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We can’t wait for you to explore the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, which is always a veritable sonic gumbo! This week, the recipe includes a dash of indie/electronic duo [Tanlines][2], a serving of rare B-Side action from country star [Jon Pardi][3], a family-sized portion from mother-and-son duo [Madisen Ward... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
Today we are taking time to honor the life and music of the great [B.B. King][1]. You can find countless hours of the iconic blues player’s songs on Rdio, but the 45 songs in Geffen’s [*Complete Collection*][2] offer a brilliant overview of King in the studio and on stages across... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rdio Blog
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We're thrilled to announce a brand new way to enjoy your favorite music, combining radio and on-demand listening for one low price. With [Rdio Select][1], enjoy endless ad-free stations on your mobile device and keep 25 mobile downloads to play anytime. As an Rdio Select subscriber, you can: - Enjoy... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is highly classified and full of surprises! Here’s a little taste of what we can tell you about for now before you listen (and read the Playlist Notes): You’ll be hearing the musical debut of *X-Files* star [David Duchovny][2], something catchy from Canada’s [Patrick... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Rdio Blog
As [U2][1] begins the epic iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour on May 14 in Vancouver, BC, we are rocking out to the band’s classic album [*The Joshua Tree*][2] on this #MonoMonday! With enduring supernovas like “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The legacy of [Nirvana][1] frontman Kurt Cobain is indisputable. And with the new film [*Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck*][2], which premiered recently on HBO, filmmaker Brett Morgen gives the world an unflinching, powerful, and often moving glimpse into the life and the art of this reluctant “voice of a generation.”... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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May’s Nashville Rising artist is [Chris Stapleton][1], a distinctive artist who after years as a music industry veteran in bands and behind the scenes as a performer and writer is now stepping out with an expansive first solo album called [*Traveller*][2]. Listen to songs like the [title track][3] and [“Tennessee... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We love assembling the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist for you because we get to pick all the best songs across genres every seven days! This week, that means the return of California garage hero [Mikal Cronin][2], a vocal take from actors [Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan][3], neo-soul groove from Australia’s... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today is Star Wars Day so we're traveling back to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away! Listen to John Williams' majestic score for the original 1977 film on [*The Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition*][1] and it won't be long before you conjure up... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Rdio Blog
20-year-old Shamir Bailey, or simply [Shamir][1], is Rdio’s first global selection for our Artist to Watch spotlight. We only highlight artists who we feel will break through to the next level and this Las Vegas native is quite possibly poised to take over the world! His unique vocals soar over... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist features hand-picked highlights from only the best releases of the week, such as the new EP from singer [Rae Morris][2], piano compositions by [Delia Gonzalez][3], and the return of rockers [Everclear][4]. There’s even more to discover that you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today we kick off the week by partying to the tribal love rock sounds from a classic American musical and movie! Take a trip back in time to greet the hippies of the freewheeling Sixties with [*Hair: Original Broadway/Off Broadway Cast Recordings*][1]. Whether you’re rediscovering these songs or hearing them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Rdio is pleased to join the [San Francisco Film Society][7] as the exclusive *Music in Film* partner for the [San Francisco International Film Festival][8] (April 23-May 7, 2015), providing the soundtrack to the festival and serving as the official presenter for [Cibo Matto’s “Live and Onstage”][9] program on May 5... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Rdio Blog
As promised, today we’ve got even more for your fine ears from Rdio’s Artist to Watch act [Milo Greene][1]! This time LA’s cinematic pop band that’s been on everyone’s lips has recorded an exclusive [Rdio Session][2] for our intimate series. The four-song live set, recorded at Decibelle Studios in San... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Take a spring fling with your latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist! Chances are you’ll fall in love with the infectious rap cadence of [Young Thug][2], the rock timelessness of [Built To Spill][3], the pop-rock bounce of [We Are Scientists][4] and the indie/electronic rhythms of Australia’s [Miami Horror][5], to name a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
This year marks [Frank Sinatra's][1] centennial and we wanted to celebrate an iconic release from Ol' Blue Eyes. Released in 1958 and nominated for a GRAMMY for Album of the Year, [*Come Fly With Me*][2] was Sinatra's first collaboration with the arranger and conductor, [Billy May][3]. The album was themed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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 Apr 14, 2015 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 Apr 14, 2015 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 Apr 13, 2015 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