Rdio to pay artists $10 per new subscriber

Oct 02, 2012

(AP)—Music subscription service Rdio (ARDEE-oh) is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tuesday, it will start paying musicians $10 for every person they convince through social media to sign up for an Rdio plan.

The move is an attempt to attract users in a field that has seen tough competition from the likes of Sweden's Spotify and in the U.S.

Subscription music services are gaining in popularity. For $10 a month, they allow users to stream an unlimited amount of songs on mobile devices. Users can select from millions of tracks, including those off the latest albums.

But some prominent artists like Adele and Coldplay have kept their newest work off the services because of fears of hurting .

Explore further: Social media sackings risk stifling journalistic expression

0 shares

Related Stories

Facebook to allow further music integration (Update)

Aug 31, 2011

Facebook is preparing to bolster the programming tools it offers to licensed music services like Rhapsody, Spotify, MOG and Rdio to make it easier for users of the social network to find out what songs their ...

Rdio revamps Internet music service

Mar 13, 2012

Internet music service Rdio.com on Tuesday unveiled a redesign intended to make it "faster, simpler and more social" as it battles with rivals such as Pandora and Spotify.

Recommended for you

ICANN chief stepping down in early 2016

May 21, 2015

The head of the group that oversees all Internet addresses will step down early next year, after a plan to end US oversight of the key nonprofit organization.

How alternative currencies could catch on and cash in

May 21, 2015

Alternatives to cash, like Bitcoin and Uber, may never replace the coins in our pockets or paper bills in our wallets, but they are creating significant social and economic impacts, and with some design adjustments, ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.