Rdio Teams Up With Toronto International Film Festival as Official Music Partner

Rdio Presents Triple Platinum Singer-Songwriter Ellie Goulding in FREE Concert
at Historic Massey Hall on Saturday, September 6

Plus, free concerts by Canada's own BADBADNOTGOOD, Adrian X,
Jason Collett, Bobby Bazini, and more

Rdio.com| @RdioCA| #RDIOTIFF

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Rdio, one of the largest music streaming services in the world, joins forces with the Toronto International Film Festival as its official music partner for the 11-day film fest. The powerhouse partnership features a free concert by international recording sensation Ellie Goulding.

Rdio kicks off the Festival's opening weekend with a high-octane lineup of local and international musicians performing free public shows on the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage in the Rdio Music Zone at 335 King St. W from September 4 – 7. On Saturday, September 6, Rdio proudly presents triple platinum singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding live in concert at Toronto's historic Massey Hall.

Free tickets to Rdio presents Ellie Goulding will be made available to the public at Rdio House (335 King St. W) and through surprise social media giveaways starting Thursday, August 28. Fans can find out how to get their exclusive wristband to see Ellie Goulding by following @RdioCA on Twitter and using #RDIOTIFF.

"Rdio is teaming up with the Toronto International Film Festival to provide an unforgettable listening experience that amplifies all the exciting activities on Festival Street," said Anthony Bay, CEO, Rdio.  "Canada is our second largest market and we continue to invest in creating powerful connections to music here.  We're thrilled to be part of the Festival, one of the country's most important cultural organizations."

Rdio's interactive presence at the Festival begins on Festival Street with a listening station near the intersection of Simcoe St. and King St. where fans can check out music from Rdio's catalogue of more than 25 million songs. The soul of the Rdio experience is Rdio House at 335 King St. W, a musical hub for industry leaders and Festival-goers to relax and recharge with live music, giveaways, Rdio product demos, and free food and drink right next door to the Festival's home base at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  For those who can't make it to Toronto for the film fest, TIFF.net will host an Rdio music player from the festival's official site, complemented by TIFF-curated playlists available at Rdio.com.

"The Festival's unique partnership with Rdio allows us to bring exciting music experiences to our Festival-goers and Torontonians, changing the way they'll experience the city and our 11-day celebration of film," said Howard Kerbel, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Sponsorship, TIFF. 

The Rdio Music Zone will feature free performances on the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage by Absolutely Free, Adrian X, DJ Misty, Elaquent, Jason Collett, John Kong, Maylee Todd, and Rich Aucoin. Performers co-presented by Festival Music House include BADBADNOTGOOD, Bobby Bazini, Diana, Eon The Soul Proprieter, and Reuben And The Dark. With more to be announced soon.

About Rdio
Rdio is the leading digital music service reinventing the way people discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Listen anywhere — the web, your phone, even offline — and follow friends and artists to see what they're playing. Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, the co-creator of Skype. The service is currently available in 60 countries. More information about Rdio is available at: www.rdio.com

Image with caption: "Rdio Presents Triple Platinum Singer-Songwriter Ellie Goulding in FREE Concert at Historic Massey Hall on Saturday, September 6 (CNW Group/Rdio)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1853_PHOTO_EN_5156.jpg

Image with caption: "Toronto International Film Festival (CNW Group/Rdio)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1853_PHOTO_EN_5186.jpg

Image with caption: "Rdio (CNW Group/Rdio)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140827_C1853_PHOTO_EN_5187.jpg


For further information: Kiel Hume, Environics Communications Inc., 416-969-2807, khume@environicspr.com

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