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Hear ye, hear ye, the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is now ready for your immediate and repeated consumption! This week, we’re vibing to a brand new EP from [Ringo Starr][2], digging the dancier sounds of the third album from [Moon Duo][3], rocking out with a little help from the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rdio Blog
Today (March 2) marks what would have been the 73rd birthday of the late music icon [Lou Reed][1]. We’re remembering his legacy through [*Transformer*][2], his second solo studio album. Released in November 1972, *Transformer* was produced by none other than David Bowie and Mick Ronson. Here’s where you’ll find what... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rdio Blog
Today’s release of Led Zeppelin's [*Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)*][2] marks the 40th anniversary of this seminal double album. Everything has been completely remastered on this 16x Platinum powerhouse. The set includes the addition of seven previously unreleased versions of songs, including early takes on “Houses of the Holy” and “In... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rdio Blog
The latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist is here! Don’t forget to subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days. This week, we’re swooning over the archives of our favorite bearded singer/songwriter [Iron & Wine][2], feeling the maverick grunge spirit of young UK rockers [Darlia][3], discovering the solo pop talents of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rdio Blog
A yearlong celebration has begun in honor of what would have been the 70th birthday of the late [Bob Marley][1]. Several of his most vital recordings both heard and previously unreleased will be brought out into the light in 2015. We start with the seminal Wailers live album [*Easy Skanking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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[Lady Gaga][1] may have stolen the show last night at the Academy Awards with her medley of songs from [“The Sound of Music,”][2] but on Rdio, it was [“Glory”][3] by John Legend and Common from the film “Selma” that leaped to the top of our charts. Streams of the song... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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UK heroes [Placebo][1] are in the spotlight all this week here on Rdio as we celebrate their catalog, available for streaming for the first time. Listen to two decades of the band’s success with daily reissues of their vital catalog. Seven of Placebo’s albums (all but 2013’s *Loud Like Love*)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to the [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, a handpicked set that globetrots across territories and genres to bring you the very best of what’s just dropped. This week, we’re vibing to the latest from Miami’s Latin rockabilly kings [The Mavericks][3], soulful bilingual twins [Ibeyi][4], a solo take from Bon Iver’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Rdio Blog
[50 Songs of Grey playlist][1] will get you all hot and bothered, the perfect state to be in when you go see *50 Shades of Grey* this weekend. But don’t worry, there’s nothing *too* racy in the actual music here — this is a playlist about the color grey! Take... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Today, in the US, we’re pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with [AXS][1], an [AEG][2] joint venture. Now all AXS.com ticket buyers will automatically be eligible to receive a free, trial subscription to Rdio Unlimited. This deep integration with the live music experience will allow direct engagement with fans, notifying... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Rdio Blog
There are so many treats to discover in the current edition of the handpicked [New Music Weekly][1] playlist. Jump right in and learn how French-Finnish duo [The Dø][2] are breaking out of their folk-tinged roots, take in the intense new collaboration from Sonic Youth’s [Thurston Moore and multi-instrumentalist John Moloney][3]... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Whether you're an old-school fan of [Electric Light Orchestra][1] or are just learning about this legendary group through their appearance with [Ed Sheeran][2] at the GRAMMYs, now is a perfect time to listen to [*Out Of The Blue.*][3] Originally released in 1977, this epic double album was one of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Last night, before, during and after the [GRAMMYs®][1], you turned on Rdio to hear more of the night's top performers and winners, including [Beck][2], [St. Vincent][3] and [Sam Smith][4]. Streams of Beck were up almost 1000% after the 16-time GRAMMY® nominated singer accepted his awards for Album of the Year... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Our February Artist to Watch is [Milo Greene][1], who — despite the sounds of the alias — is not an actual person! This you’ll understand quickly when you listen to the unique harmonies on the brand new album [*Control*][2]. The follow-up to the four-piece band’s breakthrough eponymous 2012 debut features... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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We’ve got a new program for you that will keep you on the pulse of country to Americana and everything in between: Nashville Rising. Each month we’ll spotlight a new Nashville Rising artist worthy of your immediate attention, kicking off with [Michael Ray][2], a Florida charmer who first came to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
With tastes of jazz, pop, rock, metal, and even comedy, a real variety of tunes awaits you on the latest [New Music Weekly][1] playlist. Start off with some urban offerings from NY rapper [Skizzy Mars][2] and LA singer [TeeFLii][3], then check out the latest solo effort from Dispatch and State... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Rdio Blog
2015 is starting off to be a great year for Chic's [Nile Rodgers][1]. Fresh off of last year’s GRAMMY win for Record of the Year for Daft Punk’s [“Get Lucky,”][4] the celebrated musician and producer is preparing to be honored by the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing at a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Rdio has joined forces with The GRAMMYs to bring you the ultimate audio guide and soundtrack to build up to the [57th Annual GRAMMY Awards][9], which airs live on CBS on February 8. There's over a dozen GRAMMY-related [stations][1] and [playlists][2] available to hear. Tell your friends and tune in!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The [New Music Weekly][1] playlist will make you dance, rock and swoon. The hand-picked mix features only the very best of the latest offerings, including the unexpectedly fast return of British electronic idol [Aphex Twin][2], a beautiful techno mix from DJ [Nina Kraviz][3], a new EP from anti-folk hero [Emmy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Rdio Blog
The late composer and artist [Antônio Carlos Jobim][1] did more to put Brazilian music on the world map than almost anyone before him or since his passing. (He would have turned 88 on January 25.) The man behind the music for the bossa nova classic "The Girl From Ipanema" amassed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Rdio Blog
Today, we’re pleased to announce our expansion across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Through our exclusive partnership with mobile phone network provider [Digicel][2], Rdio will be available in 24 new markets and an additional seven regions. In the coming weeks, Digicel will offer all prepaid data customers 30... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Rdio Blog
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Last September we introduced Favorites on Rdio, allowing listeners to quickly collect their favorite songs, albums, stations, artists and playlists with the tap of a button. Now we’re adding even more functionality to Favorites — four new features make it easier than ever to listen to the songs you love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
LA’s [Ty Dolla $ign][1] has created his own seductive musical space that straddles rap and R&B. The songwriter and producer considers himself a singer over a rapper, but he’s got bars that put average MCs to shame. If you’ve never heard him before, now is the time to get acquainted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Rdio Blog
We always have fun putting together your [New Music Weekly][1] playlist, a collection of the very best new songs that you can receive each week by subscribing. The current set celebrates the return of Glasgow indie darlings [Belle and Sebastian][2] and French DJ [Étienne De Crécy][4], introduces the sound of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Rdio Blog
As we celebrate the life and legacy of [Martin Luther King, Jr.][2] today, we’re also enjoying this user-created [Selma Soundtrack playlist][1]. Anjelica Loza's set features songs that appear in the feature film *Selma,* including the Golden Globe winning anthem [“Glory”][3] by Common and John Legend, timeless tunes from [Otis Redding][5]... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Rdio Blog