Rdio Expands to Seven New Markets, Furthering Digital Music Service's Bold Global Growth

Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:01pm EDT

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Rdio Expands to Seven New Markets, Furthering Digital Music Service's Bold Global Growth

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    Rdio Launches in Mexico, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Austria and
Extends Offering in Brazil, with Free Music Streaming For Up To Six Months, No Credit
Card Required  

    Rdio (http://www.rdio.com), the digital music service founded by Janus Friis, one of
the creators of Skype, has expanded into seven new territories.  

    Now, music fans in Mexico, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Austria
can sign up and activate free streaming at rdio.com, without entering a credit card,
then dive right into Rdio's library of over 18 million songs. With up to six months of
ad-free web streaming available upon sign-up, music lovers in these markets can
organically discover a great number of artists and bands.  

    In addition, Rdio has announced that the extended free web offer is now available to
Brazil - currently the streaming service's third biggest market and its fastest growing
territory in terms new users. By extending the free web offer in this vibrant market,
Rdio is looking to reward Brazil's passion for a quality music discovery experience and
encourage new users to try the service.  

    "Rdio is the best product on the market for discovering music," says Drew Larner,
CEO of Rdio, "and we will continue to improve that discovery experience by developing
smarter tools to surface artists and songs our users love. By opening the social circle
to seven new international markets, we're making Rdio an increasingly global way to
play, discover, and share music."  

    Rdio's latest expansion will allow listeners from the seven new markets to:  

        
        - Choose from over 18 million songs, without ads
        - Listen free on the web for up to six months, depending on how many songs they
          stream
        - See and hear what their favorite artists are listening to
        - Discover new music by following friends and tastemakers
        - Create, curate, and collaborate on playlists
        - Share their life soundtrack in real time on Facebook and Twitter


    A meter at the top of user profile pages shows users how much free music they have
remaining each month. Users can also try Rdio for free on a 14-day mobile trial.  

    It's easy to upgrade to one of Rdio's flexible subscription plans for unlimited
streams and access to Rdio's acclaimed mobile apps. Plan options include:  

        
        - Rdio Web: GBP4.99 a month. Unlimited Web streaming
        - Rdio Unlimited: GBP9.99 a month. Unlimited Web and mobile streaming, as well
          as wireless syncing to listen offline


    Music fans can start listening free at rdio.com.  

    Notes to Editors  

    Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people
discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 18 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, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in 24 countries, Rdio is
funded by Janus Friis through his investment entities, Atomico, and Skype. For more
information and to sign up, visit http://www.rdio.com.   

Rdio

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RCroucher@webershandwick.com
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