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Artist Compensation

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2014

Rdio licenses music through agreements with Labels and Distributors, and compensates them according to the relative popularity of their music on Rdio. In turn, these Labels and Distributors compensate their signed musicians and artists according to their respective agreements.

In addition, we've launched an industry first, the Rdio Artist Program. Without artists, there is no art—and Rdio firmly believes artists deserve to be paid for their work.