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Rdio cuts ties with The Echo Nest following Spotify buyout

Rdio cuts ties with Echo Nest following Spotify buyout
Rdio's breaking out of the circle of trust

Rdio has confirmed that it's set to end its alliance with The Echo Nest, following Spotify's acquisition of the music data platform.

Spotify snapped up The Echo Nest in an effort to boost its music discovery engine. But the move was bad news for Rdio, which doesn't like the idea of sharing its data with rivals.

There's also the risk that Spotify could prevent competitors enjoying full access to The Echo Nest's music brain once their existing contracts are up.

Speaking to CNBC, Rdio CEO Anthony Bay said, "As far as we are concerned, they were a good partner, but we have other good partners and we'll move on."

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.