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Rdio Presents BAD // DREEMS 'Dogs At Bay' Tour

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Rdio is proud to present Adelaide band BAD//DREEMS on tour.

Fresh off the back of a 12 date run of the UK and a sold out East Coast tour of Australia, the rough and ready rockers will be hitting the road this coming September and October. Sydney newcomers Green Buzzard will be joining them on their romp around the country.

The band are also set to release their highly anticipated debut LP 'Dogs at Bay', on August 21st. Recorded with iconic producer Mark Opitz (AC/DC, The Angels, INXS, Cold Chisel) and Colin Wynne it follows previous breakthrough singles ‘Dumb Ideas’ and ‘Cuffed and Collared’ as well as new single 'Hiding To Nothing'

Tickets for the 'Dogs At Bay' Tour go on sale Friday July 3rd at 9am - for further info head to www.baddreems.com

TOUR DATES

*All Shows are 18+

Fri 25th September - Adelaide - Fowler's Live

Fri 9th October - Sydney - Oxford Art Factory

Fri 16th October - Brisbane - Woolly Mammoth

Sat 17th October - Gold Coast - Miami Shark Bar, Minimum Wage Club

Sat 24th October - Melbourne - Northcote Social Club

Fri 30th October - Fremantle - The Odd Fellow

Sat 31st October - Perth - Amplifier Bar

∞  06/30/2015 — 9:11AM

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Exclusive: Taking Back Sunday Rocks Our Rdio Session

Long Island rockers Taking Back Sunday are the latest to do the Rdio Sessions honours and perform a live set for your ears only!

Recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, the four-song set is performed by the band’s classic lineup and features commentary for each track, including a playful cover of Tom Petty’s 'Yer So Bad'.

Explore more exclusive editions on the Rdio Sessions Station!

∞  06/23/2015 — 6:07PM

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Rdio Artist To Watch - Shamir

20-year-old Shamir Bailey, or simply Shamir, is Rdio’s first global selection for our Artist to Watch spotlight. We only highlight artists who we feel will break through to the next level and this Las Vegas native is quite possibly poised to take over the world!

His unique vocals soar over vibrant and infectious songs which bounce in the awesome space that intersects R&B, rap, pop, disco, house and just general fun. His positive soul and charisma will make you an instant fan! Check out last year’s debut EP Northtown for five songs that will slay you, but stay alive and stay tuned for Shamir’s debut album Ratchet coming May 15th on XL Recordings.

All month long, we’ll be releasing exclusive content from Shamir, starting with his first playlist, where he chooses his own 2015 Artists To Watch picks, including Alvvays and Girlpool as well as local artists Doprah and Courtney Barnett

Stay up to date on all our Artist To Watch picks by tuning into our free station.

∞  05/04/2015 — 4:00PM

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Rdio Sessions Exclusive: Milo Greene is in Control

Rdio is excited to announce Milo Greene as the latest installment of Rdio Sessions; a series of live and intimate recordings available exclusively and gob ally on Rdio. Championing both up-and-coming and established artists, Rdio Sessions showcases today’s hottest acts across various genres in ways that fans have never heard before.

This time around, LA’s cinematic pop band, Milo Greene, have recorded a four-song live set for Rdio Sessions. Stripping back the complex layers of previously released songs, the Milo Greene Rdio Sessions track list features 'Lie To Me', 'On The Fence' and 'White Lies' from the new album Control, as well as a killer cover of Phil Collins’ 'Take Me Home'.

Raw, honest and beautifully emotive, the Milo Greene Rdio Sessions are not to be missed by music fans.

∞  04/26/2015 — 8:06PM

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Vance Joy, Twin Shadow, Echosmith and More Artists Choose Their Favourite Songs of 2014

It’s time to recap the top tunes of the year, and who better to share their obsessions than the artists themselves? We asked friends like Vance Joy, Echosmith, Ingrid Michaelson, East India Youth, Twin Shadow, Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes for the songs that they loved so much they practically wanted to marry ‘em. The results are both surprising and awesome, a collection of unique tracks that leap across genre boundaries. Hear their highlights now in the Artists' Year-Defining Songs.

We’ll be publishing these and more artists’ top 10 album lists throughout the next week, but here are some early teasers: Sam Smith is a beloved pick from Lauren of Fifth Harmony and all the members of Echosmith; Twin Shadow can’t get the brilliant simplicity of ILoveMakonen featuring Drake off the stereo. Jack Dolan from Twin Peaks loves Foxygen's "How You Can Really", Vance Joy spends umpteen moments dancing to Sylvan Esso while Sylvan Esso loves Caribou's "Can't Do Without You…. Stay tuned for more!

∞  12/22/2014 — 4:43PM

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Exclusive: Rdio Covers Re-imagine 2014's Anthems

We’re thrilled to present Rdio Covers: 2014, an incredibly fun and unique way to enjoy the year’s hottest songs. We asked a collection of our favourite emerging artists the world over to cover the undeniable anthems of 2014 - and the results are surprising and wonderful!

Among the highlights are a fantastic version of Future Islands’ 'Seasons' as reimagined by Canadian act LIGHTS; New Yorkers Oh Honey's delightfully whimsical crack at Jason Derulo's 'Wiggle' and the truly banging rendition of Ariana Grande's 'Problem' by Texan a cappella outfit Pentatonix.

You’ll also want to hear a stunningly simple take on Sia's 'Chandelier' in the hands of The Wind & The Wave and on the Aussie front, Brendan Maclean's version of Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' is impossible to listen to without a smile. The Griswolds get in on the action as well, bringing an edge to Magic!'s matrimonial hit 'Rude'.

Check out all the covers in the playlist and let us know your faves!

∞  12/10/2014 — 10:23PM

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Exclusive: SOHN Shakes Up Rdio Sessions

You can hear the world-wise poise in the music of English electronic artist SOHN (aka Christopher Taylor). Since 2010, he has called Vienna his home, where his work as a producer for himself as well as for rising stars like Banks along with remixes for the likes of Lana Del Rey and Disclosure have earned him shout outs from unique artists like Lorde and Miguel.

SOHN’s exclusive Rdio Sessions was performed at Decibelle Recording Studio in San Francisco and features highlights from his deliciously dark and soulful debut album Tremors, including the singles “Bloodflows” and “Lessons.” Tune in to the Rdio Sessions Station to hear more live sets from this eclectic series, including recent performances by Daughtry, Jon Pardi, Lucius, and many more.

∞  10/21/2014 — 10:11AM

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Rdio Presents St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 - Line Up Announced!

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A few weeks ago we announced Rdio as a proud presenting partner of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival for another year - now we can finally share the Australian and New Zealand line ups with you and can we just say - they are doozys!

AUSTRALIAN LINE UP (In Alphabetical Order)

Agnes DeMarco (aka Mac Demarco’s mum!) / Andy Bull / Angel Olsen / BANKS / Benjamin Booker / Caribou / Connan Mockasin / Courtney Barnett / Dune Rats / Eagulls / Eves (East Coast Only) / FKA Twigs / Flight Facilities / Flying Lotus (Layer 3) / Future Islands (Exclusive to Laneway, no side shows) / Highasakite / Jesse Davidson (Adelaide Only) / Jon Hopkins (Adelaide Only) / Jungle / Little Dragon / Lykke Li / Mac Demarco / Mansionair / Perfect Pussy / Peter Bibby / POND / Ratking / Raury / Royal Blood (Exclusive to Laneway, no side shows) / Rustie / Seekae / SOHN / St Vincent (Exclusive to Laneway, no side shows) / Vic Mensa

NEW ZEALAND LINE UP (In Alphabetical Order)

Angel Olsen / Angus and Julia Stone / BANKS]5 / Belle and Sebastian / Bespin / Connan Mockasin / Courtney Barnett / Eagulls / FKA Twigs / Flying Lotus (Layer 3) / Future Islands (Exclusive to Laneway, no side shows) / Heavy / Jakob / Jon Hopkins (Adelaide Only) / Jungle / Literal Fuck / Little Dragon / Lykke Li / Mac Demarco / Perfect Pussy / Princess Chelsea / Quarks! / Race Banyon / Ratking / Royal Blood (Exclusive to Laneway, no side shows) / Rustie / SOHN / St Vincent (Exclusive to Laneway, no side shows) / Tiny Ruins / Vic Mensa

Follow St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Australia and St Jerome’s Laneway Festival NZ on Rdio.

∞  10/01/2014 — 6:03PM

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AIR Announces Rdio as Major Partner of Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

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The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is pleased to announce leading digital music streaming service, Rdio Australia, as a Major Partner of the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Awards.

As part of the partnership, Rdio will present the Best Independent Album Award in 2014, further demonstrating the streaming service’s commitment to fostering local talent - nominees for the catagory are:

Chet Faker - ’Built On Glass’

RUFUS - ’Atlas’

Sia - ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

Total Control - ’Typical System’

Violent Soho - Hungry Ghost’

“Rdio Australia is thrilled to be able to award those paving the way in Australia’s independent music community at this year’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards,” said Colin Blake, Head of Territory Australia & New Zealand at Rdio.

Since its beginnings, Rdio Australia has worked hand in hand with Australia’s indie labels to profile, promote and support local artists. To achieve this, Rdio actively invests in the local music industry and delivers holistic support campaigns for Australian releases, tours and festivals.

“Rdio is passionate about championing local independent talent and we hope this partnership will give Australia’s best up-and-coming artists the opportunity to become established artists in Australia’s ever growing music scene,” Blake commented.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Rdio on board as a Major Partner for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Awards. It is fantastic to have Rdio support AIR in our objectives of promoting the interests and development of Australian independent musicians, labels and music companies,” said Joanna Cameron, Communications Manager for AIR.

Presented and produced by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the ninth Annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards are an opportunity for Australian labels, artists and the industry at large to celebrate the successes of some of the country’s most vibrant and eclectic artists. For more information on the Awards, Charts and Independent music click here. To stream tracks from Australia’s hottest independent artists, head to Rdio or follow the AIR profile.

∞  09/29/2014 — 9:03PM

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The Faders Announce Australia & New Zealand F.U.N 2 Tour

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Get ready to get down - Aussie DJ darlings The Faders have announced a slew of club dates across Aus and NZ and Rdio are proud as punch to be presenting them.

2014 is shaping up to be the duo’s hugest year yet - a new album, support slots on the hugely anticipated Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour and now their own headline shows.

Known for their ability to bring the party, The Faders jam-pack their sets with feel good hip hop, old school R’N’B and mainstream pop hits. Make sure you get along to one of their shows so you an experience the F.U.N first hand - Dates for their shows are as follows, to purchase tickets, click here:

Friday 3rd October - SYDNEY - Albion Hotel

Saturday 4th October - GOLD COAST - Komune

Wednesday October 8th - AUCKLAND - Vector Arena (Supporting Miley Cyrus) & Roxy

Friday October 10th - MELBOURNE - Rod Laver Arena (Supporting Miley Cyrus) & Eve Bar

Friday October 17th - SYDNEY - Allphones Arena (Supporting Miley Cyrus)

Saturday October 18th - MELBOURNE - Crown Golden Ale Marquee (Caulfield Cup)

Saturday November 1st - MELBOURNE - Savoy Tavern

Friday November 7th & 8th - DARWIN - The Vic

Friday November 14th - ADELAIDE - Victoria Hotel

Saturday November 15th - BERWICK - Dance Nightclub

Friday November 21st - WOLLONGONG - Hotel Illawarra

Saturday November 22nd - BYRON BAY - Beach Hotel

Wednesday December 31st - SYDNEY - Sydney Opera House

The Faders are on Rdio - Follow them to see what music they’re favouriting and subscribe to their bangin’ playlists.

∞  09/29/2014 — 6:48PM