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It’s time to recap the top tunes of the year, and who better to share their obsessions than the artists themselves? We asked friends like [Shawn Mendes][11], [Fifth Harmony][3], [Ingrid Michaelson][1], [Little Boots][2],[Twin Shadow][4], [Echosmith][5], and [Vance Joy][6] for the songs that they loved so much they practically wanted to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rdio Blog
Have you seen any good films lately? The latest hand-picked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, which features music from the original soundtracks of [*Into The Woods*][4], [*Inherent Vice*][2] and [*Unbroken*][3] may just give you a few ideas. The set also features a taste of the best of country star [Toby Keith][5]... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rdio Blog
In September, we introduced a big update for Rdio listeners on iOS, Android and the web, including a greatly enhanced free radio experience and a host of new music discovery and organization features. Today, we’re bringing all of those improvements to [Windows Phone][1] users around the world. New features include:... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rdio Blog
Today begins Rdio’s 12 Days of Holiday Stations to serve all of your musical needs for the rest of the year! Stay tuned to discover a new station highlighted each day on [Facebook][5] until Christmas. It all begins with a partridge in a pear tree, and today that means a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
As this major year for music winds down, it’s time to discover the releases that stayed in your permanent heavy rotation this year. We've crunched all the numbers to bring you the [top songs and albums of 2014][8]. Who did you love the most? The flawless [Beyoncé][1] took the top... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We’re thrilled to present [Rdio Covers: 2014][1], an incredibly fun and unique way to enjoy the year’s hottest songs. We've commissioned many of our favorite emerging artists to cover the undeniable anthems of 2014 and the results are surprising and wonderful! Among the highlights to expect with Rdio Covers 2014... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist now to receive a hand-picked playlist of the latest tunes each week. This week’s set includes funniness courtesy of [*The Kroll Show*][2], a brand new song from Sir [Paul McCartney][3], a techno-fied EP from [James Blake][5], plus reissued goodies from [Otis Redding][6] and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist celebrates the past as well as the present with the inclusion of a rare selection from alt rock heroes [Pixies][2] and highlights from the latest [Soul Jazz][3] history of disco and boogie from 1978-82 alongside brand new tunes from Australian neo-soul outfit [Hiatus Kaiyote][4],... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Rdio Blog
You dug our [Black Friday playlists][4] so much last year that we decided to focus on Cyber Monday for this spin around the Earth! Soundtrack your surfing and shopping with the help of some of our friends who have compiled exclusive playlists for you: [Cyber Motown Monday][2] is a fun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Rdio Blog
So much has been written about [Dusty Springfield’s][1] seminal 1969 album [*Dusty in Memphis,*][2] and for good reason. Nearly half a century later, the 11 songs that make up the original release (the [Deluxe version][5] contains additional tracks) form a perfectly-realized, sweetly produced collection of songs written by the pop... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest edition of our hand-picked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist (have you subscribed yet?) is a great way to familiarize yourself with the latest hot releases from some of the biggest names in the business as well as the artists who are creating a buzz right now, like New Zealand... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Today we're celebrating the 45th anniversary of the self-titled third album by [The Velvet Underground][1]. Check out the brand new deluxe reissue of [*The Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary/Deluxe Edition)*][2], featuring the original 10 songs (all penned by the late [Lou Reed][3]) and the addition of a dozen songs recorded live... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Soundtracks get some peak screen time in this week’s [New Music Weekly][1] playlist with highlights from [*Annie*][2] (featuring Sia) and the new concert film by [Depeche Mode][3]. There’s also a spotlight on veteran stars such as [Bryan Ferry][14] and international electronic acts like France’s [Gotan Project][4] and Canada’s [Loscil][5], but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Less than a year after [The Smiths][1] released their self-titled debut album in 1984, the band emerged with [*Hatful of Hollow*][2], a compilation album of singles, B-Sides and songs recorded at BBC Radio 1 that has come to be just as seminal. Though three decades have passed, this collection remains... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Rdio Blog
You asked, we responded. Now you can start a conversation within Rdio by replying directly to any comment left on songs, albums and playlists. Or simply click the Like button on any comment if you just want to show your support. We’ll notify you when someone’s replied to or liked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We’re all about family here at Rdio. That’s why back in 2011 we were the first music service to offer a Family Plan so everyone could simultaneously enjoy Rdio -- anytime, anywhere, online, offline and on any device. Our Family Plan provides each family member access to more than 30... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We do all the sonic homework each release day so that your [New Music Weekly][1] playlist has a great balance of styles and substance. The latest edition features icons like [Whitney Houston][2], [Pink Floyd][3] and [Marianne Faithfull][4] and Simon and Garfunkel (the latter on the soundtrack for Reese Witherspoon’s new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Kraftwerk][1], the pioneering German act that has put its indelible stamp on hip-hop and electronic music for nearly half a century, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its fourth album *Autobahn*. The cruising 22-minute title track about the infamously fast motorway was an international hit and broke the group from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Taylor Swift][1] has solidified her spot as America's number one music ingénue, bridging the worlds of country and pop music. Now you can delve into Taylor's library of songs (other than the album "1989"). Check out now-classics like ["We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,"][2] ["I Knew You Were Trouble"][3]... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to our hand-picked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll get an epic and diverse set each week. This week, we’re taking in the third album from [Mariachi El Bronx][3] (the mariachi alter ego of hardcore band The Bronx), partying with the boys of young UK pop act [The Vamps][2],... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Germany’s Marco Niemerski, better known as [Tensnake][1], is the first artist in the world to present a DJ set for his [Rdio Session][2]. Recorded live at this year’s SXSW extravaganza, the performance includes songs from his album [*Glow*][3]. He also deftly weaves in extended club versions of career highlights like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest, hot off the presses [New Music Weekly][1] playlist should be a real treat for people who like a little bit of everything in the mix. The Playlist Notes below will give you the 411 on the big releases of the week, but there are also several sleeper gems... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Relax, [Rdio’s Halloween Stations][1] have you so completely covered for the holiday, all you really have to worry about now is what your costume will be and how much candy you plan on eating. (Pro tip: The calories don’t really count when everything is “fun sized.”) Whether you are having... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Though [*Thriller*][1] wasn't released until a month after Halloween in 1982, [Michael Jackson's][2] seminal album is still an ardent tribute to the holiday that embraced the King of Pop's passions for costume and fantasy — as best evidenced in the glorious 14-minute music video for the title track that's replete... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Tune in to the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to hear killer collaborations like the unlikely pairing of singer [Scott Walker and experimental metal band Sunn O)))][3], plus the hotly anticipated full-length debut of Canadian dance singer [Kiesza][4], the latest baritone-drenched effort from [Mark Lanegan Band][5] and samples of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Rdio Blog