Rdio Acquires India’s Troubled Music Streaming Dhingana, will launch Rdio India this year
Rdio, popular online music service acquires India’s troubled music streaming Dhingana. On last February 2014 announced their shutdown. Dhingana now has of over 1 million songs in 42 languages, Rdio to grab this.
Dhingana’s website is now showing about Rdio’s acquirement “Over the past seven years, Dhingana has worked hard to build a music platform that allows millions of users around the world to enjoy the diverse music of India, including a massive Bollywood catalog. We’re excited to continue this mission and further our reach with Rdio,” said Snehal Shinde, Co-Founder of Dhingana. “We look forward to working toward a unified launch in India through the Rdio brand in the near future.”
Anthony Bay, Rdio’s chief executive officer says “India is a tremendously vibrant market for music and culture and one of the largest and most important in the world. We are one of very few global companies that can provide a great music experience to an expanding international audience, it is our objective to bring that experience to India and to non-resident Indians and fans around the world.”
Dhingana is among the top-funded music startups in India, raised $7 million in Series B funding in last October. Rdio will launch India this year to compete with Gaana.com and Saavn.com.