|Billboard sat down with the CEO of Rdio, Anthony Bay, to talk about the crowded streaming music space and what the future may hold.|
The first thing I would say is that, in fact, if you take the U.S. market, Netflix Hulu and Amazon are all pretty big. So there isn't only one, there's three. And they're different. So the question I think is, over time, how do music services create a unique experience for customers? The other thing is that what you described is true in the United States, but not true anywhere else in the world. This is the only country of any scale that has statutory licensing. So in the United States you have a lot of noise, you have a lot of services which can't exist in other places because they are relying on statutory licensing. Pandora fits into that bucket, Songza fits there.