Along with the TastemakerX team, Rdio has made two additional key hires. Jim Rondinell joins as SVP of Content Licensing and Catalog Acquisition. Mat Bates has been names Radio's head of radio and programming. He joins Rdio from Slacker.
Today's announcement follows Rdio's recent acquisition of Dhingana, one of the largest streaming music services in India and expansion into nine additional countries, making the service available in 60 countries. Rdio's multi-local strategy is delivered through strategic partnerships like Shaw in Canada, BAND in Brazil, and Cumulus in the U.S., among others.