March 08, 2012 08:00 ET

Monstro Powers Social Music Chart SXSW Edition

Monstro Launches Mobile Chart for SXSW Attendees, Making It Easy to Navigate and Discover the Trending Music/Events Sorted by Venue and Genre

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Monstro (, the new music site that captures all music shared on Twitter to discover new artists, launches the Monstro Social Music Chart SXSW Edition. The chart provides attendees with instant, up-to-date information about the artists and music events that are trending at any given moment, the schedule and venues of music acts, which can be sorted by genre. In addition, users can interact, via Twitter, with artists and listen to their music via Rdio. By culminating tweets shared about SXSW, the chart provides a simple, immediate way for fans to interact with artists and discover break-out hits, and artists can respond to and engage with their fans.

"Like Monstro, our goal is to help people discover music and their integration of our API into the Monstro Social Music Chart SXSW Edition gives music fans a great opportunity to listen to the SXSW artists trending each day, instantly via Rdio," said Marisol Segal, Executive Director, Marketing, Rdio.

"Monstro's Social Music Chart SXSW Edition is perfect for everyone in Austin to see the SXSW artists that are trending each day -- or hour. Monstro easily syncs 2,000+ artists into a bite sized app to allow you to discover new artists, and use Monstro Artist Mixes on Rdio to listen to those new artists before their shows," said Gill Holland, sonaBLAST! Records. "And don't forget to check out the sonaBLAST! artists showcasing on Wednesday at Valhalla."

As SXSW 2012 boasts more than 2,000 music acts performing on over 100 stages at numerous venues throughout Austin, it can be challenging to focus on the logistics of who's playing and where, and which bands are the most buzz-worthy. The Monstro Social Music Chart SXSW Edition delivers an easy way for attendees, anytime, anywhere, to access on their mobile phones the schedule of events, which can be sorted by genre, time and location.

SXSW attendees who want to know which artists are trending at any given time can easily access the Monstro Social Music Chart SXSW Edition, and sort it by genre. Trending charts include the Top Daily that shows the hottest bands/artists on a given day of the show, or the Top SXSW Show that lists the top artists for the entire show.

"We want to make it easy for SXSW attendees to see which artists are trending and select which artists to see, and interact with those artists. And, we want to provide a way for artists to interact with their fans," said Jeff Fedor, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Monstro. "We think we've done that by developing the free Monstro Social Music Chart SXSW Edition."

To start using Monstro Social Music Chart SXSW Edition, go to

About Monstro
Monstro is the first music site to unleash the power of Twitter for music search, music sharing and music discovery. Monstro captures all the music shared on Twitter, identifies that music in leading catalogs and automatically creates and updates playlists of the music you, your friends and favorite artists share. Monstro connects music tweets to the top music stores and services. Monstro only links to legal and legitimate music sources. Screen shots and more information can be found at

About Rdio
Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 12 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists and more are listening to in real time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that's available everywhere -- on the web, in-home or in-car, on tablets or mobile phones, and even offline.

Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal and Denmark, Rdio is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Skype and Mangrove Capital Partners. For more information and to sign up, visit

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