Rdio, AEG bring custom curation for live music fans

Nate Swanner - Feb 12, 2015, 12:12pm CST
Rdio, AEG bring custom curation for live music fans

Concertgoers who purchase tickets via AXS, a subsidiary of AEG, might end up getting free streaming music. In a new partnership, tickets purchased via AXS will also get users a free 30-day trial of Rdio. The month-long free subscription is for unlimited streaming, but comes with an added bonus. Depending on your ticket purchase history, Rdio may be able to customize your new profile with music you’re into. If an artist you’ve seen live adds music to Rdio, you’d even get notified.

Not only will you get music from artists you’ve seen live, you’ll also be able to discover similar artists via Rdio’s catalog of over 32 million tracks.

Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio, says “We are thrilled to partner with AXS to provide millions of concert goers access to our vast music library of over 32 million songs through this seamless integration with the live performance purchase experience. Rdio’s music discovery features and unlimited streaming service will provide AXS customers a unique and always‑on experience that is second only to hearing your favorite music live.”

The Rdio Unlimited service is only for new subscribers, unfortunately. Existing Rdio users are out of luck.

When you purchase tickets via AXS, you’ll have the option to get your free 30-day trial of Rdio. If you keep it after the 30-days, you’ll be billed via AXS. If you opt-out of the free trial, you’ll still get access to Rdio’s ad-supported Internet radio.

Source: Rdio

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