Printed from http://www.electronista.com

TuneCore, CD Baby deal pushes Rdio catalog to over 18M

updated 02:04 pm EDT, Thu August 16, 2012

Expanded catalog reaches same level as Spotify

Music streaming service Rdio has expanded its music catalog to over 18 million songs, with a large proportion of additional tracks coming from independent artists. The increase of over three million tunes stem from 'landmark' deals with music distributors TuneCore and CD Baby, both of which are considered "two of the best distribution tools out there for independent artists" by Rdio CEO Drew Larner.

The catalog increase brings it level with streaming giant Spotify's collection. Although the increase in track numbers will help Rdio in gaining more subscribers globally and fight against its competitors, the deals will allow artists and labels to take more of an income from streaming. Spotify became the second highest source of revenue for record companies in June, and funds from Rdio would certainly be welcomed by the independent artists now being included by the service.

TuneCore boasts over 250,000 account holders, with notable artists including Nine Inch Nails, They Might Be Giants, and Moby generating over $300 million in gross music sales and songwriter revenue. CD Baby plays host to over 4 million tracks, supplying them to major retailers and streaming services and has paid its artists over $200 million over the last 12 years.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News