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[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 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago at Rdio Blog
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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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
We're psyched to present a pre-streaming sneak preview of the new album by [Arts & Crafts][3] artist [Calvin Love][1]. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, Calvin’s charisma and uniquely beautiful music has won him fans all over the world. He wrote, produced and recorded every song on [*Super Future*][2] in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist looks at the past, present and future with the standout songs of the week from releases including a collection from the late [Arthur Russell][2] as well as the latest songs from the likes of San Francisco rock outfit [Black Rebel Motorcycle Club][3], UK melodic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Rdio Blog
[The Rolling Stones’][1] Zip Code Tour continues this summer, so today we’re heading back to Memory Lane via Main Street — [*Exile On Main Street*][2], that is! A number one hit around the world when it was first released in 1972, it has subsequently landed on countless lists praising the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Rdio Blog
June’s Nashville Rising artist is [Brandi Carlile][1]! Known for years for an ever-evolving sound on the alt-country and folk rock spectrums, her new album [*The Firewatcher’s Daughter*][2] is a breakthrough work for Brandi and long-time collaborators The Twins (Tim and Phil Hanseroth). Recorded live at Seattle’s Bear Creek Studio, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Each [New Music Weekly][1] playlist provides a fresh opportunity to meet emerging artists and welcome back familiar favorites. If you click subscribe, you’ll automatically get each new one, handpicked by us for you to stay on top of the best each week. Right now, that means the latest tunes from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Since debuting in 2012, Australia’s [Hiatus Kaiyote][1] has made some notable fans worldwide, including Questlove and Prince. The Purple One even [tweeted][4] about them! Now it’s time to hear why this neo-soul act is truly buzzing. The band’s latest effort is the cinematic second album [*Choose Your Weapon*][2], which applies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Rdio Blog
This week marks the return of the legendary musical partnership of [Merle Haggard][1] and [Willie Nelson][2] for the new album *Django and Jimmie* — so today we turn the clock back to 1983 to relive their first collaborative masterpiece, [*Pancho And Lefty*][3]! Though more than three decades have since passed,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll receive our special curated set of the best in fresh tunes every seven days. This week kicks off with the heavy hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below plus artist [Mickey Guyton][2] and various artist collections celebrating the songs... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Rdio Blog
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the incomparable music siren [PJ Harvey][1] released her critically acclaimed album [*To Bring You My Love*][2]. Though technically her third full-length release, it was the first album recorded as a soloist without the trio that had supported her first two... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We can’t wait for you to explore the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, which is always a veritable sonic gumbo! This week, the recipe includes a dash of indie/electronic duo [Tanlines][2], a serving of rare B-Side action from country star [Jon Pardi][3], a family-sized portion from mother-and-son duo [Madisen Ward... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today we are taking time to honor the life and music of the great [B.B. King][1]. You can find countless hours of the iconic blues player’s songs on Rdio, but the 45 songs in Geffen’s [*Complete Collection*][2] offer a brilliant overview of King in the studio and on stages across... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We're thrilled to announce a brand new way to enjoy your favorite music, combining radio and on-demand listening for one low price. With [Rdio Select][1], enjoy endless ad-free stations on your mobile device and keep 25 mobile downloads to play anytime. As an Rdio Select subscriber, you can: - Enjoy... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is highly classified and full of surprises! Here’s a little taste of what we can tell you about for now before you listen (and read the Playlist Notes): You’ll be hearing the musical debut of *X-Files* star [David Duchovny][2], something catchy from Canada’s [Patrick... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Rdio Blog