February 2013

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Exclusives

Sneak Preview Ellen Allien’s New Album LISm

Ellen Allien

Berlin-based DJ and producer Ellen Allien is one of the most prominent women in techno and experimental electronic music. She has built her own career while nurturing those of other artists such as Apparat, Modeselektor, and Seth Troxler, who have all worked with her own 14-year-old label BPitch Control. Allien has been kind enough to provide an early listen to new album LISm before its official release date.

∞  22/02/2013 — 1:00AM

Exclusives

Australian Rapper 360 Drops Album One Month Early on Rdio

360

Melbourne rapper 360’s second album Falling & Flying has enjoyed top five chart success and platinum sales in Australia for its world-wise blend of beats and rhymes. Born Matthew Colwell, 360’s honesty also helped him earn an ARIA, Australia’s biggest music award, in the category of Breakthrough Artist.

Now he’s breaking through all over the world. Falling & Flying isn’t officially out on these shores until mid March, but we’ve got an exclusive one-month preview of the album for your ears only.

Follow 360 on Rdio to see where he’s headed next, musically.

∞  14/02/2013 — 5:00AM

New Features

Rdio for iOS Gets An Update

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iOS users may have noticed a spiffy, new update to our mobile app today. We’re excited to share the first in a series of updates that we’re rolling out this year, all to make the Rdio experience more social and seamless no matter how you’re listening to music.

First and foremost, you’ll find the refreshed look and design makes navigation even easier. You’ll also discover new features including:

  • Long Press — It’s simpler to interact with the music. Just hold your finger down on any piece of music to share, sync, add to playlist or Collection, or play later.
  • Badges — Now on the lower right of any album art, new badges indicate which music you’ve added to your Collection (green) or synced to your mobile device (orange).

Download Rdio for iOS now and tell us what you think on Twitter and Facebook.

∞  14/02/2013 — 12:00AM

EventsMusic

Fall in Love With The Lover’s Rock Playlist


Tomorrow is a holiday for beaus to make beautiful music together — figuratively and literally, so we’ve created the ultimate Lover’s Rock Playlist. Serenade your significant other with a diverse mix featuring some of the most loved recording couples throughout the ages, from Sonny & Cher and Matt & Kim to John & Jehn and Dean & Britta.

The Lover’s Rock Playlist teaches us that love may not be forever but these tunes are timeless.

∞  13/02/2013 — 1:00AM

New FeaturesNews

Music is One Click Away with Facebook Login

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Thanks to Facebook Login, we’ve made signing up to Rdio simpler than ever.

Go to rdio.com and click the blue “Continue” button on either the Web or mobile app. This new added feature makes signing up a cinch, but if you prefer to sign up via email, you can still do that too. Happy listening, folks!

∞  06/02/2013 — 1:00AM