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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 |

Exclusives

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 |

EventsMusic

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 |

New FeaturesNews

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 |

Exclusives

Only on Rdio: Come Alive to Don Cavalli’s Temperamental

Don Cavalli

Life — and death — is always interesting for Don Cavalli, a singer and guitarist worked as an undertaker between projects. The French-born artist who is enamored with American blues and roots music bares his soul on Temperamental, his second album and first in five years. And thanks to his Everloving label, you don’t have to lose your cool waiting until next week for this to be officially released because we’ve got it for you right now.

∞  08/07/2013 — 8:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 8:00PM in Exclusives |

EventsMusic

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

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

Exclusives

Surfs Up: Cayucas Rides Into Rdio Sessions

Cayucas

The music of California’s Cayucas feels like a breezy trip through the best surf rock of past eras while pumped up with the youthful edge of today’s concerns and the polish of modern production. The band swelled onto the Rdio Sessions stage at South by Southwest, performing three songs from the debut album Bigfoot. Listen to the Cayucas Rdio Sessions set below and then check out the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from this great 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.

∞  08/06/2013 — 4:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 4:00PM in Exclusives |

Exclusives

Early Listen: Dead Letter Circus Heat Up The Catalyst Fire

Dead Letter Circus

You were warned before; now get ready for the fire! Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus is following up the 2010’s This Is the Warning with their new full-length The Catalyst Fire, which is boosted by the hot single “Lodestar”. This brand new album carries forth the rage against the machine aesthetic of the debut album but also represents a new energy in the band’s sound, with the addition of new members Tom Skerlj and Clint Vincent on guitar. Thanks to Dead Letter Circus, Rdio listeners get to enjoy this album right now, one week in advance of the official release date. We think it’s always good to get early warning of a fire.

∞  08/01/2013 — 5:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 5:00PM in Exclusives |

Music

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

Posted by Rdio at 5:00PM in Music |