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Streaming music biz Rdio hits 18M songs, partners with TuneCore & CD Baby

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Streaming music service Rdio has partnered with independent music aggregators TuneCore and CD Baby, bringing its catalog to more than 18 million tracks, the company announced today.

“Independent music is a vital part of Rdio’s catalog,” CEO Drew Larner said in a statement. “We’re glad to support hundreds of thousands of self-released artists by connecting their work to new music fans from all over the world.”

Rdio competes with Spotify, MOG, and Rhapsody in the streaming music realm, with Spotify reigning as the innovation king over the rest. Rdio, at least, does have a dedicated fanbase and a strong emphasis on social.

Rdio redesigned its main site in May to help keep up with its strong competition. Rdio gives listeners a limited amount of free use, and you can listen to unlimited music for $5-to-$10 per month, depending on whether you want mobile app access. There’s also $17.99 or $22.99 per month options for families.

On the mobile front, Rdio offers iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry apps. It also works with Sonos and Roku, if you’re more inclined to jam out in the living room.

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