December 2012

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Introducing New Release Notifications

New Release Notifications

With so many new releases each week on Rdio, it’s hard to keep up with all the artists in your Collection. So, we’re doing the work for you. Starting today, you’ll receive a notification whenever an artist in your Collection releases new music.

Notifications will alert you to the latest jams through the web and desktop apps as well as email. You’ll never be out of tune with your favourite artists again.

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Best of 2012: Staff Picks

The diverse Rdio staff has many teams and departments, but all share a deep love for music. We got everyone together — support, mobile, marketing, and more — and delved back into the past 12 months to pick our absolute top tunes of the year. Want to know the songs that we couldn’t take off of repeat? Hear the Best of 2012: Staff Picks playlist now.


Rdio Arrives to Estonia, Belgium, and the Netherlands

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We’re launching in Estonia, Belgium, and the Netherlands today! That means more people can find over 18 million songs to play, follow Influencers like Snoop Dogg, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, and Pitchfork, and take their favourite tunes wherever they go with any of our apps.

Try Rdio now by signing up using Facebook or your email address. Use Rdio on the web, a desktop app, and your mobile device.

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Listen to Passenger's Exclusive Rdio Sessions


When folk singer-songwriter Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) came to our office back in September to perform live in his very own exclusive Rdio Sessions, he was so witty and charming that he left a trail of hearts in his wake — a trait likely honed while busking far away from home after the transition of Passenger from a group to a solo act.

Fortunately, we captured the dreaminess for your musical pleasure. Check out Passenger’s Rdio Sessions, a five-song set that includes the recent European hit “Let Her Go.”

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New Music Tuesday - December 4, 2012

MogwaiWiz KhalifaKe$ha

The new releases continue to slow down to a holiday crawl, but there are still some lively offerings this week. Jamaican reggae and R&B artist Wayne Wonder returns with his first collection in five years, while Liverpool’s post-punk revivalists Clinic drops their seventh album and the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles brings a musical snapshot of Christmas songs old and new.

Check out our New Music Tuesday playlist for more songs that have just hatched, and read the Playlist Notes below that for more highlights. If you’re still starving for more music, let the full serving of Rdio New Releases feed you.


  • Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore
    The lads from Scotland return with a remix collection featuring thoughtful new takes on their songs by a wide spectrum of producers including Cylob, Tim Hecker, and Robert Hampson.

  • Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C. (Deluxe)
    The hotly anticipated fourth album from the Pittsburgh rapper includes collaborations with Akon, Cam’ron, 2 Chainz, and even his fiancé Amber Rose (who is currently expecting their first child). According to Khalifa, the initials stand for “One Night in First Class.”

  • Ke$ha - Warrior (Deluxe)
    The brash pop tart’s second album, featuring the lead single “Die Young” and surprising guest collaborations with Iggy Pop and the Strokes, represents a spiritual journey to find your inner badass. She started working on it while on her Get Sleazy Tour and finished it with the help of pop production titans like Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, and Max Martin.

  • Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights: The 10th Anniversary Edition (Remastered)
    It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Interpol released this seminal debut album and Gold seller. The Anniversary Edition includes bonus tracks, previously unreleased tunes, and B-Sides.

  • METZ - "Dirty Shirt"
    The lead single from this Canadian noise trio’s Sub Pop debut album is a rousing punk throwback containing carefully crafted chaos.


An Rdio Exclusive: Complete The Green Day Trilogy With ¡Tré!

Green Day

Rdio previously offered early sneak previews of Green Day’s new albums ¡Uno! and ¡Dos!. If you speak Spanish (or even if you don’t), you might guess that the last album of this trilogy from the undeniably prolific band is called ¡Tré!.

The latest effort contains 12 new songs that singer Billie Joe Armstrong has described as a “mixed bag” that’s all suitable for bringing the party to its most epic peak. It includes provocative cuts like “Sex, Drugs & Violence,” “Drama Queen,” and “Dirty Rotten Bastard.”

¡Tré! won’t be released until early next year, but Rdio has your first exclusive listen below:

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Rdio Recommends: November 2012

The month of November is over already, and though we tried, we just couldn’t get around to telling you about all the fantastic music we loved. Still, all those unsung gems had to go somewhere, which is why we’ve compiled the Rdio Recommends: November 2012 playlist.

Did you hear anything notable this past month worth sharing? Let us know by reviewing the playlist above.

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we’ll review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.