October 2012

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Get Spooked by Rdio’s Halloween Playlist

If you’ve recently felt a chill in your bones, it might not just be because winter is around the corner: it’s Halloween! The end of October marks the emergence of ghosts, witches, Jack-o-lanterns, and (best of all) candy.

At Rdio, our favourite candy is that which appeals to the ear, so to celebrate, we’ve compiled the perfect Halloween playlist above. Blast it at your Halloween shindig, in your headphones as you trick-or-treat the neighbourhood, or just sit in your room and feel the chills run down your spine. It’s our treat to you.

∞  31/10/2012 — 2:00AM


Hear UK Pop-noir outfit Dark Horses Premiere Their Debut a Week Early on Rdio

Dark Horses

UK pop-noir outfit Dark Horses might wear leather jackets, but to pigeonhole them as garage-rockers or rock and roll meatheads would be simplistic. The band fuse Kraut-rock, psychedelia, and plaintive, folksy melodies to create sophisticated tunes that sound perfectly at home on a debut titled Black Music.

The album isn’t out for another week, but the whole swirling musical mass is on Rdio now, a week early. Listen to Black Music below.

∞  22/10/2012 — 1:00AM

New FeaturesNews

New Rdio Beta Mobile App for Android

Rdio For Android

We're inviting our tech savvy users to be the first to try the beta version of our new Android app and help us shape the next generation of Rdio for Android.

As a beta tester, you’ll notice an updated look and feel, including a redesigned player, new side-bar navigation, and a new remote control feature. During the beta period, we will be continuously refining and improving the app, so expect frequent updates as your feedback comes in. It’s important to note that if you choose to beta test, the beta app download will replace your existing Rdio app, and quickly migrate your synced music.

Rdio Android users can participate in the beta and share their thoughts directly with us. To become a beta tester, simply join the Android Google Group. From there, you can download and install the app on your Android device and leave feedback.

We’ll let you know when Rdio for Android will be available for everyone on Google Play.

∞  16/10/2012 — 1:00AM


Hear Papa Roach’s Current Favourite Tunes on their New Rdio Playlist


Melodic hard rock outfit Papa Roach have maintained their edge by continually shifting their sound. The band have covered diverse territory, incorporating elements of rock, metal, hip-hip, and yes, pop into their sound across the years, and their new album, The Connection, finds the band revisiting them all.

What are Papa Roach listening to now? It’d be hard to pinpoint had they not compiled their Current Favorites into a handy playlist for fans. Listen to what the band is blasting now:

∞  11/10/2012 — 1:00AM


Announcing the Rdio Artist Program

Rdio Artist Program

We’re committed to supporting the artist community and the music industry as a whole. That’s why today we’re launching the Rdio Artist Program — the first program of its kind, offering an innovative new model for artists to directly earn money from streaming music.

Scissor Sisters, Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg), Chromeo, A-Trak and Brendan Benson — already fans of Rdio — are among the first artists to join the program. Now through the Rdio Artist Program, any artist can share their music and the music they love with their followers and be rewarded for fan engagement.

The Rdio Artist Program is active in all countries where Rdio is available, and any artist with an existing artist page is eligible to join. To learn more, visit the Artist Program page.

∞  02/10/2012 — 1:00AM