It’s well-known that beloved late night personality Conan O’Brien is a huge music fan — just look at his adventurous music picks on his late night show, his split seven-inch with Jack White, or his recent tour on which he played plenty of his favorite songs on guitar, for proof. With that in mind, Conan O’Brien and the Team Coco crew teamed with Rdio to present a weekly Mixtape Series, only on Rdio.
Each Monday, Conan, along with his celebrity guests, co-host Andy Richter, and house-bandleader Jimmy Vivino, will release their specially curated playlist with new songs and themes. This week, Conan assembled a playlist of his favorite workout tunes. Listen to it below, and follow Team Coco on Rdio for all the weekly playlists.
Here's some news we're sure you'll like: Rdio is one of Facebook's official music partners in Canada. Instantly play music on Facebook using Rdio, and share what you're listening to in your News Feed and Ticker. Anytime you see shared Rdio tracks on Facebook, click Play to hear them immediately. When you see friends listening to music on Facebook, you can also click “listen with” from the ticker and listen to that song together through Rdio.
You don't need to download anything to get started, just connect Rdio to your Facebook profile. If you've already connected your Rdio and Facebook accounts, you'll need to re-connect them here. Your Facebook friends who've never used Rdio can simply click any Rdio Play button, and we'll automatically create an account for them.
Everyone has that one friend, right? The one who knows the best new bands long before everyone else. Now you can be that friend on Facebook, and your friends will love you for it.
Omaha, Nebraska outfit Cursive formed in 1995, long enough ago to be indie-rock veterans. Cursive’s emotive, unpredictable sound was an integral part of their label Saddle Creek’s meteoric rise in the early 2000s. The way the band’s sound changed on each of their releases over the years earned them a rabid fan-base and a long, rewarding career. The quartet’s latest album is I Am Gemini, a concept album about “twin brothers separated at birth, one good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul.”
To complement this dark theme, the guys from Cursive compiled the gut-wrenching World of Hurt playlist, comprising songs of heartbreak, longing, and regret — it’s only on Rdio. Listen to I Am Gemini and their curated playlist, below.
Welcome to new Rdio. We built it for you — it’s faster, simpler, and more social.
New Rdio is a visually beautiful and dynamic way to play Rdio’s massive catalogue of 15 million songs. New features include the oft requested drag and drop playlist creation, a more personalized Heavy Rotation, and private playlists.
A new look and feel — More than just a boring spreadsheet of songs, new Rdio puts music and people front and center.
All in one place — Spend less time navigating. Music, playlists and your network are in one view.
Add entire albums to playlists — One of Rdio’s most-requested features is now a reality.
Browse even faster — Find music at lightning speed because pages remember your place. Browse a continuous stream of albums, explore one and easily return to the place you left off.
Listen with your network — From the People Sidebar, see what your network is listening to in real-time and listen along with one-click.
Let your network inspire your listening — Wondering if you’ll like an album in the charts or why it appeared in your Heavy Rotation? Under every album, hover over photos to see exactly who listened to it.
Sharing made simple — Drag and drop music into playlists or collection and share with others on Rdio without missing a beat. Music can also be shared on Facebook, Twitter or via email.
Create private playlists – In addition to public and collaborative playlists, now private playlists can be created and shared with just a select few.
Easily discover people to follow — Check out Rdio’s latest music influencers in the People Sidebar and find others to follow such as artists, critics, record labels and brands.
New Rdio will be available in the near future to everyone else with an account. If your curiosity is too much to bear, upgrade to a Web or Unlimited subscription and see how you like people-powered music discovery.
As we shared earlier in the week, The Rdio @NIGHT Party is a celebration for some big Rdio news. So when do we share the secret? At the Rdio @DAY Event on March 13th. The presentation might be invite-only if you’re in Austin for SXSW, but that’s not a problem for the rest of us. The very special Rdio presentation starts Tuesday at 11:45 AM CST and it will be on Livestream — new.livestream.com/rdio — you might as well have a front row seat.
Rdio @DAY and @NIGHT are part of the Samsung Mobile Presents FEED, Powered by Twitter events. Housed in the AMOA-Arthouse (700 Congress Avenue at 7th Street), this beautiful space is open during SXSW and features art meets technology collaborations. If you're in Austin, stop by to take a look.
Whether you’re commuting, on a flight or road trip, sometimes you just want to play music without picking a specific artist or album. With the new update on Rdio for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, you can create a shuffled 25-song mix from your Rdio Collection.
To try this nifty feature, view your Collection and Play Station. If you’re online, the station will be a shuffled mix of 25 songs from your entire Collection. Go offline and it will play a mix of only your synced tunes.
Head to the App Store and download the update today — get shuffling.
While Rdio is in Austin for SXSW, we’re unveiling something special next Tuesday. We’re not dropping any hints except to say that March 13th is a good day to be an Rdio subscriber. Look for more details later this week.
The original Rdio for Android app put millions of songs in your pocket to take with you anywhere — but we want to give you simply the best music experience on Android devices. Rdio is excited to share the brand-new, redesigned Rdio for Android today.
Rdio for Android now includes:
Streamlined navigation featuring an all-new home screen allowing for one-click access to your collection and playlists
Support for Android Ice Cream Sandwich’s new remote control client — manage playback on the lock screen, view controls and album art
New music every week — be the first to listen to new albums and singles on the day they are released
Recommendations based on your listening history
Search for artists, albums, songs, and now playlists and people
Synced collection and playlist — view synced music ready for offline listening without the need to go into offline mode
User Profiles - Search, browse, and follow other Rdio users; discover new music by seeing their activity, who they follow, their playlists and more
And features of the previous version including Activity, Collection, Heavy Rotation, Playlists, Listening History, Syncing for offline access, and a variety of settings to control syncing and streaming on Wi-Fi or 3G
New Rdio for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market in the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. You’ll need an Rdio Unlimited subscription to access Rdio from your phone — new users can sign up directly through the app for a free 7-day trial or on the web at www.rdio.com.
The wait is over for Sufjan Stevens fans — you can now listen to his music on Rdio.
The Michigan-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is the mind behind acclaimed gems like Michigan, Illinois, and Seven Swans. Stevens is responsible for some of the most beloved music of the past decade, and has continued to lead fans down his intriguing rabbit-hole in the new decade — 2010’s genre-bending The Age of Adz was Steven’s most ambitious record to date, ending with a 25-minute suite that included auto-tuned vocals.
Add the Sufjan Stevens discography to your collection today, and share his music with your friends. If you haven’t listened to Stevens yet, today is a good time to start.
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