September 2012

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Label Spotlights

MGM Distribution brings Aussie Artists like John Butler Trio, Art vs. Science, and The Waifs to Rdio

MGM Distribution

There’s no denying that Australia has a rich and diverse music scene. Now, Rdio users have better access to it than ever. As one of Australia's largest independent distributors, MGM Distribution's catalog includes a number of important (and awesome!) Aussie bands.

That means you can now listen to John Butler Trio, The Waifs, and Gurrumul on Rdio. Feel like dancing? Art vs. Science and Sneaky Sound System are here as well. Start by playing John Butler Trio’s April Uprising below:

∞  09/20/2012 — 6:00PM

Influencer Spotlights

Lifestyle Music: Follow Ask Men AU on Rdio

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Which tie should I wear with this suit? What should I cook to impress her on our first date? What’s the fastest way to get cheese-grater abs? The answer: Ask Men Australia. The men’s website addresses these questions and thousands of others every month, all in the name of their ongoing mission to help guys become better men.

Of course, better music helps, too. That’s why Ask Men Australia is now on Rdio, creating playlists to soundtrack the moments you weren’t sure how to. Whether you’re throwing a Sophisticated Jazz Dinner Party, a House Party, or ahem, Getting Down, look no further for the perfect accompanying playlist, and follow Ask Men AU on Rdio for more in the future.

∞  09/13/2012 — 6:00PM

ExclusivesMusic

Stars presents The North and The Greatest Pop Songs playlist

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Canadian orchestral pop troupe Stars have been one of the most consistent indie groups of the last decade, releasing beautiful variations on their lush, melancholic sound. But they’re pop songsmiths at heart — their albums have been slowly focusing more and more on songcraft as they progress, and their latest album, The North, is no exception.

Stars teamed up with Rdio to create The Greatest Pop Songs curated by Stars, a playlist of great pop songs that never made it to the top forty. You may not have heard them before, but you won’t forget them now. Listen below:

∞  09/05/2012 — 6:00PM

New Features

Now Accepting: PayPal on Rdio

PayPal

Get all the music you want from Rdio without whipping out the plastic. Starting today Rdio accepts PayPal.

If you’ve been waiting for PayPal to subscribe, head to the Payment tab in your Settings and select it as your payment option. Connect your PayPal account to your Rdio profile online and enjoy Rdio Web or Rdio Unlimited without having to reach for your wallet again. Now you’ll never miss a beat.

∞  09/05/2012 — 4:00PM

New Features

Now Available on Rdio: Protected Accounts

Protected Accounts

Rdio is all about discovering new music and sharing it with your social network. But it can also be about putting your guilty pleasures on repeat. That’s why today we’re rolling out the first tool of our new privacy features.

What does it mean to have a Protected Account? You have the power to peruse and approve new followers before they can get a glimpse of your collection, playlists, activity, and full profile. Unapproved users will simply see a lock icon next to the username and a Request to Follow button when they view a Protected Account.

Take a peek at your privacy controls by clicking the Advanced tab in your Settings. Your profile is public by default so that other users can join in on your new music finds, but hit Set Account to Protected to change this.

Now you can play all the Top 40s you want without prying eyes and ears.

∞  09/04/2012 — 4:00PM