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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 yesterday 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 iOS Shazam app to version 7.7 can stream entire songs without ever leaving Shazam, making it even more seamless to discover and explore music. Plus you can... 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
Android users who are Rdio Unlimited subscribers have a wonderful new feature that enhances overall listening pleasure. Gapless Playback allows for a seamless experience rather than the split-second gaps that can be a bumpy part of today’s digital music life. Gapless Playback is especially noticeable when listening to live concerts,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Here’s a pro tip for finding the best songs each week: Subscribe to our [New Music Weekly playlist][1] and you’ll get a hand-picked set updated every Tuesday. If you’ve never checked it out before, this is a great week to start. We’re currently excited about the 40th anniversary album from... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Sometimes a song says it all. Beyond a photo, a pin on the map, or even a smiley, sometimes a song is all you need to express yourself. Starting today, you do just that on the Facebook app on iOS and Android. Capture the moment with a song wherever you... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Subscribe to our lovingly hand-picked [New Music Weekly playlist][1] and you’ll always be right on top of the best offerings. This week, we’re digging new albums by EDM star [Afrojack][2] and Mr. Bright Eyes [Conor Oberst][3], singles from Keith Urban tourmate [Jerrod Niemann][4] and Chicago rap titan [Lupe Fiasco][5], and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Rdio Blog
Today, we're happy to announce Rdio has expanded into nine more countries around the world. We're now in 60 countries in six continents. Welcome Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia in Europe as well as Indonesia, Philipines, Singapore, and Thailand in Asia. In honor of our newest milestone, we've made... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Stones Throw][1] has created an incredible and diverse body of work over the past 18 years, a legacy that has been neatly summarized in a documentary called *Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton.* The film offers an insider’s look at the Los Angeles label through never-before-seen archival footage, home videos and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Rdio Blog
With so many new releases emerging in all genres, it’s a great time to be a listener with broad tastes. This week, it’s time to explore the highly anticipated debut from Southern electronic duo [Sylvan Esso][1], take in the latest efforts from New York indie pop act [Pains of Being... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Rdio Blog
This week's new releases mark the return of icons and classics, plus plenty of fresh and exciting faces. A great way to start tackling it all is with a little guidance. First, try reacquainting yourself with Swedish singer-songwriter [Lykke Li][1], British alt-rockers [Morning Parade][2], the ultimate guitar hero [Santana][3], or... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[BottleRock Napa Valley][1] will pop the cork on its second annual music, food and wine festival at Napa Valley Expo in beautiful California Wine Country on May 30-June 1. Forty-five bands are scheduled to play over four stages while attendees wine and dine with from the region’s up-and-coming purveyors. The... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Rdio Blog
[Strange Talk's][1] debut Wind-Up Records release, [*Cast Away*][2], has countless electrifying tunes that are bound to get stuck on repeat and never leave your head. We sat down with the Melbourne-based electro-pop band to discuss their new album, upcoming tour, and being one of Rdio’s 2014 Artists To Watch. **1.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Rdio Blog