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How to transfer your Rdio music library to Spotify

by Jacob Kleinman | December 16, 2015December 16, 2015 10:00 am PDT


Rdio is officially shutting down and, if you’ve been using the service for a while, you’re probably looking for an easy way to transfer your hand-crafted music library over to another service. Thankfully, Rdio and Spotify just released tools to make the transition as smooth as possible.

In a final goodbye post, Rdio includes a tool for downloading your library as a zip file. This isn’t the actual music, it’s just the data for all your favorite playlists, artists and saved music. From there, Spotify is offering its own import tool. Just drag the same zip file onto a special webpage and it will translate all the information into a Spotify account.

Of course, that only works if you’re interested in switching to Spotify. Converting that data to another service like Apple Music or Tidal won’t be as easy, but at least you’ll have your old Rdio information stored away for reference. Hopefully Pandora will also offer some sort of transition process once it relaunches Rdio as its own a la carte service, but the company still hasn’t revealed exactly when or how that will happen.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...