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Send More Ravens - More Game of Thrones Characters Musically Battle It Out

Ok, so we've totally been waiting for Season 5 of “Game Of Thrones” to start. Our calendars are set, our phone alarms will go off to the tune of “The Main Title" by Ramin Djawadi, and we're ready. Really really ready.

But in case you're not as prepared, some new character profiles have been creeping into Rdio and with that comes character playlists.

Welcome Cersei Lannister (and being careful to do so with a smile on our faces). She brings a ruthless yet somehow sensitive playlist she's called "Love Is Poison!” Covering her favorite "I'm in charge" or "I'm sorta lonely but I can't tell you" songs. Listen and favourite "Love Is Poison" or else, here:

Theon Greyjoy is back and has brought out some of his all time favorite 90's songs with him. His playlist "The World Is A Vampire" is all about being held captive and stuff. But really Theon's playlist probably helps him put the past behind him because who really has any idea what he'll do next?

Sansa Stark's "Porcelain, To Ivory, To Steel" helps her get through those tough relationships she's been through. When she's down, Charli XCX, Taylor Swift, and Drake keep her head up, and remind her just how strong she really is. Kudos Sansa kudos.

Samwell Tarly cuts deep with his "The World Is Full Of Cravens" playlist. He shows us what it really feels like to have lived within the walls of Castle Black. With tracks from Joy Division, The Smiths, and The Cure you'll have a pretty clear understanding of the men behind the wall. We're rooting for you Samwell hang tough.

Stay tuned for more musical selections from these Game of Thrones characters throughout the season and be sure to watch the season opener Sunday, April 12th when it airs on HBO Canada.

∞  April 10, 2015 — 11:30AM


Celebrate 40 Years of Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" Today

Today’s release of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition) marks the 40th anniversary of this seminal double album. Everything has been completely remastered on this 16x Platinum powerhouse. The set includes the addition of seven previously unreleased versions of songs, including early takes on “Houses of the Holy” and “In The Light,” the latter with different lyrics!

As well, today we celebrate the amazing news that the whole Led Zeppelin catalog is now available for your rock music pleasure! Fans of the almighty band have also been enjoying a wave of remastered classics, which started in 2014 and continues on this year. Stay tuned for much more to come from the epic Led Zeppelin catalog!


Ellie Goulding Highlights Free Rdio Concerts at Toronto International Film Festival

We’re beyond excited to be the music partner for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where UK electropop ingenue Ellie Goulding tops our series of free concerts during opening weekend, performing live at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall on September 6.

The soul of the Rdio experience at TIFF will be found at Rdio House (335 King St. W), a musical hub for industry leaders and Festival-goers to relax and recharge with live music, giveaways, Rdio product demos, and free food and drink right next door to the Festival’s home base at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. A listening station at the festival ground zero intersection of Simcoe and King Streets will provide music lovers with the ability to explore Rdio’s vast catalog from September 4-7.

Throughout the weekend of September 4-7, the Rdio Music Zone will feature free performances on the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage by Absolutely Free, Adrian X, DJ Misty, Buck 65, Elaquent, Jason Collett, John Kong, Maylee Todd, and Rich Aucoin. Performers co-presented by Festival Music House include BADBADNOTGOOD, Bobby Bazini, Diana, Eon The Soul Proprietor, and Reuben And The Dark, with more to be announced soon.

If you’re in Toronto, you can get free tickets to Rdio presents Ellie Goulding through surprise social media giveaways. Follow @RdioCA on Twitter to find out how more!


Game On With Our World Cup Playlist

The wait is over: FIFA World Cup is in motion! International football enthusiasts will unite “All in One Rhythm” as the competition takes place from June 12-July 13. And, well, you know that’s a motto that we can get behind.

Our Game On! Playlist features songs about each of the 32 contenders from across the globe. Take a journey around the world with the help of a wonderful dream team, including Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, The National, Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, and Fat Freddy’s Drop.

Whatever team you're rooting for, share your favorite songs for your team on Twitter using the hashtag #JoininRdio.

∞  June 12, 2014 — 2:07PM


Win A VIP Trip to See Kings of Leon at Austin City Limits

Kings of Leon

We’ve teamed up with Kings of Leon and Sony Canada to offer you and a friend the chance at a once-in-a-lifetime experience: A trip and VIP access to Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 11-13.

Picture it now: You will be styled with VIP passes to the festival as well as a gourmet happy hour presented by Austin FOOD & WINE, daily chef tastings, complimentary catered food, beer, wine and specialty drinks, private restrooms, and even mini spa treatments! Flights for two and four nights of accommodations are also included on us, of course.

Entering couldn’t be easier. Just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Contest is going on right now and ends on September 26. See the Official Rules for more details. Good luck!


Father’s Day Sounds Fantastic With Dads Who Rock

Dads Who Rock

What do Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, Fela Kuti, and Neil Young have in common? They’re some of the coolest fathers the music business has ever seen, and we love to pay tribute to them and other Dads Who Rock with our new Father’s Day playlist. Press play for a manly mix covering a ton of sonic territory ranging from rock and metal to rap and soul. Oh, and don’t forget to call dear ol’ pops this Sunday!

∞  June 13, 2013 — 1:00PM


Hans Zimmer Scores the Soundtrack for Man of Steel

Man Of Steel

It took nothing less than a Superman of a composer to take on the music for the summer blockbuster Man of Steel. Luckily Hans Zimmer, who has scored more than 100 films including The Dark Knight and The Lion King and won big at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and GRAMMYs, was up for the challenge. Listen to his heroic soundtrack below and get ready for Man of Steel, which flies into theaters on June 14.

∞  June 12, 2013 — 10:00AM


For the Realm: Game of Thrones’ Soundtrack

Game of Thrones

Now that the tears have dried and your jaw has been picked up off the floor, we’ve got something to cheer up you Game of Thrones fans. Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi has unveiled his latest soundtrack for the the HBO series just in time for what’s sure to be a heart-stopping season finale on June 9. Included in this collection are some special guest appearances by indie outfit The Hold Steady (“The Bear and the Maiden Fair”) and Kerry Ingram who plays Shireen Baratheon (“It’s Always Summer Under the Sea”).

The series is going into hibernation for the summer, but you can continue to make everything seem epic with the soundtrack.

∞  June 5, 2013 — 10:00AM


Discover The Sounds of MUTEK Montreal

One of the world’s leading electronic music festivals, MUTEK Montreal, has already kicked off in Montreal on May 29 and will play on until June 2. The official MUTEK 2013 playlist provides a colorful musical window into this dynamic annual undertaking for everyone in case you’re not able to attend in person. MUTEK features both established and new artists and that’s represented in this set, which showcases vets like John Tejada, Steve Reich, and Jamie Lidell with up-and-comers such as Brandt Brauer Frick, Lukid, and Hobo Cubes.

∞  May 30, 2013 — 10:00AM


Mother’s Day Sounds Sweet With Our Dear Mama Playlist


Everyone from Ozzy to Kanye has expressed appreciation for their mother through music, and Dear Mama - A Musical Tribute explores a wide range of love. The playlist includes songs of acknowledgement and adoration for the near and dear mamas by such diverse voices as 2Pac, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift. Is your mom more into Danzig or Justin Bieber? Play her this set and let the lyrics speak for themselves.

∞  May 8, 2013 — 1:00PM