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Rdio Enhances Personalized Music Streaming

Rdio announced that it is rolling out a series of new stations “curated by some of the world’s most iconic and prolific record labels and key local influencers.”

For more information visit: www.rdio.com


Unedited press release follows:

Rdio Enhances Personalized Music Streaming Experience with New Stations Curated by Record Labels & Influencers

Customized Stations by Tastemakers Around the World Debut in U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Mexico, Brazil, India & Asia

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2015 – Rdio, a leading global music streaming service, announces a series of new curated stations programmed by some of the world’s most iconic and prolific record labels and key local influencers. The new unique stations continue Rdio’s commitment to providing music fans around the world with powerful music discovery features and a superior streaming Internet radio listening experience.

Rdio’s team of music programmers collaborated directly with these curation partners to compile music recommendations that truly represent the most influential labels of all time from across the globe as well as the world’s most trusted local tastemakers. The new stations enrich the Rdio user experience across all of Rdio’s tiers – including free, Rdio Unlimited and Rdio Select – by providing a unique collection of curated content specific to local countries. The new stations are launching for the first time in Australia, Mexico, Brazil, India and Asia (which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong), and additional stations have been added to the current offering available in the U.S., Canada and U.K.

“Rdio is committed to making music discovery fun, easy and personal,” said Anthony Bay, CEO, Rdio. “In keeping with our objective of providing the world’s best Internet radio experience, we are proud to partner with key influencers and the label community to program their own branded stations. These stations not only help extend each labels’ brand presence but they also let our listeners anywhere in the world discover music from credible brands that they trust and respect.”

The label and influencer stations, as well as Rdio’s stations based on genre, mood and activity, are now easily accessible in Rdio’s “Stations” section within the main navigation.

In order to facilitate the creation of curated stations, Rdio has developed Rdio DJ™, a new and innovative tool for creating and curating Internet radio stations and sharing them with listeners everywhere.

The complete list of Rdio’s label and influencer stations are as follows:

Label Stations

U.S.
·  Arts & Crafts (New)
·  Astralwerks
·  Average Joes
·  Barsuk Records (New)
·  Blue Note (New)
·  Burger Records (New)
·  Capitol
·  Def Jam
·  DFA Records (New)
·  Dine Alone Records
·  Domino Recording Co.
·  Frenchkiss Records (New)
·  Ghostly International
·  Glassnote Records (New)
·  Merge Records
·  MUTE
·  Ninja Tune
·  Polyvinyl Record Co.
·  Rhino Records
·  Stones Throw
·  Sub Pop
·  Ultra Records (New)
·  Vagrant Records
·  Verve
·  Warner Music Nashville
·  Warp Records
·  Wichita Recordings
·  XL
Canada
·  Arts & Crafts (New)
·  Barsuk (New)
·  Burger Records (New)
·  DFA Records (New)
·  Dine Alone Records
·  Domino
·  Glassnote Records (New)
·  MapleMusic Recordings
·  Merge Records
·  MUTE
·  Ninja Tune
·  Sub Pop
·  Warp Records
·  XL (New)
U.K.
·  Arts & Crafts
·  Blue Note
·  Burger Records
·  DFA Records
·  Dirty Hit
·  Fiction
·  Glassnote Records
·  XL

Brazil
·  Biscoito Fino
·  Coqueiro Verde
·  Deck Disk
·  Dubas
·  Gospel Brasil
·  Pimba
·  SLAP
·  Tratore
·  VP
·  YB

Australia
·  Create / Control
·  Def Jam
·  Dew Process
·  Domino
·  I OH YOU!
·  Liberation
·  Mushroom
·  Rice Is Nice
·  UNFD

Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong)
·  Darker Than Wax
·  Demajors
·  Getmusicasia
·  Hostess Asia
·  KittyWu Records
·  Syonan Records
·  Vivamusicgroup1

India
·  Alpa Digitech
·  Everest Entertainment Pvt Ltd
·  Radial India
·  Sony Music India
·  Times Music India
·  Tips Music
·  Universal Music India
·  YRF Music

Mexico
·  Art & Crafts
·  Capital
·  Def Jam
·  Ghostly
·  Rhino
·  Sub Pop
·  XL

Influencer Stations & Availability
·  Alt Sounds (U.S., U.K.)
·  A.V. Club (U.S.)
·  Canal Brasil (Brazil)
·  Carlos Burle (Brazil)
·  Consequence of Sound (Global)
·  Country Weekly (U.S., CA)
·  DJ Kicks (U.S., U.K.)
·  Exclaim! (CA)
·  Hunter Hayes (U.S., CA, AU)
·  Hype Machine (Global)
·  Indie Music Filter (CA)
·  Marcelino DaLua’s “Mundo Da Lua” station (Brazil)
·  Monkeybuzz (Brazil)
·  Noize (Brazil)
·  Nova Cosmopolitana (Brazil)
·  Rock In Rio (Global)
·  Sonoridade / Beco Dranof’s “Ziriguiboom” station (Brazil)
·  Sportlife (Brazil)
·  Vogue Brasil (Brazil)
·  Yelp NYC (U.S.)
·  Yelp Toronto (CA)

ABOUT RDIO
Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 35 million songs in more than 85 countries worldwide. Rdio’s mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline — tuned to you. Rdio is an advocate for artists and labels large and small, and strongly supports all artists and labels that help deliver a superior customer experience. Rdio’s critically acclaimed applications combine the best of personal choice, social engagement, tastemaker curation and algorithmic personalization. Music fans can enjoy Rdio as a free, personalized stations-first Internet radio experience, an ad-free streaming radio and 25-song on-demand subscription service, or as a full on-demand subscription service. Founded by Janus Friis, co-creator of Skype, in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco. More information on Rdio and Rdio Select is available at: www.rdio.com and www.rdio.com/select.

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