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Exclusive: Stream One Day’s Debut Album ‘Mainline’ 1 Week Early

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In another local exclusive, Rdio users can stream ‘Mainline’, the debut album from Australian hip hop collective One Day exclusively on Rdio from today - 1 week before it’s available anywhere else.

Comprised of respected Australian hip hop outfits Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis and Joyride, One Day have captivated Triple J audiences with their lead single ‘Love Me Less’ since the very first spin. Off the back of it’s success, ’Mainline’ is rightly tipped to be one of the most razor-sharp and progressive Australian hip hop records of recent times.

One Day is more than a supergroup, with all seven artists coming together to write and record collaboratively. Influenced by different experiences and achievements, each artist has brought their history, personality and sound seamlessly to the album.

“There’s definitely a competitive edge to the crew and this album brought that out in us; each individual in the group knew that they had to bring their strongest work to the table. This has always been a strength of One Day, it brings out the best in us.” – Nick Lupi, Spit Syndicate

One Day will be touring ’Mainline’ across Australia throughout September. The shows will be comprised of individual sets from Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis and Joyride and a collaborative finale hosting all seven members on stage together for the first time.

Follow One Day on Rdio and discover what they are listening to.

∞  07/24/2014 — 8:23PM

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Exclusive: Stream Judas Priest’s ‘Redeemer Of Souls’

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Attention all metal fans and Judas Priest worshippers, Rdio and AndrewHaugRdio are giving you an Australian and New Zealand exclusive - stream Judas Priest’s new album ’Redeemer Of Souls’ exclusively before its release on Friday, July 11th.

’Redeemer Of Souls’ is the iconic band’s 17th LP. In their own words, “Raising the bar is consistent for us and this album hits the ground running...We feel ’Redeemer Of Souls’ reinforces our passion for what we believe in from the Judas Priest style heavy metal.”

First bursting onto the scene with 1974’s ’Rocka Rolla’, Judas Priest is arguably responsible for some of metal’s all-time great albums - 1980’s ‘British Steel’, 1982’s ’Screaming For Vengance’ and 1990’s ’Painkiller’. 2014 and this latest album release marks the 40th anniversary of the band.

The album is exclusively available for pre-stream at AndrewHaugRadio, powered by Rdio.

∞  07/06/2014 — 11:15PM

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Rdio Presents 360's ‘Utopia’ National Tour

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Rdio is proud to present the always outspoken and often controversial 360 and his ‘Utopia’ national Australian tour. The straight-talking, ARIA award winning hip hop artist is set to head out on his biggest ever run of dates across the country this September.

Fresh from supporting Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole earlier this year, the ‘Utopia’ tour will be 360’s first headline shows in over 2 years.

The rapper’s last album ‘Falling and Flying’ went double platinum and delivered six certified smash hit singles - ‘Boys Like You’ (4 x Platinum), ‘Child’ (Platinum), ‘Run Alone’ (Platinum), ‘Killer’ (Gold), ‘Just Got Started’ (Gold), ‘Throw It Away’ (Gold). Anticipation and expectations are high for his third LP ‘Utopia’, due for release Friday, June 13th.

Tickets including special packages for the ‘Utopia’ national tour go on sale Friday June 6th, visit for all the information. 

Wednesday 3rd September - CANBERRA - UC Refectory (18+)  

Friday 5th September - SYDNEY - Hordern Pavilion (Licensed All Ages) 

Saturday 6th September - BRISBANE - The Arena (U18’s)           

Saturday 6th September - BRISBANE - The Arena (18+)             

Wednesday 10th September - HOBART - Uni Bar (18+)      

Friday 12th September - MELBOURNE - Festival Hall (Licensed All Ages) 

Saturday 13th September - ADELAIDE - Thebarton Theatre (Licensed All Ages) 

Friday 19th September - PERTH - Metro City (18+) 

Saturday 20th September - PERTH - Astor Theatre (Licenced All Ages) 

∞  05/26/2014 — 2:43PM

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Jason Derulo's Tattoos Tour Heads to Australia and New Zealand

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Rdio is proud to bring you Jason Derulo, and his “Tattoos” Australian and New Zealand Tour. Armed with an array of multi-platinum hits and incredible dance moves, the heavy-hitter of infectious pop tunes is set to wow audiences down under this April and May.

To get ready for the shows we’ve created a tour playlist of his biggest and best hits. Listen to chart-toppers like "Trumpets," "In My Head," "Talk Dirty," "Whatcha Say" and more on Rdio.

For complete tour and ticket information visit Live Nation

Thursday 24th April - AUCKLAND - Vector Arena
Saturday 26th April - MELBOURNE - Rod Laver Arena
Tuesday 29th April - CANBERRA - Canberra Royal Theatre
Thursday 1st May - NEWCASTLE - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Saturday 3rd May - BRISBANE - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Monday 5th May - SYDNEY - QANTAS Credit Union Arena
Thursday 8th May - ADELAIDE - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Saturday 10th May - PERTH - Perth Arena

∞  04/14/2014 — 5:32PM

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World Exclusive: Celine Dion Shares Album Commentary

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is back with her first English language album in five years. Loved Me Back to Life features duets with Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo and was produced by a team of top producers including Babyface and Tricky Stewart. It’s a very fresh feeling and new release for the timeless diva, and now she’s sharing a behind the scenes view of it with you. Listen to the Loved Me Back to Life - RDIO Exclusive Commentary Version to hear Celine discuss her thoughts, feelings and motivations behind her latest release.

∞  11/19/2013 — 11:24AM

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At Rdio Sessions: Missy Higgins


Australian songstress Missy Higgins is hot off her tour with Gotye and back with The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle — she stopped by the Rdio HQ Penthouse for a performance last Friday. With the city of San Francisco as her backdrop, the Melbourne musician moved dexterously from the keyboards to guitar.

Ever wanted to know Missy’s favorite city to play and the song she can’t get out of her head? She indulged us and filled out an Rdio Survey. Find her answers below and view some fantastic photos of the event on Facebook.

Rdio Sessions - Missy Higgins

∞  07/04/2012 — 4:00PM

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Missy Higgins Brings The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle on Tour


Missy Higgins aims for the stars. Having already gone #1 in Australia with both of her albums thus far, the Melbourne-born pop singer-songwriter is once again baiting her line to hook listeners with unforgettable, tuneful compositions. The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle was inspired, she admits, by the ambient songs of bands like Low, Sigur Ros, and Modern Classical composer Arvo Pärt.

Listen to The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle on Rdio now, and make sure to catch Missy Higgins when her current Australian tour brings the razzle dazzle to your neck of the woods.

∞  06/04/2012 — 8:00PM

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Listen to Adalita Srsen’s “Ultimate Faves Of The Moment” playlist


The Magic Dirt may be on indefinite hiatus, but front-woman Adalita Srsen is hardly sitting on her laurels. Early last year, she released her eponymous debut album and toured it throughout Australia for the remainder of 2011.

Now that she’s back from the road, this Rdio Influencer took the time to create a playlist of her Ultimate Faves Of The Moment, for your listening pleasure. Give it a listen and read the accompanying selection of playlist notes below.

Playlist Notes

  • The Knife - “Heartbeats”
    The first song I heard from The Knife was “Pass This On” which has that beautiful video clip and it led me to this amazing track. I've loved them ever since.

  • Half Japanese - “Silver & Katherine”
    I got introduced to the music of Half Japanese through a friend and I really like it. It's kind of kooky outsider music.

  • Yuck - “Suck”
    Sounds like early nineties Pavement. A really pretty song, great guitar sounds.

  • Wolf Gang - “Back To Back”
    I don't listen to much new music but I heard this track in a shop one day and asked the girl who worked there what it was. Rather obsessed with it.

  • Kate Bush - “Suspended In Gaffa”
    Kate Bush has been a huge inspiration. This is one of her lesser known songs but it's one of my all time favourites, up there with “Wuthering Heights” and “Running Up That Hill.”

  • Kurt Vile - “Runner Ups”
    Absolutely obsessed with this album. First song I heard was this one when a friend put it on in the tour van. Hooked straight away.

  • HTRK - “Eat Yr Heart”
    Love love love this band. I think they're music is tastefully produced. This track is so elegant and hypnotic.

  • The Go-Betweens - “Quiet Heart”
    Wow! What a song. I've always loved The Go-Betweens but have only just discovered this album.

  • Galaxie 500 - “Temperature’s Rising”
    I listened to Galaxie 500 a lot back in my uni days and a friend recently re-introduced me to them. This is such a cool song.

  • Buffalo Tom - “Frozen Lake”
    Good ol Buffalo Tom. And what a voice on Bill Janovitz. This is an incredibly beautiful love song. Delicate but tough.

∞  05/21/2012 — 4:00PM

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Catch the Raveonettes on Tour and Listen Their Rdio Playlist


Fuzzy noir pop duo The Raveonettes just released their Into the Night EP, a four-song stopover between their 2011 album Raven in the Grave and their next full-length. They kick-off a seven-date Australian tour tonight, hitting Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, and Newcastle until May 25.

Still not enough Raveonettes for you? Listen to their Rdio playlist, featuring co-founder Sune Rose Wagner’s commentary on songs that helped shape the band, and what they’re listening to now.

  • The Everly Brothers - “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
    The song that started it all for us.

  • Bob Dylan - “Masters of War”
    Poetry and music, a lethal combination.

  • Gram Parsons - “Return of the Grievous Angel”
    Boy/girl harmonies to die for.

  • The Raveonettes - “My Heartbeat’s Dying”
    My tribute to The Cookies.

  • Grimes - “Oblivion”
    Just like heaven.

  • The Smiths - “This Charming Man”
    You just gotta love it.

  • Bob Marley - “Redemption Song”
    The power of music.

  • Wu-Tang Clan - “Bring Da Ruckus”
    Get ready to be blown away.

  • Schoolly D - “Am I Black Enough for You”
    The song that started it all for us.

  • Dolly Parton - “I Will Always Love You”
    Crying, crying, crying.

  • Buddy Holly - “Everyday”
    Simplicity takes over the world.

  • Husker Du - “New Day Rising”
    Three chord assault.

  • The Ramones - “Rockaway Beach”
    Summer in the city.

  • OMD - “Enola Gay”
    A vibe to kill.

∞  05/16/2012 — 4:20PM

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Follow Eskimo Joe on Rdio


Eskimo Joe need no introduction. The Western Australia alt-rock trio have been a band for fifteen years now, and have garnered plenty of accolades for their tuneful blend of piano and guitar. They’ve won eight ARIA Music Awards, two APRA Awards, and have been nominated for Channel V and MTV Australia Awards. They’ve also played in venues all over the world, performing at festivals such as Big Day Out, Live Earth, and CMJ in New York. Last year, the band released their fifth studio album, Ghosts of the Past, to worldwide acclaim.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what kind of music makes this rock outfit tick, now’s your chance — Eskimo Joe are now on Rdio. Follow the band now to see what they’re listening to, and play mixes like their 10 Best Driving Songs playlist. Follow it up with a walk through Eskimo Joe's discography.

∞  05/09/2012 — 5:07PM