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. The exclusive partnership which started in the fall of 2012 in the U.S. is now live in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico.
“Working together in six major countries across the globe, we are now providing more than 120 million users of the free version of Shazam the ability to instantly listen to an entire song they just identified exclusively on Rdio,” said Jason Titus, CTO of Shazam. “The combination of Rdio and Shazam gives music lovers the fastest tagging service and a groundbreaking digital music service so they can identify, save, and organize their music discoveries.
“Rdio’s partnership with Shazam closes the loop between discovering a song and being able to hear it again and again," said Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio. “In one click, you can go from tagging a song on Shazam to playing it on Rdio, sharing it with friends, or discovering more music by that artist. Together, we’ve built a seamless experience to capture music in the moment and incorporate it into your life."
Users of the Free and Encore versions of the Shazam App for iOS and Android simply identify a song and then click the “Listen Free on Rdio” link on the identified song’s page. Rdio Unlimited subscribers can listen to the full song in the app on their mobile device. Users new to Rdio can sign up for a free 14-day mobile trial to hear the complete track. After the trial expires, they can choose 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: $4.99 a month. Unlimited Web streaming
- Rdio Unlimited: $9.99 a month. Unlimited Web and mobile streaming, as well as wireless syncing to listen offline
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. 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 www.rdio.com.
Shazam is the world’s leading media engagement company with more than 300 million people in 200 countries and adding another 2 million new users each week. With the industry’s unlimited fastest tagging in the Free and premium Encore Apps on iOS and Android devices, Shazam is the best way for people to discover, explore, buy, and share more music, TV shows and branded content they love. Shazam makes it easy for people to share their discoveries with their friends on Facebook using the Shazam Friends feature, as well as on Twitter and Google+. For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for FREE on every major platform and can be found on iTunes App Store, Google play, Amazon App Store, AT&T’s AppCenter, Verizon VCast app store, Nokia Store, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and GetJar.