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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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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
For the past five years, we know you've looked forward to hearing new music on Rdio every Tuesday in the US, Canada and many other parts of the world. Starting this week, all new releases will now go live on Fridays around the world. No longer will you be jealous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Rdio’s curated stations feature handpicked highlights from some of the world's most exciting music labels and cultural influencers. Whether they're curating a label’s catalog, genre specialty or just the music staffers are most excited about right now, turn on new stations, all individually chosen by some of our favorite members... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Happy Monday! Time to rewind the clock back 50 years to take in the seminal works of [The Velvet Underground][1] for today’s #MonoMonday flashback. [Peel Slowly And See: 1965-1969][2] collects up the four studio albums that were led by the late Lou Reed: *The Velvet Underground & Nico,* *White Light/White... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Rdio Blog
[The Railers][1] are proud ambassadors of an exciting and vibrant current sound coming out of Tennessee, so it’s only right that this classically trained quartet, who you may know from the exhilarating single “Kinda Dig The Feeling,” has earned this month’s Nashville Rising spotlight. Currently putting the finishing touches on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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British synthpop trio [Years & Years][1] (Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen) kicked off the year with the anthemic hit single “King,” which soared to number one in the UK and hit the top 10 in 10 other countries around the world. Now, as the BBC Sound of 2015... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll automatically receive our curated, multi-genre tour through the best of the week. This week, we’re highlighting fresh tunes from country singer [Easton Corbin][2], indie rock act [Matt Pond PA][3], downtempo legends [Tosca][4], electro disco stunner [LA Priest][5], O.G. rockers [311][6], Odd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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We are thrilled to welcome the deep catalog of [AC/DC][1], Australia’s greatest hard rock import of all time, to Rdio — it’s now streaming for the first time! The group’s 17 studio albums, four live albums and two soundtracks are all here, starting from 1975’s debut [*High Voltage*][2] and running... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Rdio Blog
“When Smokey sings, I hear violins,” sang Martin Fry of [ABC][1] in one of that band’s late 80s singles. Mr. Fry was right, no other Motown singer sounded quite like Smokey Robinson. His tight tenor and soulful, pleading lyrics propelled [Smokey Robinson and the Miracles][2] to an eternal pop pedestal.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Rdio Blog
This [New Music Weekly][1] playlist packs in bright tunes just in time for summer! Take in the key offerings from this week’s heavy hitters (described in the Playlist Notes below) and discover some acts that may be new to you. Bask in sunny West Coast vibes from the twins in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Long Island rockers [Taking Back Sunday][1] are the latest to do the [Rdio Sessions][2] honors and perform a live set for your ears only! Recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, the four-song set is performed by the band’s classic lineup and features commentary for each track, including a playful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Very few rock bands leap into the public eye as fully-formed icons. Chrissie Hynde and [Pretenders][1] did just that with their self-titled 1980 debut, which turns 35 years old this year. [Pretenders][2] featured three singles: a cover of the Kinks’ [“Stop Your Sobbing”][3] (produced by Nick Lowe), [“Kid,”][4] and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Now there are even more ways to enjoy the music on Rdio from your easy chair. We— along with our partner Amazon—are proud to announce [Rdio for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick!][1] Amazon Fire TV connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment, offering on demand music,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist will introduce you to the absolute best tunes that have just dropped, including albums from German electronic producing legend [Giorgio Moroder][2] and [DJ Koze][3], Aussie indie pop act [Alpine][4], Cut Copy bassist [Ben Browning][5], and British electronic duo [Monarchy[6], plus more highlights you’ll read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Los Angeles duo Liz Nistico and Louie Diller aka [HOLYCHILD][1] like to call their irreverent blend of musical influences and sassiness “brat pop.” As you’ll hear on the latest [Rdio Session][2], it’s a sound that they describe as “one-half rebellion and one-half entertainment,” and they give it their absolute all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal, better known as the UK duo [Tears for Fears][1], scored big on the pop charts in 1985 with [*Songs from the Big Chair*][2]. The album went to number one in the U.S. and featured two chart-topping singles: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout.”... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Rdio Blog