RDIO EXPANDS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT WITH LAUNCH IN NINE NEW COUNTRIES
NOW AVAILABLE IN 60 COUNTRIES WITH THE ADDITION OF
INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, SINGAPORE, GREECE,
CROATIA, CYPRUS, SLOVAKIA AND SLOVENIA
SAN FRANCISCO (May 19, 2014) – Rdio (www.rdio.com), one of the largest
streaming music services in the world, has announced its expansion into nine new
territories, launching today in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Greece,
Croatia, Cyprus, Slovakia And Slovenia. Now available in 60 countries, Rdio
continues to match its rapid global momentum with a continuous catalog expansion,
including an emphasis on the incorporation of a local repertoire of music in these
“Rdio continues its focus to deliver the best music listening and discovery experience
to every territory we bring into our global network, and to provide this premier
experience at a great value to our listeners,” said Anthony Bay, CEO for Rdio.
“We’re thrilled to have been able to expand from two to 60 countries in less than four
years, while also pairing this rapid growth with regular catalog increases reflective of
the amazing and distinct music that impacts the culture of each country we serve.”
The expansion news follows Rdio’s recent radio partnership announcements in
Canada and Brazil, teaming with Shaw Communications and Grupo Bandeirantes
respectively to create growth opportunities unique to each market. Joining similar
pairings with radio entities in the U.S., Australia and Mexico, these marketing, content
and promotion partnerships allow for dynamic synergies that create a more seamless
listening experience for users in line with the market’s distinct offerings and needs.
With Rdio, music fans can access a massive catalog of over 25 million songs or start
a custom station. The New York Times recently called Rdio its “go-to music app” for
its “beautiful design and user interface,” while Mashable has lauded it as the “music
discovery version of a candy store.” New users, including those in the eight newly
launched territories, can sign up at rdio.com and start listening instantly for free on
the web and get a 14-day trial of Rdio Unlimited with full access everywhere,
Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people
discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a
station for a perfect mix of songs. Listen anywhere — the web, your phone, even
offline — and follow friends and artists to see what they’re playing.
Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded
by Janus Friis, the co-creator of Skype, and is currently available in 60 countries.
For more information, visit www.rdio.com.