Exclusives

Rdio and Red Bull Stratos: Exclusive New Documentary and Original Song by Portugal. The Man

Red Bull Stratos

We’re taking an exciting leap with Red Bull to present Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos, the documentary on the historic space dive project. The film will be available exclusively on rdio.com/redbullstratos for three months beginning on October 14, 2013, which marks the one-year anniversary of Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 24 miles above Earth.

Head over to rdio.com/redbullstratos today to experience exclusive content such as never-before-seen clips and the original song written and recorded for the documentary by Portland rock band Portugal. The Man. The Rdio-only track titled “Oh Boy” is featured in the dynamic trailer which you can watch right now.

While you wait for the film to drop on the site, listen to inspiring playlists created by the crew from the Red Bull Stratos project. What songs encourage you to break limits? Add them to our collaborative Mission To The Edge playlist on the site.

Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the speed of sound with his own body from over 128,000 feet, accelerating to 843.6 miles per hour. The Stratos jump broke records in the sky, but also on the web with 8 million concurrent viewers tuning in on the day of the jump making it the most watched live event in Internet history. To experience the full documentary on October 14, register for a free Rdio account here!

∞  09/17/2013 — 4:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 4:00AM in Exclusives |

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Exclusive from MGMT: New Album and the “Optimizer” Early Only on Rdio

MGMT

MGMT has a mind-blowing gift for Rdio listeners! In advance of the official release of the third and self-titled full-length album, the band has collaborated with its trusted team of visual artists to create the “Optimizer”, a 44-minute video that pairs with MGMT for a total sensory experience. Now you can witness what the sound of total freedom and incredible creativity looks and sounds like with this unique interpretation. You'll be able to watch along with other viewers in real-time, jump throughout the "Optimizer" timeline, and share song and video previews. 

All you need to enjoy the art piece is your own Rdio account (which is free!). What are you waiting for? Jump into the “Optimizer” for the optimal MGMT fan experience.

∞  09/09/2013 — 4:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 4:00PM in Exclusives |

Exclusives

Early Bleed: Hear Death Ray Vision’s Debut

Death Ray Vision

Death Ray Vision is a supergroup borne from Boston’s killer metal scene. The band, which features members of Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage and former members of Overcast and Cannae, draws on the strengths of their individual experiences for a knock-down, drag-out debut called We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’. The album has not been officially released yet but you can start the sonic bloodletting right now thanks to this early exclusive. Need we suggest that you turn this way up?

∞  09/03/2013 — 4:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 4:00PM in Exclusives |

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Black Joe Lewis Turns Up His Favourite Songs

Black Joe Lewis

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

Posted by Rdio at 4:00PM in Exclusives, Music |

Exclusives

Early Listen: Depeche Mode Meets The Jim Jones Revue

Depeche Mode

Remixes just got taken to a whole new level! UK garage rock mavericks The Jim Jones Revue has just completed a wild and unexpected new version of “Should Be Higher” by the legendary electronic group Depeche Mode. Enjoy this early exclusive listen of a very special remix and prepare to be blown away by the creativity.

∞  08/28/2013 — 8:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 8:00PM in Exclusives |

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Keep The Music Playing: Rdio Free on the Web

Rdio

Today we’ve updated our free-to-listen web service in Australia to bring our catalogue of millions of songs and beautiful interface to more music fans than ever before.

As part of this update, listeners will start hearing in-stream messaging on Rdio Free. We want to provide as much music to as many people as we can. We’re thrilled that this change means you can keep the music playing longer and invite more friends to jam along with you. These new additions are short and sweet — free listeners will only hear three minutes of in-stream messaging per hour which includes an ongoing mix of new feature announcements, exclusive release notifications, messages from partner brands, as well as subscription upgrading information.

Rdio Unlimited subscribers, your listening experience is staying exactly the same. We just want to help people discover the music they love while using Rdio for a longer period of time. Our ad-free option, Rdio Unlimited, will still be available for $12.90 per month for both mobile and web access.

New to Rdio? Then start listening for free right now!

∞  08/22/2013 — 7:27PM

Posted by Rdio at 7:27PM in New Features, News |

Exclusives

Sail Away to Sea Wolf's Rdio Sessions

Sea Wolf

Ready to be swept away by some sweet folk sounds? Earlier this year, L.A. indie act Sea Wolf, fronted by Alex Brown Church, performed a special show for Rdio fans at SXSW. The Sea Wolf Rdio Session features rare tracks as well as selections from the most recent album Old World Romance. Enjoy the show and remember to visit the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from your very own exclusive live series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  08/20/2013 — 11:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 11:00PM in Exclusives |

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Bon Iver Fans: Sing Along To The Volcano Choir

Volcano Choir

Fans of Bon Iver take note: Volcano Choir is the band featuring Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and the members of Collections of Colonies of Bees. Volcano Choir is about to release Repave, a moving album about friendship that took three years to record. Even if you didn’t know about this intimate and open undertaking from the American indie outfit, you’ve already waited so long for the album that we’re especially proud to bring it to you one week early.

∞  08/19/2013 — 5:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 5:00PM in Exclusives |

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Sampology Stimulates on AV Show Tour

Sampology

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

Posted by Rdio at 5:00PM in Events, Music |

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Find Your Frequency: Stations on Rdio

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We’re thrilled to reveal the new and improved Stations today. We've made stations smarter and custom-tailored to you, creating an effortless listening experience that highlights the best of Rdio: elegant design and social discovery.

Starting today, we're giving our refreshed stations feature the top billing it deserves. In the left-hand navigation, click Stations to find new station types like popular genre stations and You FM — a station comprised of artists and songs inspired by your taste in music.

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WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN STATIONS

  • Radio you’ll never tire of — Choose from 10 different station types to create an endless list of favourite stations, each drawing on our catalog of over 20 million songs. Start a station by typing in any artist or song in the search bar, or select one of almost 400 sub-genre stations. No matter what your mood or taste in music, we have a station that’s just right for you.

  • Stunning new player — Vote on individual songs, tune stations towards familiar or adventurous sounds, and pivot stations based on favourite tracks, all inside a dynamic station player design that features album art like it's meant to be seen.

  • You FM — A brand new, personalised, adjustable station that leverages Taste Profiling technology from The Echo Nest and incorporates all your listening history, track voting, Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and more to create a truly unique and individualised listening experience. As your tastes grow and evolve, so does You FM.

  • Stations front and center — A simple, elegant user interface for browsing various station types, creating new stations, and revisiting favourite stations.

  • Social discovery — Easily play stations based on your friends' aggregated listening history (Heavy Rotation Station) or tuning into a specific friend's or influencer’s You FM by clicking People. It’s like flipping on the car radio and knowing every DJ.

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Rdio has always been about delivering the music you want on any device, but now, we've created new tools for you to kick back and discover an endless stream of songs catered to you. Take stations for a spin on Android, iOS, and Web now.

∞  08/08/2013 — 10:34AM

Posted by Rdio at 10:34AM in New Features, News |