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Soundtracks get some peak screen time in this week’s [New Music Weekly][1] playlist with highlights from [*Annie*][2] (featuring Sia) and the new concert film by [Depeche Mode][3]. There’s also a spotlight on veteran stars such as [Bryan Ferry][14] and international electronic acts like France’s [Gotan Project][4] and Canada’s [Loscil][5], but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rdio Blog
Less than a year after [The Smiths][1] released their self-titled debut album in 1984, the band emerged with [*Hatful of Hollow*][2], a compilation album of singles, B-Sides and songs recorded at BBC Radio 1 that has come to be just as seminal. Though three decades have passed, this collection remains... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rdio Blog
You asked, we responded. Now you can start a conversation within Rdio by replying directly to any comment left on songs, albums and playlists. Or simply click the Like button on any comment if you just want to show your support. We’ll notify you when someone’s replied to or liked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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We’re all about family here at Rdio. That’s why back in 2011 we were the first music service to offer a Family Plan so everyone could simultaneously enjoy Rdio -- anytime, anywhere, online, offline and on any device. Our Family Plan provides each family member access to more than 30... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Rdio Blog
We do all the sonic homework each release day so that your [New Music Weekly][1] playlist has a great balance of styles and substance. The latest edition features icons like [Whitney Houston][2], [Pink Floyd][3] and [Marianne Faithfull][4] and Simon and Garfunkel (the latter on the soundtrack for Reese Witherspoon’s new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Kraftwerk][1], the pioneering German act that has put its indelible stamp on hip-hop and electronic music for nearly half a century, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its fourth album *Autobahn*. The cruising 22-minute title track about the infamously fast motorway was an international hit and broke the group from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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[Taylor Swift][1] has solidified her spot as America's number one music ingénue, bridging the worlds of country and pop music. Now you can delve into Taylor's library of songs (other than the album "1989"). Check out now-classics like ["We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,"][2] ["I Knew You Were Trouble"][3]... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to our hand-picked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist and you’ll get an epic and diverse set each week. This week, we’re taking in the third album from [Mariachi El Bronx][3] (the mariachi alter ego of hardcore band The Bronx), partying with the boys of young UK pop act [The Vamps][2],... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Germany’s Marco Niemerski, better known as [Tensnake][1], is the first artist in the world to present a DJ set for his [Rdio Session][2]. Recorded live at this year’s SXSW extravaganza, the performance includes songs from his album [*Glow*][3]. He also deftly weaves in extended club versions of career highlights like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest, hot off the presses [New Music Weekly][1] playlist should be a real treat for people who like a little bit of everything in the mix. The Playlist Notes below will give you the 411 on the big releases of the week, but there are also several sleeper gems... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Relax, [Rdio’s Halloween Stations][1] have you so completely covered for the holiday, all you really have to worry about now is what your costume will be and how much candy you plan on eating. (Pro tip: The calories don’t really count when everything is “fun sized.”) Whether you are having... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Though [*Thriller*][1] wasn't released until a month after Halloween in 1982, [Michael Jackson's][2] seminal album is still an ardent tribute to the holiday that embraced the King of Pop's passions for costume and fantasy — as best evidenced in the glorious 14-minute music video for the title track that's replete... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Tune in to the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist to hear killer collaborations like the unlikely pairing of singer [Scott Walker and experimental metal band Sunn O)))][3], plus the hotly anticipated full-length debut of Canadian dance singer [Kiesza][4], the latest baritone-drenched effort from [Mark Lanegan Band][5] and samples of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Rdio Blog
You can hear the world-wise poise in the music of English electronic artist [SOHN][1] (aka Christopher Taylor). Since 2010, he has called Vienna his home, where his work as a producer for himself as well as for rising stars like [Banks][5] along with remixes for the likes of [Lana Del... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Time to turn back the clocks to 1980 to experience [*Double Fantasy*][1], the epic final release by [John Lennon][2]. A double album recorded with his wife [Yoko Ono][3], it marked a renaissance in creativity for the artist, who hadn’t released any albums in five years and who had also had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Today we’re announcing an exciting update for iOS 8 that continues our commitment to creating the best music service in the world, tuned to you. Our latest update includes: - **CarPlay Support.** We’re one of the first music services to be integrated into Apple’s CarPlay. Control Rdio playback and navigate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Rdio Blog
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Today we’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to high-quality AAC audio. Listeners around the world now have four sound quality settings to choose from across iOS, Android, and the web. All Rdio users can choose between data-efficient 64 kbps all the way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Daughtry][1] has been rocking for seven years strong now. Fronted by *American Idol* alum Chris Daughtry, the band has become one of the most successful acts to be even tangentially associated with the reality show, blowing past the small domestic screen to achieve international success. Their live performance for our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Rdio is proud to be the official streaming partner of [Culture Collide][1], the epic global music festival billed as a “convergence of inspiration.” After four years of running strong in Echo Park in Los Angeles, this year Culture Collide expands to three cities, hitting [San Francisco][3] (October 14-15), [Los Angeles][4]... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is hand-picked just for you every seven days and is the best way to test drive the very latest standouts across genres. The Playlist Notes below break down some of the week’s most vital albums, but don’t miss fresh debuts from [Museum Of Love][2] (a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
San Diego’s surf-loving rockers [Switchfoot][1] took to waves all over the world to explore the connection across foreign lands and bodies of water before writing and releasing the ninth album [*Fading West*][2] earlier this year. The quintet (brothers Jon and Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley) have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is a satisfying way to sample the best from several genres all at once. This week, we’re vibing with upbeat R&B singer [Tinashe][2], Norway's [Erlend Øye][3], Austin’s bluesy folk vanguard [Shakey Graves][4], Florida rockers [New Found Glory][5] and [Yellowcard][6] and sounds from down under... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Jon Pardi][1] isn’t your typical country music crooner; he’s the guy to go to when you’re ready to get the rowdy party started. Check out the Nashville singer-songwriter’s contribution to our live [Rdio Sessions][2] series for irrefutable proof. On it, he delivers new takes of some of his biggest hits... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist features an international roster of fresh music, including just-dropped releases from American artists [Kat Edmonson][2], [Colbie Caillat][3], [Finch][4], American-Chilean artist [Nicolas Jaar][5], and transcontinental act [The Black Opera][6]. But that’s just the beginning; press play and read the Playlist Notes below for the rundown... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Rdio Blog
The new music documentary [*Take Me To The River*][1] is a quintessential journey into America’s musical soul. The story of how Memphis and Mississippi Delta music legends came together with modern rap and R&B stars to record a new album features a rich soundtrack of well-known talent like [Mavis Staples][2]... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Rdio Blog