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Mother’s Day Music: Share What Your Mama Gave Ya

This Sunday is Mother’s Day — it’s your chance to show ol’ Mumsy just how much you appreciate everything she's done for you. What better way to start thinking about how she influenced your life than by thinking about the music she introduced you to?

Did your mom spin records for you at a young age? Play classical while you were in the womb? Take you to your first rock and roll show? Think about the music, good or bad, that you might never have found without her, and add it to the “Thanks, Ma” playlist on Rdio. And don't forget to tell her about it. Have a happy Mother's Day!

∞  05/10/2012 — 5:00PM


Get Ready for Groovin’ The Moo with user-submitted Rdio Playlists


Since 2005, Australian multi-city music festival Groovin’ The Moo has rocked crowds with a fine balance of international and native acts. The festival has grown over the years, and is now bigger and better than ever — this year’s five days of fun include sets from Andrew W.K., Digitalism, Kaiser Chiefs, Kimbra, Muscles, Public Enemy, Wavves, and many more. The fest kicks off in Bendigo on May 5 before heading to Townsville, Maitland, Canberra, and Bunbury on May 6, 12, 13, and 19, respectively.

Follow Groovin’ The Moo on Rdio now, and brush up on the festival music with people’s excellent GTM playlists to preview the forthcoming festival dates. For starters, give DJ Purple Sneakers’ playlist a spin or try performing band Gold Fields’ mix of “some stuff we're pretty excited to see in the paddock.”

∞  05/02/2012 — 8:00PM

EventsRecommended By Rdio

Join Rdio at Music Hack Day - Sydney

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If you’re around Sydney and have a soft spot for software, then please join us at Music Hack Day Sydney. On April 28th and 29th, hackers from all around will come together in the name of music and technology to build, invent, and enhance awesome new apps.

Want to show off your coding chops? Then register for Music Hack Day. Lack the knack but still want to watch? The event welcomes spectators and media alike. Support Music Hack Day and change how people experience music.

∞  04/26/2012 — 8:00PM


Get Ready for Creamfields 2012 with the Perfect Playlist

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In 2010, the annual Creamfields festival came to Australia and established itself as a festival mainstay. The five-day dance music and DJ event drew huge crowds with artists like Deadmau5, Skrillex, and MSTRKRFT. This year promises to be just as crazy — headlining the 2012 stages are David Guetta, Dirty South, Vitalic, Congorock, Above & Beyond, and many more.

To prepare for the good times, a number of people crafted their ideal Creamfields playlist, including Rdio user Tim Hardaker and Rdio influencer inthemix, whose playlist you can listen to below. Want more inspiration? Make your own playlist — that way, Creamfields or not, you’re covered for music for the next two weekends.

∞  04/25/2012 — 5:44PM


Vice Presents the Chateau Rdio Music Everywhere Party

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Rdio and Vice are together again — we’re taking Chateau Rdio on the road.

Won’t you join us? Enter the Chateau Rdio ticket raffle — RSVP on Facebook for either of the two dates. We’ll see you May 3rd at Melbourne’s Workers Club, featuring performances by Gold Fields, Cut Off Your Hands, Die! Die! Die!, and more. The next night, Gold Fields returns with Bleeding Knees Club and others to Coniston Lane in Brisbane.

Don your best dancing shoes and come party at Chateau Rdio.

∞  04/22/2012 — 4:00PM


Celebrate Sydney Mardi Gras with Rdio


The vibrant colours, sounds, and energy of Mardi Gras have returned to Sydney, but that means more than just the Saturday Parade — a lucky few will celebrate the Sydney Mardi Gras with Rdio tonight at our Beresford Hotel bash. We even invited three of our favourite Influencers to perform. Not only are they playing the event, but DJs Kitty Glitter, DJ Sveta, and Garcon Garcon created playlists of high-energy tunes by artists like Robyn, LCD Soundsystem, Lady Gaga, and the Rapture to celebrate the affair.

Those looking for more Mardi Gras revelry can find it in several other new playlists: the collaborative Official Mardi Gras Playlist — add your favourite party tunes — and the Sydney Mardi Gras Best Of, 2002-2012 playlist, a tribute to the best sounds, artists and performers from the past decade. If you just need to hear the Mardi Gras 2012 Anthems, listen to them thanks to Turn up your pick of party mixes and get into the Mardi Gras spirit the Rdio way.

∞  02/28/2012 — 4:00PM


Do Valentine’s Day Your Way With a Well-Picked Playlist


Another year, another Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time again to feel that rush of emotions — be they warm-and-fuzzy feelings of love, bitter heartbreak, romance, or a general antipathy towards the whole thing. What better way to express those feelings than through a grade-A playlist? Check out some of the finest below.

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How are you feeling today? Express it through a playlist, and be sure to share it — what’s your way of doing Valentine’s Day?

∞  02/13/2012 — 4:13PM