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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

Posted by Rdio at 8:18AM in Exclusives |

News

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

Posted by Sarah McKenzie at 2:43PM in Artist Spotlights, Exclusives |

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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 |

Rdio Announces Partnership with News Corp Australia

Today we are excited to announce an exclusive integrated partnership with News Corp Australia to provide Rdio Unlimited service to News Corp Australia subscribers.

A first of its kind for Rdio locally, the partnership will see Australia’s leading media company share the opportunity to access Rdio’s extensive music library and leading streaming technology with digital subscribers through its +Rewards program.

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Rdio and News Corp are aligned in the commitment to enabling digital discovery, and our new partnership rewards eligible digital subscribers to News Corp Australia with a six-month complimentary subscription to Rdio Unlimited which provides web, mobile and offline access to our massive catalogue of over 25 million songs and the ability to start a custom station.

News Corp Australia group director of marketing Damian Eales said: “Rdio provides a fantastic service that our customers will love. It's exactly what +Rewards is all about — great experiences and unbelievable value. There is immense potential in this partnership and I am looking forward to working with the team in developing further offerings highlighting the best both companies have to offer.”

As part of this integrated partnership, News Corp Australia’s most influential journalists will also be creating exclusive Rdio profiles and playlists for subscribers to enjoy and follow via Rdio. This component of the partnership allows News Corp Australia’s members to keep up to date with the latest recommendations as provided by esteemed music writers from the leading news source.

“We are proud to be partnering with News Corp Australia in this exciting new initiative,” said Colin Blake, Rdio’s Head of Territory Australia & New Zealand.

“At Rdio we are as passionate about delivering new and relevant content to our users as News Corp Australia is with its subscribers. This partnership allows us to not only broaden the reach of our service, but also share the influence of music with News Corp Australia’s digital following.”

To be eligible for this promotion, users must simply become a member of News Corp Australia’s +Rewards program.

For more information on the Rdio subscription offer, just visit any of the following pages:

The Courier-Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Adelaide Advertiser
The Herald Sun

To get more music suggestions and curated playlists, Follow Kathy McCabe, News Limited National Music Editor, and Cameron Adams, News Limited National Music Writer on Rdio.

For more information about Rdio visit www.rdio.com.

∞  05/08/2014 — 11:57AM

Posted by Rdio at 11:57AM |

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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

Posted by Rdio at 5:32PM in Artist Spotlights, Exclusives |

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Cast a Wider Net: Introducing Rdio on Google Chromecast

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We are thrilled to share news that starting today you can listen to Rdio on Google Chromecast. Chromecast allows you to cast songs, albums, stations, and playlists to your TV — then control playback from anywhere in your house and enjoy a beautiful display of album art on your big screen. This means you now have a whole new way to surround yourself with your music in the comfort of your home.

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows. Once the Chromecast device is setup, simply press the cast icon in the Rdio iOS, Android or Web apps. You won't have to learn anything new. If you’re new to Rdio, you can start a free trial by simply downloading the Rdio app and registering.

“Rdio on Google Chromecast marks another milestone in Rdio’s commitment to delivering the best music experience everywhere,” said Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio. “Music fans can access Rdio’s massive catalogue of over 20 million songs or start a station easily, all from Chromecast on their TV.”

We are very excited about this awesome new way to play Rdio at home and unleash your favourite music, check out new releases, and stream an endless variety of Stations from anywhere in the house right to your TV with Chromecast’s bold new technology. It’s not only easy, but with a starting price of £30 Chromecast is also affordable.

Ready to cast your first song? Learn how to connect Google Chromecast to your TV and Rdio app.

New to Rdio? Start listening for free right now. Want the most of your Rdio experience? Upgrade to Rdio Unlimited for mobile on-demand features and ad-free listening everywhere you go.

∞  03/31/2014 — 8:01AM

Posted by Rdio at 8:01AM in Developer App, News, Tips & Tricks |

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Exclusive: The Presets Remix “Goodbye Future”

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The godfathers of Australian EDM, The Presets have released an official remix of their latest single, “Goodbye Future,” exclusively on Rdio.

"Goodbye Future (Club Edit)" is an electric, euphoric jolt to the system and a stellar return to the duo’s signature sound.

“While it’s great to produce tracks that are succinct in length and to the point, it’s also really fun to revisit tracks specifically for the club environment — and to give musical passages and parts the space they need to breathe and move for the dance floor,” say the duo, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moynes.

“Goodbye Future (Club Edit)” is available exclusively on Rdio until March 7th. You can catch The Presets on tour with regional festival Groovin' The Moo, as well as at their three sideshows, presented by Rdio:

Thursday 1st May - The Metro - Sydney
Friday 2nd May - The Hi-Fi - Melbourne
Thursday 8th May - Capitol - Perth

New to Rdio? Start listening for free right now. Want the most of your Rdio experience? Upgrade to Rdio Unlimited for mobile on-demand features and ad-free listening everywhere you go.

∞  03/03/2014 — 4:48PM

Posted by Rdio at 4:48PM in Exclusives, Recommended By Rdio |

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Rdio + Shazam Go Global

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We’ve been incredibly stoked about working with Shazam the past year to power music discovery in new and creative ways. Earlier this month we announced our latest integration with Shazam to offer a personal playlist of your Shazamed songs in the Rdio App. This playlist automatically updates with every new song you tag in Shazam, making it easy to relive an amazing night out, track for track, on Rdio. Music fans can also instantly listen to entire songs on the fly right after tagging them in Shazam by clicking the “Listen Free on Rdio” link within the app.

Now Rdio and Shazam are taking these integrations around the world to 29 additional countries including France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

“Working together in major countries across the globe, we are now providing more than 270 million Shazam users the ability to instantly listen to an entire song they just identified exclusively on Rdio and seamlessly build playlists on Rdio,” said Daniel Danker, chief product officer of Shazam.

“Music lovers around the globe can now connect Shazam's tagging feature with Rdio's digital music service. All the songs tagged in Shazam are automatically added to a 'My Shazam Tracks' playlist in Rdio, making it easy to identify, save, and organise their music discoveries,” said Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio. “Rdio and Shazam are at the forefront of how people are discovering new music.”

Here is the complete list of the 35 countries where the Shazam and Rdio integration is now available: United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela.

Our partnership with Shazam is one of the many ways we are dedicated to bringing the Rdio experience to music lovers everywhere. Paired with our option to listen to Rdio for free on web or mobile in Australia, we can proudly say the music never stops! And for on-demand listening everywhere you go upgrade to Rdio Unlimited.

∞  01/28/2014 — 8:42PM

Posted by Rdio at 8:42PM in New Features, News, Tips & Tricks |

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Rdio + Shazam: Making Playlist Magic Together

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Last year, we teamed up with Shazam to make it easier than ever to listen to music you discover at clubs, shops and restaurants with the Listen Free on Rdio link, available from Shazam’s Tag screen. Now we’re taking our integration one step further with the latest Shazam mobile update, available on Android and iOS. Connect your Rdio account in a few simple steps and all of your Shazamed songs will be added to a new playlist in Rdio called “My Shazam Tracks.” And the playlist will automatically update with every new song you Shazam, making it easy to relive an amazing night out, track for track, through the Rdio app.

The Shazam playlist feature is exclusive to Rdio and instantly ready for you to use. Just update to the latest version of the Shazam app, connect your Rdio account, and your playlist awaits!

This integration is the latest example of one of our developer partners extending the Rdio experience through our powerful, best-in-class API. Over a thousand developers are actively creating a huge variety of apps using the Rdio API, making it easier for Rdio users to discover new music, attend concerts, create playlists, listen collaboratively, learn about their favorite artist, and more. Check out our API Gallery for more innovative examples of the Rdio API at work.

The latest Shazam update is available in both Free and Encore versions for iOS and Android. To connect your account, follow the instructions in your Shazam newsfeed or go to your Shazam settings and select Connect to Rdio.

∞  01/06/2014 — 6:03AM

Posted by Rdio at 6:03AM in New Features, News |