Rdio Adds New Curated Stations from Labels and "Influencers"

Rdio Adds New Curated Stations from Labels and 'Influencers'
One of Apple Music's key selling points is its artist-curated shows on its Beats 1 radio station. Now, Rdio is keeping pace with its streaming service competitor by announcing new curated stations from a variety of record labels and influential outlets.

These stations are geared towards music discovery. Some of the labels to have unveiled new curated stations are Arts & Crafts, XL Recordings, DFA Records, Glassnote Records, Barsuk and Burger Records. (They join existing stations from Dine Alone Records, Domino Recording Company, Merge Records, Sub Pop Records, Ninja Tune, Warp Records, MapleMusic Recordings and Mute Records.)

There are also stations from "influencers" including websites, festivals and artists. Exclaim! is one of these influencers; check out our station embedded below (although you'll need an Rdio account to hear the full songs).   

"Rdio is committed to making music discovery fun, easy and personal," Rdio CEO Anthony Bay said in a statement. "In keeping with our objective of providing the world's best internet radio experience, we are proud to partner with key influencers and the label community to program their own branded stations. These stations not only help extend each labels' brand presence but they also let our listeners anywhere in the world discover music from credible brands that they trust and respect."

Rdio has a free, ad-supported tier for its stations. An Rdio Unlimited account costs $9.99 per month; a slightly more pared-down Rdio Select costs $3.99 per month. Peruse your options at the service's website.