist Program, they’ll be rewarded with $10 USD for any new subscriber they attract to Rdio - effectively rewarding them for fan enagement. Artists will also get access to a dashboard where they can customise their Rdio artist page and view real-time stats on referrals."


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Rdio goes live in Sweden and Finland

Rdio goes live in Sweden and Finland | Music business | Scoop.it
Rdio, the ad-free music streaming service launched by Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis in 2010, has just gone live in Sweden and Finland. Originally only available in the US,...
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Rdio’s Major Redesign Gives Listeners A Unified View, Enhanced Sharing, Private Playlists & More

Rdio’s Major Redesign Gives Listeners A Unified View, Enhanced Sharing, Private Playlists & More | Music business | Scoop.it
There's currently a heated battle being waged between three of the biggest on-demand music streaming services -- MOG, Spotify, and Rdio -- each of which is trying to capture our hearts and ears by offering the best mobile experience for tunes...
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Interview: Rdio Engineering VP Wants Universal Music Apps

Interview: Rdio Engineering VP Wants Universal Music Apps | Music business | Scoop.it

"Spotify has received plenty of attention for its app platform, and rightfully so. Rdio also has an app platform, offering access to the same songs, more or less.

 

Evolver.fm caught up with Rdio vice president of engineering Todd Berman to discuss the one-year anniversary of Rdio’s developer API..."

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Rdio signs deal with UK music rights-holders, as it cranks up its European expansion

Rdio signs deal with UK music rights-holders, as it cranks up its European expansion | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital music subscription service Rdio just took one small step closer towards launching in the UK, after PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of 85,000 songwriters, ...
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Welcome to the new Rdio

We've taken everything that already makes Rdio the best way to discover and listen to music and we redesigned it to be even faster, simpler and more social. ...
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Rdio now available in 20 more countries

Rdio now available in 20 more countries | Music business | Scoop.it
Streaming music service Rdio is now available in 20 new countries across Latin America and Europe, the company announced today. Today's new international launches are important for Rdio for many re...
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Rdio And Shazam Expand Full Music Track Streaming Partnership To UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico

Rdio And Shazam Expand Full Music Track Streaming Partnership To UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico | Music business | Scoop.it
Shazam and Rdio have offered something wonderful for U.S. users as of fall 2012, providing full track streaming for tagged music via Rdio, thanks to a "Listen Free on Rdio" link within the Shazam app.
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Twitter's music service: everything we know so far

Twitter's music service: everything we know so far | Music business | Scoop.it
Twitter appears to have a music service in the works. Rumors of "Twitter Music" first broke in March, when CNET reported that Twitter had acquired the team behind We Are Hunted with views to...
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Rdio expands global footprint, Spotify reportedly extends free mobile offering

Rdio expands global footprint, Spotify reportedly extends free mobile offering | Music business | Scoop.it
Rdio is coming to Austria, Ireland, Italy and four other countries. Spotify, meanwhile, plans to offer free mobile radio around the world.
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Rdio Sharpens Up for iOS, Android: Clean Design, Neat Features

Rdio Sharpens Up for iOS, Android: Clean Design, Neat Features | Music business | Scoop.it

"Can you imagine if subscription music services had to sell their own hardware?

 

Thankfully, for many reasons, they do not. In order to deliver a new music player for their millions-of-songs-strong catalogs, services like Rdio can simply release new apps to iTunes and Android (and the others, when it has time)."

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Buzzfeed and Rdio Let Readers Comment with Music

Buzzfeed and Rdio Let Readers Comment with Music | Music business | Scoop.it

"Buzzfeed, the social news organization that balances original reporting with trending content, recently unveiled a feature allowing users to respond to and comment on articles with music provided by streaming service Rdio."

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Rdio Will Pay Musicians $10 per Fan

Rdio Will Pay Musicians $10 per Fan | Music business | Scoop.it
Digital music service Rdio has long stood in the shadow of its cooler older sibling Spotify.
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Rdio Working on Plan to Directly Compensate Artists

Rdio Working on Plan to Directly Compensate Artists | Music business | Scoop.it
Music subscription service Rdio is formulating a plan to directly compensate recording artists for bringing it new subscribers, according to a source within the company and...
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Rdio’s First Music Hack Day Yields Shazam Playlists, Musical RSS, More

Rdio’s First Music Hack Day Yields Shazam Playlists, Musical RSS, More | Music business | Scoop.it

"At its San Francisco headquarters, Rdio recently held its first-ever hack day — a marathon event where coders build stuff that works, fast."

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Interview: Rdio Prepares To Take On Spotify, Deezer Et Al In Europe

Interview: Rdio Prepares To Take On Spotify, Deezer Et Al In Europe | Music business | Scoop.it
Unlimited-music service Rdio concedes it will have to fight incumbents as it prepares to launch across the whole of Europe.
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Music Wars: Spotify Heading For Ireland And Oz As Rdio Gears Up In Europe

Music Wars: Spotify Heading For Ireland And Oz As Rdio Gears Up In Europe | Music business | Scoop.it
Two of the subscription-music space’s main players are set to launch in several new markets, as the segment’s many budding exponents race to go global.
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