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Hot off the presses is the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, hand-picked each week to bring you the best of the bunch across genres. This week, we’re air jamming to the third solo album from guitar hero [Slash][2], deciphering the myriad influences in the latest works from avant classical artist... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rdio Blog
In their brief two-year history, British breakout band [The 1975][1] have already reached heights that most artists dream of achieving with their era-blurring blend of rock, pop and New Wave. Turns out the youthful quartet (Matt Healy, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel) have played together in various guises... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rdio Blog
When we recently announced that curated radio stations were now a core, free feature at Rdio, [we teased you][1] with some upcoming news about the next phase of Rdio stations. Today, we are excited to reveal our first-ever hosted Rdio station. Los Angeles singer/songwriter [BANKS][2] is our first host, taking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll get a hand-picked overview of the best songs of the week across genres every seven days. Right now, if you can picture it, we’re throwing our hands in the air to the latest EDM anthem by [Calvin Harris featuring John Newman][2],... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Indie rockers [Tokyo Police Club][1] returned to the world earlier this year with an album of bright and fun songs with polished pop leanings that hit the top 20 in their native Canada. Recorded live at South By Southwest in Austin earlier this year, the band’s contribution to our [Rdio... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Rdio Blog
By Marc Ruxin I was six when I first fell for music. I raided my parent’s record collection, skipped the classical records, didn’t quite understand jazz or blues, but fell hard for The Beatles. Although it was the music that made me smile, it was also the act of pulling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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By Joe Armenia Rdio has always focused on giving music fans the best access to the artists they love while also coming up with new ways for them to discover their next new favorites. The promise of discovery through people has always been paramount at Rdio, and we get really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Rising Nashville stars Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, better known as [Dan + Shay][1], have graced us with the first country edition of [Rdio Sessions][2], our intimate live series performed for listeners like you. The set, recorded in Nashville, features songs from their debut album [*Where It All Began*][3], including... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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By Chris Becherer A great music service should let you listen any way you want. Sometimes, like when you’re driving or hosting friends, that means “turning on the radio” and letting the service do the work. Other times, you want complete control of what you’re hearing, such as when a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist will turn you on to artists like art punk act [Half Japanese][2], a capella wonders [Pentatonix][3] and soul and jazz musician [Diggs Duke][4]. Mostly though, this will be remembered as the week that blessed us with not one but *two* releases from [Prince][15]. Thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Ready for the hottest songs of the week? Our [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is always hand-picked for your listening pleasure (don’t forget to subscribe so you can get it automatically each week). On the singles front, there’s a killer new ballad by [Jessie Ware][2] co-written by rising star/VMA winner [Ed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that today [Aether Cone][1] will go on-sale exclusively to new and current Rdio Unlimited subscribers. Cone is the thinking music player that learns what you like and plays what you’ll love. Turn the dial and Cone automatically plays the perfect sound for the moment, selected... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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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 Aug 20, 2014 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 Aug 19, 2014 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 Aug 19, 2014 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 Aug 16, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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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
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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