November 2012

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New Rdio Apps for iOS and Android Are Here

Rdio for iOS and Android

Take everything you love about Rdio with you wherever you go on your iOS or Android device. Say hello to the new Rdio for iOS and Rdio for Android apps — they're faster, sleeker, and easier to use.


  • A new look and feel — The latest update includes design elements similar to our desktop and web experience: clean and minimal.
  • New side-bar navigation — A new navigation panel pops open on the left side of the app to bring you to Your Music, Settings, Playlists, and other features.
  • Remote control — The app will notify you if “Rdio is playing elsewhere.” Pause, skip, or play a station from wherever you are, or click “Play Here Instead” and your mobile device will pick up right where your laptop left off.
  • Infinite scroll — You’ll never run out of new music to explore. Rdio loads more content as you scroll through Heavy Rotation, Top Charts, and New Releases.

We don’t want to spoil all the new surprises so head to the iTunes App Store or Google Play, and try out the apps for yourself.

∞  27/11/2012 — 11:30AM


Listen to Coldplay Live 2012, Now on Rdio


It was almost a decade ago now that globe-trotting epic-rockers Coldplay released their last concert album, Live 2003. Since then, the band has become one of the world’s biggest, with a slew of hits that draw in the tens of thousands of fans to each show. Now, the band is inviting listeners to the live experience again, this time updated to include songs from X&Y, Viva La Vida, and their latest album, Mylo Xyloto.

The live album and DVD is simply titled Coldplay Live 2012, and it’s available to hear now, below. To see videos of the band in action, you can head over to Coldplay’s Online Store.

∞  20/11/2012 — 1:00AM


New Names Join the Rdio Artist Program


It’s been just a little over a month since the Rdio Artist Program launched and the response has been tremendous. Today, we’re pleased to welcome new names such as Questlove, Far East Movement, Thievery Corporation, Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Ed Harcourt.

Artists have been sharing new releases and old favourites — from Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters tweeting out Boys Noize’s new album, to Snoop Dogg’s (aka Snoop Lion) ‘70s soul-inspired Friday Grooves playlist — and users are excited to listen along with their favourite artists on Rdio.

As previously announced, artists can share their music and the music they love with their followers, and the program rewards them for fan engagement. The Rdio Artist Program is active in all countries Rdio is available, so visit the Artist Program page to learn more.

∞  14/11/2012 — 6:00AM

New Features

Artist Radio Stations Powered by The Echo Nest

Echo Nest

Beginning this week, artist radio stations will now be powered by The Echo Nest. This means that listeners can find even more tunes tailored to their tastes thanks to The Echo Nest’s music intelligence platform. Simply head to an artist’s page on Rdio and click Play Station at the top to have a listen.

This is just the first of many features coming from The Echo Nest and Rdio. Stay tuned for more developments rolling out soon.

∞  07/11/2012 — 6:00AM


Listen: DJ Yoda’s Chop Suey Inspiration Playlist

DJ Yoda

London hip-hop turntablist DJ Yoda makes the kind of bouncy, energetic tracks that get heads nodding and dance floors shuffling. On the new album Chop Suey, he blends samples, beats, and big bass-lines to create the positive, funky vibes he’s become known for.

To let listeners in on where he gets ideas for the many sounds and samples he employs, the DJ has compiled the ChopSuey - Inspiration playlist. Bump the funk, soul, and vibes below:

∞  07/11/2012 — 1:00AM