Rdio's collapse will harm Sony, Roku and Shazam

Rdio's collapse will hurt Sony, Roku and Shazam

When an organization goes underneath, the companies that it nonetheless owes cash to need to bear the ache of these unpaid money owed. Rdio’s collapse has, sadly, despatched ramifications by means of the tech and music industries that’ll see companies like Roku and Shazam reaching for the Tylenol. Music Enterprise Worldwide is claiming to have particulars of Rdio’s chapter submitting that reveals that it owed $2.7 million to Roku and $1.7 million to Shazam. As well as, the service had promised Sony Music $2.four million and Fb $495,000. Ouch.

Based on the Hollywood Reporter, the agency was dropping $2 million a month, which fits to point out simply how costly it’s to run a music service. When Fortune dug into the small print of (French streaming agency) Deezer’s IPO, it discovered that the agency was consuming a pile of money every month and that “streaming music is a horrible enterprise.” Between artists withdrawing their content material in protest at low charges and companies struggling to make this enterprise pay, Rdio is probably not the one firm that’ll drop leaving a line of aggrieved collectors.

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