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Rdio, Shaw Communications Form Strategic Alliance in Canada

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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP client and digital music service Rdio continues its global expansion with a newly announced strategic partnership with media company Shaw Communications.

The marketing, content and promotion pact that will aim to grow Rdio’s presence in the Canadian market. As part of the deal, Shaw Ventures has made a financial investment in Rdio’s holding company, Pulser Media. Shaw Media operates Canadian TV network Global Television and 19 specialty networks, including HGTV Canada and Food Network Canada.

To read the full press release on this on billboardbiz.com,  click here.

For more information about our Internet, New Media & Entertainment practice, contact Greg Akselrud at (818) 444-4503 or gakselrud@stubbsalderton.com


SAM Client Rdio Announces Joint Venture And Strategic Partnership In Brazil With Grupo Bandeirantes


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Rdio, a digital music service,  and Grupo Bandeirantes, a Brazilian media conglomerate, have announced a joint venture and powerful strategic partnership encompassing marketing, distribution, content and promotions that will significantly expand Rdio’s presence in Brazil.  This combination of the award-winning Rdio music service with the creativity, power and reach of Grupo Bandeirantes provides music fans in Brazil with the best of both a global and Brazilian digital music service and experience. 

Under this deal, Grupo Bandeirantes’ various properties will expand their digital music presence using the Rdio platform, and will develop content promotions that cross from on-air radio to streaming. The alliance will also involve media support for Rdio from Metro Newspapers, through an on-going integration with Band.com.br, media placement in out-of-home properties and across Grupo affiliated TV programs.

To read the full press release, click here.

For more information about our Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment practice, please contact Greg Akselrud at (818) 444-4503 or gakselrud@stubbsalderton.com


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Advises Rdio in Platform Integration Transaction with Cumulus Media Inc.


Los Angeles, CA – September 16, 2013 – Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announced that it advised Rdio, a subscription music service from the founders of Skype, in a platform integration transaction with Cumulus Media Inc.  Cumulus will obtain a significant equity stake in Pulser Media, Rdio’s parent company, in exchange for exclusive content, media and on-air promotional commitments over a five year period.  In addition, Rdio will leverage the Cumulus sales infrastructure to monetize its upcoming ad-supported free products, including music on-demand, custom playlists and exclusive content curated by Cumulus.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cumulus and their robust network of radio stations and premium content,” says Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio. “This monumental deal is the first time a digital and a broadcast platform have come together in this way and we’re eager to bring the Rdio experience to the greater Cumulus listening audience.”

To read the full press release, click here.

The Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP team advising Rdio included Greg Akselrud and Sean Greaney,

About Rdio

Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists, and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that’s available everywhere — on the web, in-home or in-car, on tablets or mobile phones, and even offline.

Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, the co-creator of Skype and is currently available in 31 countries.  For more information and to sign up, visit www.rdio.com.

About Cumulus Media Inc.

Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) is the largest pure-play radio company in the nation, with approximately 520 owned and operated radio stations, a distribution network reaching nearly 5,500 stations and a content creation platform recently fortified by its pending acquisition of Dial Global. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property practice groups focusing on the representation of venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm.



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Rdio Amps Up to 18M Tracks With New CD Baby and TuneCore Deals. More Tracks Than Spotify?

SAM Client Rdio has made a significant move to increase its catalog of tracks to Spotify levels, by announcing two key deals with CD Baby and TuneCore, both independent music aggregators, bringing its total track number up to 18 million songs and adding 250,000 new musicians to the catalog.

To view the full article on techcrunch.com, click here.
For more information our Internet, New Media & Entertainment practice, contact Greg Akselrud at (818)444-4503 or gakselrud@stubbsalderton.com.  Follow Greg on Twitter:  @gregakselrud



SAM Client Rdio Partners with Telus to Take the Social Music Experience to a New Level

SAM Client Rdio and Canadian communication company TELUS have announced that, effective today, August 3, 2011, they have entered into an agreement that will give TELUS smartphone customers the ability to subscribe to Rdio, an unlimited, on-demand social music service, via their existing TELUS account. Rdio, founded by the creators of Skype, is the first service in Canada to bring social music discovery to mobile devices, giving users instant access to a growing catalogue of nearly nine million songs. Direct carrier billing will provide TELUS customers with a secure, convenient, and easy way to subscribe to Rdio, and to access and share their music on the go. Rdio is changing the way people discover, share and listen to music. For $10/month, Rdio users can play any song, album, artist and playlist as many times as they like, without ever hearing a single ad. Users also have access to new albums the day they are released. With Rdio, users can discover new and old favorites, and follow friends, people with similar musical tastes, recording artists and other influencers to see what they are listening to, and even collaborate on playlists. Rdio makes music sharing effortless thanks to integration with Facebook and Twitter which enables users to easily share their favorite songs, albums and playlists with friends.

To view the July 7, 2011 announcement regarding the collaboration, click here.

For more information regarding Rdio, visit their website at http://www.rdio.com.

Partners Greg Akselrud and Scott Alderton represented Rdio in the negotiation of the agreement.



Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Announces Launch of Client Rdio in US and Canada

Today Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announces the launch of client Rdio in the United States and Canada.  Designed as a highly social experience, Rdio (www.rdio.com) improves the discovery and sharing of music and the way music can be accessed through a Web browser and on smartphones. Rdio will offer unlimited, on-demand access to five million songs for a monthly subscription allowing users to listen to as many songs as they want, anytime and anywhere. 

To view the press release regarding the launch, click here

Check out the Rdio company blog here.