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.