Digster.fm , the music playlist service created by Universal Music Group Distribution, is now integrated with music subscription service Rdio. The service launched in late July and initially made its playlists available at Spotify.
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Digster.fm works with Rdio in two ways: First, playlists available at www.digster.fm include a Rdio logo that links to the playlist at the Rdio service. Second, Digster.fm has a profile on Rdio that users can follow
Rdio users can subscribe to Digster.fm playlists as well as follow Digster.fm (it works just like following somebody on Twitter). Digster.fm can be found in the search field of the Rdio's "People" section. Spotify does not offer a people search function, but users of Spotify Free, the ad-supported version of the service, who click on display ads for Digster can peruse and subscribe to its playlists.
The service helps listeners make sense of immensely large catalogs of music. Unlike some other music recommendation services, these playlists are curated by music lovers, enthusiasts and experts. The collection of over 100 playlists runs the gamut of genres, eras and occasions. For example, the "Fresh" playlists has music by Cali Swag District, Imelda May, Nikki Jean and 50 others. The shorter "Raver's Delight" playlist includes Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and 11 others. There are playlists for Halloween, weddings, road trips and workouts.
All Playlists available at Rdio and Spotify were created by UMGD employees using tracks from all labels offered by the services. Playlists created by Universal artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Cut Copy and We The Kings can be accessed at Digster.fm.