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The [New Music Weekly][1] playlist will make you dance, rock and swoon. The hand-picked mix features only the very best of the latest offerings, including the unexpectedly fast return of British electronic idol [Aphex Twin][2], a beautiful techno mix from DJ [Nina Kraviz][3], a new EP from anti-folk hero [Emmy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rdio Blog
The late composer and artist [Antônio Carlos Jobim][1] did more to put Brazilian music on the world map than almost anyone before him or since his passing. (He would have turned 88 on January 25.) The man behind the music for the bossa nova classic "The Girl From Ipanema" amassed... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
Today, we’re pleased to announce our expansion across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Through our exclusive partnership with mobile phone network provider [Digicel][2], Rdio will be available in 24 new markets and an additional seven regions. In the coming weeks, Digicel will offer all prepaid data customers 30... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Last September we introduced Favorites on Rdio, allowing listeners to quickly collect their favorite songs, albums, stations, artists and playlists with the tap of a button. Now we’re adding even more functionality to Favorites — four new features make it easier than ever to listen to the songs you love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
LA’s [Ty Dolla $ign][1] has created his own seductive musical space that straddles rap and R&B. The songwriter and producer considers himself a singer over a rapper, but he’s got bars that put average MCs to shame. If you’ve never heard him before, now is the time to get acquainted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We always have fun putting together your [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, a collection of the very best new songs that you can receive each week by subscribing. The current set celebrates the return of Glasgow indie darlings [Belle and Sebastian][2] and French DJ [Étienne De Crécy][4], introduces the sound of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Rdio Blog
As we celebrate the life and legacy of [Martin Luther King, Jr.][2] today, we’re also enjoying this user-created [Selma Soundtrack playlist][1]. Anjelica Loza's set features songs that appear in the feature film *Selma,* including the Golden Globe winning anthem [“Glory”][3] by Common and John Legend, timeless tunes from [Otis Redding][5]... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today, we’re happy to announce that Rdio is now available in India. With this launch, we’re bringing users the largest catalog ever to be available in India. Experience over 32 million songs in 43 languages from global, regional and local labels. Users can also choose from hundreds of curated stations,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Women threaten to steal the spotlight in the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, which includes songs by singer/rapper [Kat Dahlia][2] and soul shaker [Jazmine Sullivan][3] (as well as [Meghan Trainor][7] and [Ella Henderson][9], who you’ll read more about in the Playlist Notes below). But don’t worry, the men also get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The short but impactful life of [Aaliyah][1] left behind an enormous musical legacy that continues to influence the young stars of today. Her 1994 debut album brought the hit singles "Back and Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)" and earned Double Platinum sales status in the United States... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Rdio’s Artist to Watch for January has already kicked off the year with a powerful anthem for the new generation. [Bea Miller][1], a self-taught singer with a knack for creating memorable songs that flirt with pop punk sensibilities. You’ll feel it on her fiery debut EP, where she co-wrote two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We’re happy to start 2015 with some exciting partnership news we’ve announced at CES, the International Consumer Electronics Show, that highlights our commitment to providing users around the world with access to music everywhere they are. Today, we’re unveiling an exclusive partnership with [Bosch][1] that integrates Rdio into dashboards of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The first [New Music Weekly][1] playlist of the year is bursting with fresh sounds from all over the world! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the playlist so that you get each new one as it drops.) 2015 is off to a great start with new singles from artists like country... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today we are flicking our invisible lighters high in the air for one of the most important live albums of all time. It’s been 39 years this week since English guitar hero [Peter Frampton][1] dropped [*Frampton Comes Alive! (Deluxe Edition)*][2]. Recorded live in San Francisco, New York and Pittsburgh, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Before we blast off into the sounds of 2015, we’ve still got time to check out a few dozen more of the most epic albums of this year! Check out these Top 10 Albums of 2014 as decided by some of our favorite young artists: Electropop duo [Sylvan Esso][1] had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Joni Mitchell’s][1] 1971 album [**Blue**][2] is considered to be one of the finest in the singer/songwriter genre. It’s a stark, brutally honest work that continues to inspire both listeners and other musicians today. From the opening strains of “All I Want” to the classic cuts “River” and “A Case of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We continue our look back on the year in music with some personal favorites from artists we loved in 2014. Below you’ll find an incredible portrait of how vibrant the sounds have been over the last 12 months thanks to our first set of artist Top 10 charts: LA rockers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Today, we’re releasing a new update to our iOS devices with some brand new search and social features we’ve know you’ve been waiting for: - **Search and Play.** Tap the new play button in search results to instantly play music. - **Comment Likes.** Tap Like on any comment to give... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Rdio Blog
For many, the warm vocal tones of legendary folk singer and actor [Burl Ives][1] is identified as *the* voice of Christmas through his songs and as the voice of Sam the Snowman. And it was for sure one of the late star's favorite occasions, having released albums about Christmas Eve,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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], [East India Youth][2], [Twin Shadow][4], [Echosmith][5], and [Vance Joy][6] for the songs that they loved so much they practically... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 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 Dec 16, 2014 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 Dec 15, 2014 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 Dec 12, 2014 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