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Exclusive: Rdio Sessions - Heavenly Indie Pop from Lucius

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This years’s Rdio Sessions at SXSW featured a diverse line up of up-and-comers performing exclusive live sets, with acts like Tokyo Police Club, Tensnake, Haerts, Little Boots and Ty Dolla $ign storming the stage. Now, for the first time since it all went down in Austin, you can hear the Rdio Sessions performance from Brooklyn indie pop quintet Lucius as they perform song’s from their stunning debut album Wildewoman

If this is your first introduction to Lucius, expect to be completely charmed. Songs like ‘Go Home’, ‘Wildewoman’, ‘Turn It Around’ and ‘Until We Get There’ show off lead singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe’s playful rapport and easy sense of humour. The lovely ladies harmonise beautifully together, making each tune instantly memorable.

∞  07/31/2014 — 9:56PM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 9:56PM in Exclusives |

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Rdio Presents Stereosonic 2014 - Artist Line Up

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Rdio is proud to present Stereosonic for another year! As one of Australia’s most loved and multi-award winning music festivals, Stereosonic has delivered a massive line up for 2014, wall to wall with today’s leading and emerging artists from the house, techno, trance, bass, electro and EDM music scenes:

Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Diplo, Disclosure, W&W and DJ Snake will headline the first of the two days with Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Dash Berlin and special guest Carl Cox leading the charge for the second day.

Held over two weekends in five cities, Stereosonic continues to create an incredible experience for festival goers, with breathtaking production and immaculate festival grounds complimenting the world class line-up.

SYDNEY - Sat Nov 29th & Sun Nov 30th - Sydney Showgrounds PERTH - Sat Nov 29th & Sun Nov 30th - Claremont Showground ADELAIDE - Fri Dec 5th & Sat Dec 6th - Adelaide Showground MELBOURNE - Sat Dec 6th & Sun Dec 7th - Melbourne Showgrounds BRISBANE - Sat Dec 6th & Sun Dec 7th - Brisbane Showgrounds

Stereosonic pre-sale commences Wednesday July 30th from 8pm (AEST) General public on-sale commences Tuesday August 5th at 8pm (AEST)

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Stereosonic 2014 Artist Line-up:

Calvin Harris, Tiësto Diplo, Disclosure (DJ Set), W&W, DJ Snake Duke Dumont, Will Sparks, RL Grime, Peking Duk NERVO, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel Tale Of Us, Destructo, Ørjan Nilsen, Nina Kraviz Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson, Scuba, Cash Cash, Kölsch, MaRLo, Mano Le Tough, Shogun, Uberjak’d Mark Sixma, Nina Las Vegas, Timmy Trumpet M4SONIC, Tigerlily, Generik and L D R U & Yahtzel

Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki Showtek, Dash Berlin, Carl Cox Porter Robinson (Live) Laidback Luke, New World Punx TJR, Ferry Corsten, Noisia, Deorro, Headhunterz, MK DVBBS, Booka Shade (Live), Markus Schulz, What So Not Joel Fletcher, John O’Callaghan, Foreign Beggars Hot Since 82, Alison Wonderland, Crookers, Jack Beats The Aston Shuffle, Route 94, Simon Patterson, Alex Metric Deetron, Kaz James, Ilan Bluestone, Acid Jacks and Nick Thayer

∞  07/29/2014 — 9:54PM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 9:54PM in Events, Exclusives |

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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

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 8:23PM in Artist Spotlights, Exclusives |

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Rdio Becomes First Streaming Service To Power Full Song Playback Within Shazam

Starting today, Rdio users on Shazam can finally go beyond the preview with full song playback on Shazam. Rdio subscribers that update your Shazam app can stream entire songs without ever leaving Shazam, making it even more seamless to discover and explore music.

Plus you can continue to add your favourite songs to your choice of playlist or automatically add all the tracks you have Shazamed to an Rdio playlist.

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"We are thrilled to be the first streaming service to power Shazam's new in-app song playback," said Chris Becherer, SVP of Product at Rdio. "This partnership helps us deliver on our promise to be everywhere music is being discovered."

This update is available now on iOS, and Android.

∞  07/14/2014 — 3:20PM

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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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Exclusive: Stream Miracle’s Debut Album ‘Mainland’ 2 Weeks Early

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Rdio users can exclusively pre-stream Sydney-based emerging artist/producer Miracle’s much anticipated debut album, ‘Mainland’ on Friday July 4th - 2 weeks before it’s official release.

Produced by ARIA Award winning hip-hop legend Stylaz Fuego and co-produced by Nic Martin, ‘Mainland’ showcases Miracle’s exceptional blend of hip-hop, alternative beats and progressive sounds. The 8 track album features appearances from Kim Cesarion , Allday ,Little Nikki, Jakubi and Youngblood Hawke.

“ I am really excited that Rdio are supporting me with the release of my debut album ‘Mainland’” says Miracle. “This album is a compilation of stories, feelings and personal experiences of my lifes’ journey so far. I hope everyone enjoys it!”

Follow Miracle on Rdio and discover what he is listening to.

∞  07/03/2014 — 5:57PM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 5:57PM |

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Global Exclusive: Rdio Sessions - A Dance Party With STRFKR

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Portland’s STRFKR is a group that’s close to our hearts here at Rdio. We were the first to offer a preview of last year’s album Miracle Mile and are now thrilled to present the band’s contribution to Rdio Sessions, our set of intimate recordings available only on Rdio.

Recorded live in San Francisco, this exclusive STRFKR set includes highlights from Miracle Mile including the bright pop of “Malmö,” the swaggering “While I’m Alive,” and the discofied “Atlantis,” plus “Bury Us Alive” from 2011’s Reptilians and “Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Second,” the irresistibly bouncy song from the self-titled 2008 debut Starfucker that started it all. Go ahead and have a sweaty dance party, we won’t tell!

Subscribe to the Rdio Sessions playlist to hear more recordings from Rdio favorites such as Passenger, City and Colour and Shout Out Louds.

∞  06/10/2014 — 8:18AM

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Introducing Gapless Playback On Android

Android users who are Rdio Unlimited subscribers have a wonderful new feature that enhances overall listening pleasure. Gapless Playback allows for a seamless experience rather than the split-second gaps that can be a bumpy part of today’s digital music life.

Gapless Playback is especially noticeable when listening to live concerts, legendary retro concept albums, comedy shows and classical music. Check out some examples below:

Play Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011 Remaster) with Gapless Playback to hear a great example of how a band uses an uninterrupted flow of songs to thread together the pieces of a classic concept album.

A more contemporary example can be found by listening to live performances from Daft Punk in the duo’s concert album Alive 2007In this case, Gapless playback offers a more closely simulated experience of hearing the disco robots on stage. It’s really harder, better, faster and stronger.

These two albums really illustrate the wonders of the new Gapless Playback feature - try it for yourself and hear the difference! Available for Android 4.1 and higher. iOS coming soon.

 

∞  06/01/2014 — 9:26PM

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 9:26PM in News |

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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 360music.com.au 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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Rdio Expands To 60 Countries

Today, we're happy to announce Rdio has expanded into nine more countries around the world. We're now in 60 countries in six continents.

Welcome Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia in Europe as well as Indonesia, Philipines, Singapore, and Thailand in Asia.

In honor of our newest milestone, we've made a playlist of music from all the countries you can find Rdio. From Argentina's Soda Stereo to Venezuela's La Vida Boheme, uncover 60 tracks that are either current toppers, unforgettable classics, hometown anthems or just office favourites.

If you’re new to Rdio, welcome! Sign up at rdio.com right now and start streaming your favourite artist, song, album or over 400 genre stations. Discover new music and find your favorites with our web and desktop apps. You can upgrade to Rdio Unlimited any time to stream unlimited mobile music everywhere you go.

∞  05/19/2014 — 11:36PM

Posted by Rdio at 11:36PM in News |