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12 Days of Holiday Stations Starts Now

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Rdio is making it sound a lot like Christmas with our 12 Days of Holiday Stations! No matter what genre you're into, Rdio has a festive station to suit you and your yuletide celebrations.

Whether you’re looking for holiday music for kids, a country Christmas or like things a bit indie, Rdio is here to help you soundtrack your festive season your way.

Stay tuned to discover a new station highlighted each day on Facebook until Christmas Day - our first or "partridge in a pear tree" station is Holiday Hits, loaded with Chrissie classics from the likes of Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole.

∞  12/13/2014 — 3:08PM

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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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Rdio Year-End 2014: Iggy and Beyoncé Lead Your Global Favourites Lists

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As this major year for music winds down, it’s time to discover the releases that stayed in your permanent heavy rotation this year. We've crunched all the numbers to bring you the top songs and albums of 2014.

Who did you love the most? The flawless Beyoncé took the top honours internationally with her anthem 'Drunk in Love', which is the most played song around the world this year. Newcomer Iggy Azalea likewise topped the global charts with her album The New Classic. As Bey might say, “Who run the world? Girls!”

With "Your 2014 on Rdio," you can find out the songs, albums, playlists and artists you loved the most in 2014

Also, be sure to check out:

Best Of Rdio Recommends 2014: We recommended them and now they're taking the scene by storm. Listen to 20 acts we thought would break through this year and did just that.

Rdio Staff Picks: Our hand-picked personal favourites.

And now, we present Rdio’s Top Charts for 2014:

TOP GLOBAL ALBUMS:

  1. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
  2. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
  3. Rick Ross - Mastermind
  4. Jason Derulo - Tattoos
  5. Ed Sheeran - x
  6. Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
  7. Childish Gambino - Because The Internet
  8. Jorge and Mateus - Live In London at the Royal Albert Hall
  9. Ariana Grande - Yours Truly
  10. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

TOP GLOBAL TRACKS

  1. Beyoncé - 'Drunk in Love'
  2. Ariana Grande - 'Problem'
  3. Idina Menzel - 'Let It Go'
  4. Katy Perry - 'Dark Horse'
  5. Pharrell Williams - 'Happy'
  6. John Legend - 'All of Me'
  7. Magic! - 'Rude'
  8. Iggy Azalea - 'Fancy'
  9. DJ Snake, Lil Jon - 'Turn Down for What'
  10. Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg - 'Wiggle'

TOP AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS

  1. Ed Sheeran - x
  2. Various Artists - 100 Hot Songs Of Today
  3. Chet Faker - Built On Glass
  4. Sam Smith - In The Lonley Hour
  5. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
  6. Pharell Williams - G I R L
  7. MKTO - MKTO
  8. 5 Seconds Of Summer - 5 Seconds Of Summer
  9. Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear
  10. alt-J - This Is All Yours

TOP AUSTRALIAN TRACKS

  1. Pharrell - 'Happy'
  2. Sia - 'Chandelier'
  3. Milky Chance - 'Stolen Dance'
  4. Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be'
  5. Ariana Grande - 'Problem'
  6. Rudimental feat. Emeli Sande - 'Home'
  7. Nico & Vinz - 'Am I Wrong'
  8. Avicii - 'Addicted To You'
  9. Jason Derulo - 'Trumpets'
  10. Peking Duk - 'High'

Check out all the above and more at rdio.com/2014.

∞  12/10/2014 — 9:56PM

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Listen to Classic Taylor Swift On Rdio

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Taylor Swift has solidified her spot as America's number one music ingénue, bridging the worlds of country and pop music. Now you can delve into Taylor's library of songs (other than the album "1989"). Check out now-classics like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "22" from albums such as "Red," "Speak Now," and "Fearless."

Rdio Unlimited subscribers can hear Taylor’s songs anywhere, anytime they want. For those of you who haven’t yet upgraded, listen to her artist station as part of our ad-supported radio experience.

“Rdio listeners benefit from our longtime commitment to respecting the choices artists and their labels make about how their songs should be distributed. Let’s always remember that artists deserve a say in how their music is shared with their fans,” said Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio.

It’s the weekend, so it’s a perfect time to tune into our Taylor Swift station, a mix of pop country songs by Swift and other country artists on Rdio or listen to our curated playlist of our favourite songs that we’re calling “Classic Swift.”

∞  11/07/2014 — 9:31AM

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BANKS Hosts Rdio’s Artist To Watch Station

When we recently announced that curated radio stations were now a core, free feature at Rdio, we teased you with some upcoming news about the next phase of Rdio stations. Today, we are excited to reveal our first-ever hosted Rdio station.

Los Angeles singer/songwriter BANKS is our first host, taking control of Rdio’s Artists To Watch Station. The station features music from the 20 artists - including BANKS - that Rdio hand-selected in January as the next big thing you’ll hear. As host of the Artists To Watch Station, BANKS talks about her just-released debut album ’Goddess’, her musical influences and what artist’s she’s currently discovering and enjoying.

In honor of her new album and her role as our inaugural hostess, BANKS has also put together a playlist exclusive for Rdio featuring some of the artists that have inspired and influenced her, including Portishead, Alanis Morissette and The Weeknd. Check out her Inspirations playlist now and listen to some of the artists that have had an impact on BANKS’ distinct sound.

∞  09/16/2014 — 4:00PM

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Black Joe Lewis Turns Up His Favourite Songs

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Austin blues luminary Black Joe Lewis is known for a certain soul-stirring sound and now he is revealing many of his surprising influences for the ears of Rdio listeners only. In honor of the new album that just dropped yesterday, Electric Slave, he’s mixed this playlist of favourite songs that contains a ton of wild cards. Listen and see if you can connect the dots between the soul of artists like Betty Wright, AC/DC, 8Ball & MJG, and The Damned.

∞  08/29/2013 — 4:00PM

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Sampology Stimulates on AV Show Tour

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Sampology continually captures your imagination with party-shaking beats and thrilling audiovisual shows, and we’re charged to be part of it! Rdio is excited to present Sampology’s Stimulation AV Show on tour, which you can catch in a city near you. The DJ kicks off at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali on 17 August and makes his way to Australia beginning on 30 August at Coniston Lane in Brisbane and continuing with shows in Thredbo, Hobart, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide.

Sampology’s Stimulation AV Show Tour Dates:

  • 17th August: Potato Head Beach Club w/ John Legend, Bali
  • 23rd August: Arkham, Shanghai
  • 30th August: Brisbane, Coniston Lane
  • 31st Aug: Snowdome, Thredbo
  • 7th Sept: Mobius, Hobart
  • 8th Sept: FBI 10th Anniversary w/ The Presets, Sydney
  • 15th Sept: Sunday Safari, Beach Hotel, Sydney
  • 12th Oct: Welcome To The Valley, Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
  • 19th Oct: Espionage, Brown Alley, Melbourne
  • 25th Oct: Cats, Rocket Bar, Adelaide

While you wait for him to come around, follow Sampology on Rdio and listen to the album Doomsday Deluxe below.

∞  08/13/2013 — 5:00PM

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Big Day Out’s 2014 Lineup Now Playing on Rdio

Big Day Out

We at Rdio and fans of prodigious music festivals everywhere are celebrating Big Day Out’s lineup announcement. After months of online buzz and crossed fingers, Big Day Out doesn’t disappoint with headliners — Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire and Blur. The lineup also boasts the talents of Snoop Dog (aka Snoop Lion), Major Lazer, Steve Angello, The Lumineers and a rock-solid queue of other talent.

Rdio is supplying the music on Big Day Out’s site so you can listen to the artists while scanning the lineup. Follow Big Day Out on Rdio and subscribe to the official festival playlist with hits you’ll hear at the live event. Today’s the first day to get general admission tickets — go to bigdayout.com to make sure you don’t miss out on the most antipated music festival in 2014.

Turn up the playlist below if you need some tunes while you queue for tickets!

∞  08/07/2013 — 5:00PM

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Youngblood Hawke Picks Songs for Your Party

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Your next party is going to have an amazing soundtrack thanks to a new gift from Los Angeles indie pop act Youngblood Hawke, which recently released their debut album, Wake Up. Today, the band shares the I Want to Party playlist, featuring over 70 minutes of jams from the likes of Drake, Tanlines, Big Boi, Com Truise, and more, all in honor of their current Australian tour with P!nk, which continues through August 10. Press play, party down, and snag tickets to the closest Youngblood Hawke tour date to you.

∞  07/28/2013 — 5:00PM

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Warm Up for Splendour In The Grass with Nova

Splendour In The Grass

The lucky 13th annual edition of Australia’s beloved music festival and camping event Splendour in the Grass returns to the North Byron Parklands in Byron Bay on 26-28 July, where headliners such as Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The Presets, Of Monsters And Men, and Passion Pit will play for their 25,000 closest friends.

The chill may still be in the air in the moments leading up to this epic winter fest, but our own pals at Nova FM have made this two-hour Splendour in the Grass playlist to warm you up whether or not you’re attending in person.

∞  07/21/2013 — 5:00PM