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Today, we’re happy to announce a new milestone to Rdio’s integration within [SoundHound][1], the revolutionary sound search mobile app. With the introduction of a new feature called “Connect to Rdio,” after you tag a song in SoundHound, it will be automatically placed in a “SoundHound" playlist accessed from Rdio. Along... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rdio Blog
Film composer [Cliff Martinez][1] may have begun his career as the drummer for the [Red Hot Chili Peppers][3], but in the past two decades, he has emerged as one of Hollywood's most prolific film composers. A long-time relationship with the director [Steven Soderbergh][9] has led him to collaborate on over... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rdio Blog
A lot of songs are considered for each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, but only the best and most repeat-worthy ones make the cut. This week, we’re digging some pretty unique country releases thanks to a new album from *The Voice* judge [Blake Shelton][2] and an unlikely yet awesome compilation of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rdio Blog
It’s safe to say that the topic of women in pop music – if not pop culture – can be broken down into two distinct categories: before [Madonna][1] and after Madonna. Artists from across the spectrum have long cited Madge for her groundbreaking music videos, longevity, for breaking down stereotypes,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
We're excited to announce that Rdio is now available on [U][1], an innovative new browser that lets you control your music while you check your email, chat with friends or read the news. With Rdio’s app on U, you can pull up your favorite music and take it with you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to receive a new hand-picked set every seven days. This week, we’re dancing to the digital debut of [Benny Benassi featuring John Legend][2], taking in the sophomore album by British singer-songwriter [Alex Clare][3] and the first EP by Southern country singer [Sam Hunt][4]... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Rdio Blog
This week’s [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is a super lively one, and we’ve been practicing our dance moves with the help of the [*Step Up: All In* Original Motion Picture Soundtrack][2] and some hip-shaking retro tunes from [Elvis Presley][3]. We have also been getting loud with the latest long player... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The mighty Merge Records turns 25 this year, and hot on the heels of the label’s anniversary festival, they’ve created an exclusive playlist of their must-hear songs just for Rdio listeners. Clocking in at over 400 minutes (!), [Merge25: The Essentials][1] spans the label’s history, which grew from a tiny... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll always know the best highlights of the moment. This week, we’re tasting some Canadian delights, including the debut album from Drake-affiliated singer [PARTYNEXTDOOR][2], previously unheard songs from extinct indie rockers [The Unicorns][3], and an infectious new single from [Fences][4] featuring Macklemore... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Richard Linklater’s acclaimed film *Boyhood* was shot over the course of a dozen years, so you can see actor Ellar Coltrane age from 6 to 18 in a dizzying flash. This is not the only powerful dose of reality in this movie by a long shot, and you’re about to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Time is precious, so why not cut to the chase and just hear the best new songs of the week right away? Riders of the fast lane, kindly direct your listening attention to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, which features the first taste of upcoming albums by [Jessie Ware][2] and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We listen to everything that comes out each week in order to assemble the best songs in one place just for you. Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to automatically receive a new hand-picked set each Tuesday. This week’s edition brings a taste of the first album in five... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Rdio Blog
One of our most special types of exclusives is the Rdio Sessions series, which captures live recordings of intimate sets played for Rdio fans. Arizona rockers and Warped Tour favorites [The Maine][1] recently stopped by Faultline Studios in San Francisco to play a concert comprised of surprises. Listen to [Rdio... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Starting today, Rdio users on [Shazam][1] can finally go beyond the preview with full song playback on Shazam. Rdio subscribers that update your Shazam app can stream entire songs without ever leaving Shazam, making it even more seamless to discover and explore music. Plus you can continue to add your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Director Richard Linklater’s latest film [*Boyhood*][3] packs groundbreaking reality into a fictional film. American actor Ellar Coltrane, who stars with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, was cast at age six in 2002 with filming took place one week a year over the course of a dozen years. [Follow *Boyhood* on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The mercury is steadily rising on a blazing summer of music and the best way to know what’s hot is to subscribe to our [New Music Weekly playlist][1]. It refreshes automatically every Tuesday, so check back to hear the latest. For a taste of what’s happening this week, we’re grooving... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Rdio Blog
July begins with Maroon 5 lead singer [Adam Levine][1] contributing a tune for the hot new film *Begin Again*, the first release in a series of anticipated soundtracks coming this month. It’s also a week when R&B and soul are front and center, with new albums by [Trey Songz][2] and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we are growing our team with the acquisition of [TastemakerX][1], a leading music discovery and curation service. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
This week is a particularly fruitful one in the land of new music releases. For example, [Phish][1] comes back jamming after a five-year recorded absence, Atlanta’s shining metal band [Mastodon][2] drops a sixth full-length, LA indie rock act [Kitten][3] nails down a full length amidst lineup shuffles, smoldering soul singer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Rdio Blog
This year’s Rdio Sessions at SXSW featured a diverse lineup of up-and-comers performing exclusive live sets, with acts like Tokyo Police Club, Tensnake, Haerts, Little Boots and Ty Dolla $ign storming the stage. Now, for the first time since it all went down in Austin, you can hear the Rdio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We listen to all of the latest releases and select only the best for your [New Music Weekly playlist][1]. This week, we’re excited to share songs by Brooklyn indie rock acts [The Antlers][2], [Miniature Tigers][3], British sensation [Ed Sheeran][4] and LA punk band [Joyce Manor][12]. There are also several heavy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The wait is over: FIFA World Cup is in motion! International football enthusiasts will unite “All in One Rhythm” as the competition takes place from June 12-July 13. And, well, you know that’s a motto that we can get behind. Our [#Joinin Playlist][1] is designed to get you into the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Portland’s [STRFKR][1] is a group that’s close to our hearts here at Rdio. We were the first to offer a preview of last year’s album [*Miracle Mile*][2] and are now thrilled to present the band’s contribution to [Rdio Sessions][3], our set of intimate recordings available only on Rdio. Recorded live... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Have you subscribed to our [New Music Weekly playlist][1] yet? We carefully pick a set of fresh songs each week to give you a jump on the best of all that’s out there. This week, we’re digging on guilty pleasure singles by rockers [The Flaming Lips (featuring Miley and Moby!)][2]... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to our [New Music Weekly playlist][1] and you’ll automatically get a lovingly curated set every Tuesday. This week, we’re celebrating new albums from former Rilo Kiley singer [Jenny Lewis][2], punk acts [Parquet Courts][3] and [Fucked Up][4], and the country debut of actress [Lucy Hale][6], plus the ultimate party collection... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Rdio Blog