Rdio Will Sign Off at 8pm ET/5pm PT. TONIGHT. Export Your Playlists While You Can.

Rdio, the bankrupt streaming music company that was a favourite of so many Canadians, will be no more as of tonight: December 22 at approximately 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Once it shuts down, its best parts will be purchased and absorbed by Pandora, a service that’s not available in Canada. Rdio users–and there were plenty in Canada–will have to find somewhere else to go.

This statement arrived in the inboxes of subscribers last Tuesday evening.

Rdio goodbye copy

Here’s the link to the farewell site. Here’s another one that explains how to move your playlists over to Spotify, if that’s where you plan to emigrate. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got dozens and dozens of playlists that need to be archived. This was what I saw.

Rdio export copy

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Rdio Will Sign Off at 8pm ET/5pm PT. TONIGHT. Export Your Playlists While You Can.

  • December 15, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I’d already made my peace shortly after the original announcement was made.

    Somehow this announcement was depressing … never expected to give a shit about a streaming service going away. I think it was the timeline of memories haha.

  • December 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I’m sorry to see it go and am now trying to decide between Spotify and Google. I’l give both a 30 day test drive I guess.


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