Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists, and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that’s available everywhere - on the web, in-home or in-car, on tablets or mobile phones, and even offline.
Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, the co-creator of Skype. Available in countries all over the world, Rdio is funded by Janus Friis through his investment entities, Atomico, and Skype.
Who we are
Drew Larner, CEO
Drew has 20 years of experience in entertainment, media and international content distribution. He has been a senior executive at companies including Europlay Capital Advisors, Spyglass Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox.
Carter Adamson, Co-Founder
Carter has 16 years of experience in consumer software and web services, in both product and business strategy roles. He was most recently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Atomico Ventures, and previously was Head of Product at Skype.
Ron Buell, SVP of Engineering
Ron has over 20 years of experience leading engineering teams and writing software. He was most recently Director of Engineering at OpenFeint, the then-largest provider of mobile gaming infrastructure in the United States.
Malthe Sigurdsson, VP Product
Malthe has 15 years of experience creating and managing design, user experience and branding for web, desktop and mobile apps. He helped create Skype's brand and was its Creative Director, where he led the creation of its user experience and marketing design disciplines for Skype's teams and products.
Scott Bagby, VP Strategic & International Partnerships
Scott has 15 years of experience in international business strategy specializing in complex and diverse markets. Prior to joining Rdio, he helped build the commercial side of Skype and was responsible for the telecom's business revenues. He then went on to join the executive team to lead market development in Asia, South America and Europe.