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Today we’re announcing an exciting update for iOS 8 that continues our commitment to creating the best music service in the world, tuned to you. Our latest update includes: - **CarPlay Support.** We’re one of the first music services to be integrated into Apple’s CarPlay. Control Rdio playback and navigate... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
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Today we’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to high-quality AAC audio. Listeners around the world now have four sound quality settings to choose from across iOS, Android, and the web. All Rdio users can choose between data-efficient 64 kbps all the way... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
[Daughtry][1] has been rocking for seven years strong now. Fronted by *American Idol* alum Chris Daughtry, the band has become one of the most successful acts to be even tangentially associated with the reality show, blowing past the small domestic screen to achieve international success. Their live performance for our... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
Rdio is proud to be the official streaming partner of [Culture Collide][1], the epic global music festival billed as a “convergence of inspiration.” After four years of running strong in Echo Park in Los Angeles, this year Culture Collide expands to three cities, hitting [San Francisco][3] (October 14-15), [Los Angeles][4]... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
The [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is hand-picked just for you every seven days and is the best way to test drive the very latest standouts across genres. The Playlist Notes below break down some of the week’s most vital albums, but don’t miss fresh debuts from [Museum Of Love][2] (a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
San Diego’s surf-loving rockers [Switchfoot][1] took to waves all over the world to explore the connection across foreign lands and bodies of water before writing and releasing the ninth album [*Fading West*][2] earlier this year. The quintet (brothers Jon and Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley) have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is a satisfying way to sample the best from several genres all at once. This week, we’re vibing with upbeat R&B singer [Tinashe][2], Norway's [Erlend Øye][3], Austin’s bluesy folk vanguard [Shakey Graves][4], Florida rockers [New Found Glory][5] and [Yellowcard][6] and sounds from down under... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Jon Pardi][1] isn’t your typical country music crooner; he’s the guy to go to when you’re ready to get the rowdy party started. Check out the Nashville singer-songwriter’s contribution to our live [Rdio Sessions][2] series for irrefutable proof. On it, he delivers new takes of some of his biggest hits... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist features an international roster of fresh music, including just-dropped releases from American artists [Kat Edmonson][2], [Colbie Caillat][3], [Finch][4], American-Chilean artist [Nicolas Jaar][5], and transcontinental act [The Black Opera][6]. But that’s just the beginning; press play and read the Playlist Notes below for the rundown... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The new music documentary [*Take Me To The River*][1] is a quintessential journey into America’s musical soul. The story of how Memphis and Mississippi Delta music legends came together with modern rap and R&B stars to record a new album features a rich soundtrack of well-known talent like [Mavis Staples][2]... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Are you experienced with [Jimi Hendrix][1]? Load up on great moments from the guitar god and the many artists he has influenced now in honor of today's opening of the motion picture [*Jimi: All Is By My Side*][10], which stars Andre “3000” Benjamin of [Outkast][9] fame and is directed by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Rdio Blog
For the past decade, London’s [Hyperdub][6] has brought the emerging sounds of the electronic underground to light. The label takes listeners on a tour of the soulful edge of genres big and small, from footwork and garage to techno and R&B. An unspoken soulful quality brings together what is on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Melbourne’s [Strange Talk][1] has gotten rave reviews for their concerts, where their energy and charisma has won them a growing legion of fans. We’re excited to now have an opportunity to share their special onstage synth pop magic with listeners all around the world. The quartet (Stephen Docker, Gerard Sidhu,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist features the intergenerational collaboration between [Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga][2], plus new grooves from Swedish masked men [Goat][4], country star [Lee Ann Womack][5], Norway’s heartthrob [Sondre Lerche][6] and UK synth pop legends [Erasure][7]. You’ll hear a lot more once you press play; the Playlist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Hot off the presses is the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, hand-picked each week to bring you the best of the bunch across genres. This week, we’re air jamming to the third solo album from guitar hero [Slash][2], deciphering the myriad influences in the latest works from avant classical artist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Rdio Blog
In their brief two-year history, British breakout band [The 1975][1] have already reached heights that most artists dream of achieving with their era-blurring blend of rock, pop and New Wave. Turns out the youthful quartet (Matt Healy, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel) have played together in various guises... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Rdio Blog
When we recently announced that curated radio stations were now a core, free feature at Rdio, [we teased you][1] with some upcoming news about the next phase of Rdio stations. Today, we are excited to reveal our first-ever hosted Rdio station. Los Angeles singer/songwriter [BANKS][2] is our first host, taking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll get a hand-picked overview of the best songs of the week across genres every seven days. Right now, if you can picture it, we’re throwing our hands in the air to the latest EDM anthem by [Calvin Harris featuring John Newman][2],... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Indie rockers [Tokyo Police Club][1] returned to the world earlier this year with an album of bright and fun songs with polished pop leanings that hit the top 20 in their native Canada. Recorded live at South By Southwest in Austin earlier this year, the band’s contribution to our [Rdio... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Rdio Blog
By Marc Ruxin I was six when I first fell for music. I raided my parent’s record collection, skipped the classical records, didn’t quite understand jazz or blues, but fell hard for The Beatles. Although it was the music that made me smile, it was also the act of pulling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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By Joe Armenia Rdio has always focused on giving music fans the best access to the artists they love while also coming up with new ways for them to discover their next new favorites. The promise of discovery through people has always been paramount at Rdio, and we get really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Rising Nashville stars Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, better known as [Dan + Shay][1], have graced us with the first country edition of [Rdio Sessions][2], our intimate live series performed for listeners like you. The set, recorded in Nashville, features songs from their debut album [*Where It All Began*][3], including... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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By Chris Becherer A great music service should let you listen any way you want. Sometimes, like when you’re driving or hosting friends, that means “turning on the radio” and letting the service do the work. Other times, you want complete control of what you’re hearing, such as when a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist will turn you on to artists like art punk act [Half Japanese][2], a capella wonders [Pentatonix][3] and soul and jazz musician [Diggs Duke][4]. Mostly though, this will be remembered as the week that blessed us with not one but *two* releases from [Prince][15]. Thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Ready for the hottest songs of the week? Our [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is always hand-picked for your listening pleasure (don’t forget to subscribe so you can get it automatically each week). On the singles front, there’s a killer new ballad by [Jessie Ware][2] co-written by rising star/VMA winner [Ed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Rdio Blog