November 2012

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Music

Celebrate the Season With Rdio's New Holiday Music Mix


If you can’t bear another year of listening to the same old Christmas carols, Rdio’s New Holiday Music - 2012 Edition playlist has four dozen hand-picked audio treats to help you get into the spirit without putting “Jingle Bells” in your head in an incessant loop.

The holidays bring out the tender side of some, as on Elvis Presley's romantic “Blue Christmas.” It also can ignite hot passion, like Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s "Winter Palace,” or push a person to the heights of their abilities — just listen to Kelly Clarkson’s diva-tastic “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

A newly remastered version of Vince Guaraldi Trio’s “Great Pumpkin Waltz” and a duet of “This Christmas” by Grease co-stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta tug at nostalgic heartstrings, while contemporary acts like Colbie Caillat, Lady Antebellum, and Cee-Lo keep the party grounded in the present tense.

The season sounds bold and bright on the New Holiday Music - 2012 Edition playlist.

∞  11/29/2012 — 2:00PM

New FeaturesNews

New Rdio Apps for iOS and Android Are Here

Rdio for iOS and Android

Take everything you love about Rdio with you wherever you go on your iOS or Android device. Say hello to the new Rdio for iOS and Rdio for Android apps — they're faster, sleeker, and easier to use.

NEW FEATURES

  • A new look and feel — The latest update includes design elements similar to our desktop and web experience: clean and minimal.
  • New side-bar navigation — A new navigation panel pops open on the left side of the app to bring you to Your Music, Settings, Playlists, and other features.
  • Remote control — The app will notify you if “Rdio is playing elsewhere.” Pause, skip, or play a station from wherever you are, or click “Play Here Instead” and your mobile device will pick up right where your laptop left off.
  • Infinite scroll — You’ll never run out of new music to explore. Rdio loads more content as you scroll through Heavy Rotation, Top Charts, and New Releases.

We don’t want to spoil all the new surprises so head to the iTunes App Store or Google Play, and try out the apps for yourself.

∞  11/27/2012 — 2:00PM

News

New Names Join the Rdio Artist Program

RdioArtistProgram

It’s been just a little over a month since the Rdio Artist Program launched and the response has been tremendous. Today, we’re pleased to welcome new names such as Questlove, Far East Movement, Thievery Corporation, What So Not, and Muscles.

Artists have been sharing new releases and old favourites — from Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters tweeting out Boys Noize’s new album, to Snoop Dogg’s (aka Snoop Lion) ‘70s soul-inspired Friday Grooves playlist — and users are excited to listen along with their favourite artists on Rdio.

As previously announced, artists can share their music and the music they love with their followers, and the program rewards them for fan engagement. The Rdio Artist Program is active in all countries Rdio is available, so visit the Artist Program page to learn more.

∞  11/14/2012 — 11:00AM

New Features

Artist Radio Stations Powered by The Echo Nest

Echo Nest

Beginning this week, artist radio stations will now be powered by The Echo Nest. This means that listeners can find even more tunes tailored to their tastes thanks to The Echo Nest’s music intelligence platform. Simply head to an artist’s page on Rdio and click Play Station at the top to have a listen.

This is just the first of many features coming from The Echo Nest and Rdio. Stay tuned for more developments rolling out soon.

∞  11/07/2012 — 2:00PM