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Musician, visual artist, fashion designer, mom, best-selling author: [Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon][1] is all those things, and more. Kim’s recent memoir, [Girl in a Band][2], documents her career as an artist and musician, as well as her marriage to bandmate [Thurston Moore][3]. It's an international success, inspiring legions of new... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the lovingly curated [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll never miss another beat from the best sound picks of the week! This week, we’re welcoming back acts like legendary English rockers [Wire][2], road trip gurus [Dwight Yoakam][3] and [Calexico][4] and New York rhythm mavericks [Ava Luna][5], plus more... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
[The Replacements][1] are currently re-energized and on the first tour in 25 years, which makes it a perfect time to spotlight this important band’s career with the help of today’s MonoMonday, their 1987 release, [*Pleased To Meet Me*][3]. Recorded in Memphis, this album featured Big Star singer Alex Chilton on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rdio Blog
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Ok, so we've totally been waiting for Season 5 of [“Game Of Thrones”][6] to start. Our calendars are set, our phone alarms will go off to the tune of [“The Main Title"][1] by [Ramin Djawadi][7], and we're ready. Really really ready. But in case you're not as prepared, some new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog
This week we celebrate the life and music of [Billie Holiday][1], who would have turned 100 on Tuesday. She brought real emotion to the American songbook and set the standard for nearly every jazz vocalist to follow. Completely ahead of her time, Lady Day's struggles in her own life came... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Rdio is bringing you even closer to your favorite bands. Now with our Songkick integration, you can easily see who’s scheduled to be in concert near you, as soon as tour dates are announced. You can even grab tickets while you listen! Watch for tour dates in a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Play the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist for your personal tour of the best sounds dropping right now! This week, that means the return of Beach Boys legend [Brian Wilson][2] and other heavy hitters mentioned in the Playlist Notes below, plus buzzy acts like Sydney DJ [Alison Wonderland][3], Nashville singer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Tune in to our [Nashville Rising][1] station, featured in our Top Stations and Country categories under Browse, to stay on the pulse of what’s happening in Music City! This month’s featured artist is [Cam][2], a singer-songwriter who has been steadily drawing praise for her commitment to craftsmanship and quality. Rooted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today marks the opening of the world champion [San Francisco Giants][1] season. After winning the last World Series, this team is unstoppable! Rdio is thrilled to be the [exclusive streaming music service][4] for the team for 2015. During all 81 home games, you'll discover musical moments inside the ballpark with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today we look back at a remarkable album that almost never saw the light of day! [Brian Wilson][1] first created [*Smile*][2] for the Beach Boys in 1966 and hoped to release it after their iconic *Pet Sounds* album, but the project was ultimately shelved due to a series of obstacles.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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[Joywave][1] gets the spotlight in this month’s Artist To Watch program. The Rochester, New York quintet (singer Daniel Armbruster, Joseph Morinelli on guitar, bassist Sean Donnelly, Benjamin Bailey on keys and drummer Paul Brenner) are now five years into their career and making their most memorable, upbeat songs to date.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Everyone here at Rdio couldn't be more excited to announce our partnership with the most famous cats on the block! We've teamed up with founders Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, Piano Cat, I Can Has Cheezburger cat, Maru, and Nyan Cat, to release a new service specifically for cats. After meeting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Ready for some fresh tunes? It’s time for your brand new, lovingly curated [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, the set that turns you on to the biggest and brightest offerings of the week. Today you’ll hear the buzzing country artist [Cam][2], Canadian indie rockers [Hollerado][3], Christian rapper [NF][4], English acoustic folk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today we are celebrating the 70th birthday of the mighty [Eric Clapton][1] here on Rdio! Travel back with us to 1992 and press play on Clapton's seminal [*Unplugged (Deluxe)*][2]. It is a pivotal album in his catalog, one that earned the artist an impressive six Grammy Awards: Album of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Today, we’re pleased to roll out new Label Stations on Rdio. Now you can listen to free radio stations individually curated by over 20 labels, like [Astralwerks][6], [Merge Records][7], [Def Jam][1], [Domino Recording Co][2], [MUTE][3], [Sub Pop][4] and [Warner Music Nashville][5]. Each station picks handpicked songs that both reflect either... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Happy Tuesday and welcome to the best sounding day of the week! It’s time for your handpicked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist — but if you’ve already subscribed to it, you may already know about it! We’ve got a really fun and eclectic selection for you this week, including the prolific... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Rdio Blog
[Buena Vista Social Club​][1] kicks off the week with some of the most iconic international ambience of the past 20 years. Listen to the self-titled and Platinum certified [*Buena Vista Social Club*][2] album, which topped the Billboard Latin, Tropical and World Album charts when it was released in 1997, for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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What’s more fun than enjoying your favorite music on Rdio? Enjoying it with a friend. Sharing is a unique part of the Rdio listening experience, and with three new features we’re introducing, you’ll find even more ways to share the sounds you love with your friends. - **Share Replies Keep... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to our hand-picked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll always be right on the pulse of the freshest releases. This week, that includes acts like rapper [Flo Rida][2], alt-country mavericks [Houndmouth][3], [Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott][4] leading The Chopin Project and the duo of [Seth Avett & Jessica... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Rdio Blog
If you haven’t yet met our [Nashville Rising][1] spotlight artist [Mickey Guyton][2], get ready to be blown away by a futuristic Texas born country singer who sings like [Loretta Lynn][5] and cites [Dolly Parton][6] and [Whitney Houston][7] as influences. Listen to her [Rdio Session][3] performance, which includes “Forever Love” and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist contains a wonderful assortment of tunes. Press play and discover both seasoned and fresh voices like [Lieutenant,][2] the new solo project from Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel; [Gang of Four][3], the post-punk vets who are now collaborating with Alison Mosshart of The Kills; Australia-via-England... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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[Madonna][1] is finally about to drop her highly anticipated 13th album *Rebel Heart* tomorrow, but today we're taking it all the way back to the very beginning of her memorable career. Her self-titled album [*Madonna*][2] was first released on July 27, 1983, about nine months after her debut single "Everybody"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Our March Artist to Watch is [Catfish and the Bottlemen][2], the Welsh garage rock act and international festival favorite that recently dropped their debut album [*The Balcony*][2] in North America. Produced by Jim Abbis (who’s worked with Adele, The Arctic Monkeys and Stereophonics, among others), *The Balcony* is a passionate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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[Mickey Guyton][1] is a breath of fresh air in country music, a gorgeous Texas native who grew up singing gospel from the age of five while taking on popular music’s biggest divas like [Dolly Parton][7] and [Whitney Houston][8]. Guyton’s pure country vocals have rare force and projection. Her debut EP... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Hear ye, hear ye, the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is now ready for your immediate and repeated consumption! This week, we’re vibing to a brand new EP from [Ringo Starr][2], digging the dancier sounds of the third album from [Moon Duo][3], rocking out with a little help from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Rdio Blog