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Since dropping the infectious street single “Versace” in 2013, an anthem that eventually landed on the actual Versace runway, Atlanta’s [Migos][1] has been making a steady and audible impact on the flow of rap music — and the flow of your favorite rappers. The trio (Quavo, Takeoff and Offset) are... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Rdio Blog
Forty years after its original 1968 release, Irish singer/songwriter [Van Morrison][2] performed songs from his acclaimed album, “Astral Weeks” at the Hollywood Bowl. The musician’s [fifth live album][1] was recorded over two nights and includes beloved hits like, “Gloria,” and “Sweet Thing” alongside “Beside You” and “The Way Young Lovers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rdio Blog
Top selling Mexican rock provocateurs [Enjambre][1] are expert at melding vintage sounds and nostalgia with modern wit for fans on both sides of the border. The band’s live performance for [Rdio Sessions][2] features songs from the most recent album *Proaño* (which was certified Gold in Mexico) as well as the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
The latest edition of the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist mingles classic icons with emerging voices, from metal heroes [Motörhead][2] and the psychedelic live vibes of [The Jimi Hendrix Experience][3] to Aussie rockers [Atlas Genius][4] and otherworldly New Zealand singer [Tamaryn][5]. Dig into the [Rdio New Releases][6] pages to browse everything... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
Very few artists can boast the varied and prolific career of [Elvis Costello] [1], with 30 albums to his credit and collaborations with artists as diverse as the [Brodsky Quartet] [2] and [The Roots] [3]. As Elvis turns 61 years old August 25, let’s return to the album that started... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Tapped into that brilliant line between retro and cutting edge, indie pop and electro, [Joywave][1] has nailed the balance of making irresistibly fun songs that stay repeat-worthy. The Rochester, New York quintet (singer Daniel Armbruster, Joseph Morinelli on guitar, bassist Sean Donnelly, Benjamin Bailey on keys and drummer Paul Brenner)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Getting to share a bumper crop of new music with you is our favorite time of the week! Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to automatically receive a fresh set handpicked for you every Friday. It’s a banner week for blockbuster releases, including a surprise album from beatmaster [Dr.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today’s #MonoMonday presents one of your favorite classic American artists in a way he’s never been heard before! [James Taylor’s][1] [1968 self-titled debut album][2] has been remastered for sonic quality. But that’s not all — the new version of the album features the original recordings of two of his most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We scour the world to select the songs that go on each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist. This week features many international artists that you’ll enjoy musically familiarizing yourself with, including Welsh rockers [Neck Deep][2], Massachusetts indie hip-hop duo [Aer][3], UK downtempo revivalists [Slime][4], Latin pop/rock powerhouse [Julieta Venegas][5], Canadian electronic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Rdio is the home to endless stations, tuned to you. And now we’re proud to announce free access to live broadcast radio, beginning with 500 stations owned and operated by our partner, [Cumulus Media][1]. In addition to artist stations, hand-curated stations and You FM, your personalized station, you can now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Rdio Blog
It’s been called “one of the 50 albums that changed music.” It’s regularly cited as one of the best albums of all time. Twenty years ago, [Radiohead's][1] second album, [The Bends] [2], took [Thom Yorke] [3] and the band from the grunge influence of their debut album to a finely-crafted,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Our [New Music Weekly][1] playlist highlights the key releases across genres; subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days! The current set brings you a taste of modern surf rock from [La Luz][2], mellow pop ‘n R&B by [Night Beds][3], youthful old soul from [The Mynabirds][4], stirring folk by [Small... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Born in Texas and musically bred in Tennessee, [Andrew Combs][1] has made waves from Nashville to the world for his strong and honest songwriting on his album [*All These Dreams*][2]. Paired with his subtle grace as a vocalist and guitarist and a young ear for vintage sounds and sensibilities, songs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Fronted by the charismatic vocalist and guitarist Ellie Rowsell, British act [Wolf Alice][1] has been captivating listeners across the globe with their new debut album [*My Love Is Cool*][2]. We’re highlighting Wolf Alice as our Artist To Watch for August since we think they’re poised to break out big with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Twenty years ago this summer, British band [Pulp][1], led by charismatic singer/songwriter [Jarvis Cocker][2] took to the stage at the Glastonbury as a last-minute fill in for [The Stone Roses][3]. It was a stroke of luck that helped the band’s fifth album, the uncommonly smart [*Different Class*][4] become a commercial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Time to dive right into your latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to hear the top highlighted songs hand-picked just for you. Remember to subscribe so that you’ll never miss a beat! This week, we’re checking out the long-awaited album from Florida rapper [Gunplay][2], UK indie rockers [The Maccabees][3], electronic jazz... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Rdio Blog
It’s hard to imagine today that a song as intimate, honest, and powerful as [“At Seventeen"][1] would go on to sell millions. But [Janis Ian][2] struck a chord 40 years ago, when her 1975 landmark album [Between the Lines][3] sold nearly 2 million records and won her a Grammy. Although... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Lock in to each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist by clicking subscribe; then, sit back and enjoy your handpicked set of the latest highlights across genres! This week, that means new music from artists like electronic soul wanderer [Seven Davis Jr.][2], Syrian cult favorite [Omar Souleyman][3], indie rock outfit [On An... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Rdio Blog
British techno-pop pioneers [Depeche Mode][1], formed in 1980, were already a staple on the U.K. charts and college radio in the U.S. when they released [*Violator*][2] twenty-five years ago. But upon its release, [Violator][2] catapulted the group into superstardom. Boasting four big singles, “Personal Jesus,” “The Policy of Truth,” “World... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is an opportunity for you to discover the best new tunes across genres just as they’ve dropped; subscribe and you’ll automatically get a new one every Friday! This week, we’re digging collaborations such as [Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses][2] and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Rdio Blog
British angel of electropop [Little Boots][1] is the latest artist to bless us with a live show to be recorded for our intimate [Rdio Sessions][2] series. Her set features "Taste It," which appears on her brand new album *Working Girl* and was previewed for Rdio fans first during the recording.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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In January, we announced an exclusive global partnership with [Bosch][1] to bring Rdio into the dashboards of vehicles that support [Bosch’s mySPIN infotainment system][4]. As of July 1, we’re excited to announce that Rdio Unlimited subscribers can now use Rdio directly within their Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Rdio is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We recently welcomed the work of rock gods [AC/DC][1] to our catalog, and thought it was a good time to revisit their classic 1979 album [*Highway to Hell*][2] for this week's #MonoMonday. Highway was the band’s fifth album and the last to feature Bon Scott as lead singer, who died... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Rdio Blog
After making international waves with her debut single, the electro pop anthem “OctaHate,” which was co-written by Charli XCX, [Ryn Weaver][1] now brings the love to our latest [Rdio Session][2], recently recorded at SXSW. Enjoy her five song set culled from her debut album [*The Fool*][3], which she created with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We're now on Fridays! Yes, we have a lot of fun assembling each hand-picked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist for your listening enjoyment and education — make sure to subscribe so you never miss a beat! This week, we’re excited about the heavy hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog