Rdio/Shazam Partnership Expands Internationally
January 28, 2014 at 3:37 PM (PT)
Music service RDIO and media engagement company SHAZAM have initiated an international expansion of their music discovery partnership. The exclusive partnership, which started Fall 2012 in the U.S., is now live in 29 additional countries around the world including FRANCE, SPAIN and GERMANY.
Users of the Free and Encore version of the SHAZAM App for iOS and ANDROID can now listen to entire songs after tagging them by clicking the "Listen Free on RDIO" link within the app. By connecting SHAZAM to RDIO, listeners can also create a playlist on RDIO called "My SHAZAM Tracks." This playlist automatically updates with every new song tagged.
"Working together in major countries across the globe, we are now providing more than 270 million SHAZAM users the ability to instantly listen to an entire song they just identified exclusively on RDIO and seamlessly build playlists on RDIO," SHAZAM Chief Product Officer DANIEL DANKER said.
"Music lovers around the globe can now connect SHAZAM's tagging feature with RDIO's digital music service. All the songs tagged in SHAZAM are automatically added to a 'My SHAZAM Tracks' playlist in RDIO, making it easy to identify, save, and organize their music discoveries," RDIO CEO ANTHONY BAY said. "RDIO and SHAZAM are at the forefront of how people are discovering new music."