Events

10 posts

EventsMusicRdio Recommends

Send a Raven! Game of Thrones Characters Battle it Out on Rdio

Game-thrones genric logo

Not that we are obsessed or anything, but Game of Thrones will be upon us in mere hours (yes, we are counting). In the preamble to this auspicious event fans of the immensely popular show have gotten creative and descended on Rdio to create a slice of Westeros by building in-character profiles and playlists for the show's protagonists and antagonists. And we are loving it!

As you enjoy the Season 4 premiere tonight, check out some true fan obsession with these playlists from your favourite Game of Thrones characters. Rdio’s "GoT" the perfect distraction — and accompaniment to your viewing parties — with these clever profiles from Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, King Joffrey, Jon Snow, and Hodor of Winterfell that are stirring up the drama and laughs.

And for more amusement, be sure to read the hilarious playlist comments posted from one in-character profile to another. See King Joffrey’s sociopathic and tyrannical jab on Arya Stark’s "Stick 'Em With The Pointy End" playlist here and what our favourite Mother of Dragons thinks of Jon Snow (even though they’ve never met) here.

Follow your favourite characters on Rdio throughout the season to see new music and playlists added from the Seven Kingdoms, Essos, and beyond the Wall.

New to Rdio? Start listening for free right now. Want the most of your Rdio experience? Upgrade to Rdio Unlimited for mobile on-demand listening everywhere you go.

Daenerys Targaryen unleashes a fierce set of queen tunes on Ascending and compiles a hilarious set of Mother’s Day Songs — no surprise she’s really into dragon songs.

It’s not easy being drunk all the time, but Tyrion Lannister makes it look effortless. J. Cole, UB40, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars are on hand to help him celebrate wine, women, and money on his Things I Like a Lot and I Prefer Fun Sized playlists.

Arya Stark's been kicking ass and taking names all over Westeros. Check out the music that preps our favourite spitfire for revenge on her Stick ‘Em with the Pointy End playlist and her collection of favourite Girl vs Boy tomboy theme songs.

It’s good to be King Joffrey, and he gives it up to his all-time favourite person with his Me, Myself & I and Inspiration playlists.

Our favourite handsome bastard and member of the Night’s Watch Jon Snow knows how to stay warm while bumping his Night’s Watch Slow Jamz and Just Chilln’ playlists.

Loyal servant and Big Man Hodor of Winterfell is always at the side of young Bran Stark. He doesn’t say much, but we love tha drops and big bodied, hip-hop beats on Hodurrrrrr.

∞  07/04/2014 — 12:00PM

EventsMusic

Rdio Heads to South by Southwest!

Sxsw-2014 Black BG

The South by Southwest Music Festival takes over Austin, TX this month with musicians, industry reps, music fans, and media coming together for what has become the United State's biggest music event and conference.

Rdio will be heading to SXSW to join the fun and capture a truckoad of exclusive performances as part of our Rdio Sessions series, the SXSW 2014 edition. Each live session will be released as an exclusive live set on Rdio, bringing these unique and intimate performances back home to Rdio listeners.

Rdio Sessions at SXSW will feature a stellar lineup of up-and-coming artists including Lucius, Ty Dolla $ign, David Nail, Bad Suns, Haerts, Tensnake, Strange Talk, Little Boots, and Tokyo Police Club. Many of these acts are also part of Rdio’s Artist to Watch list, our handpicked tipsheet of musicians and bands that Rdio anticipates to break through in 2014 and who we think fans will love.

Curious to hear these artists now? Check out our SXSW lineup right here with the Rdio Sessions + SXSW 2014 playlist:

Want more? Stay tuned for the release of each SXSW Session on Rdio and be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for daily updates and sneak peeks of Rdio Sessions from SXSW!

SXSW Artists Recording Rdio Sessions

Lucius - Berklee College of Music voice majors Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig make up the Brooklyn-based indie pop quintet Lucius.

Ty Dolla $ign – Ty is a Los Angeles-based singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist.

David Nail - Born and raised in Kennett, Missouri, David is a country singer songwriter with recent the hit single, "Whatever She's Got" which made it to Billboard’s country airplay number one spot.

Bad Suns - Comprising vocalist Christo Bowman, drummer Miles Morris, guitarist Ray Libby, and bassist Gavin Bennett, Bad Suns formed in 2012 in Woodland Hills, California.

Haerts – The long-distance collaborative project Haerts came into formation when childhood friends Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert started working on music together in a small apartment in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Tensnake – The electro producer Tensnake from Hamburg, Germany recently released the single “Love Sublime” featuring Nile Rodgers of Daft Punk.

Strange Talk - An Australian synthpop band from Melbourne, Victoria, Strange Talk consists of Gerard Sidhu, Stephen Docker, Travis Constable and Gillan Gregory. The band will be releasing their debut album Cast Away in 2014.

Little Boots - Blackpool. England’s Victoria Hesketh, aka Little Boots, makes sleek. exquisite electropop with friends from LCD Soundsystem Hercules and Love Affair. Catch her on the mike, the moog, the keys and the dancefloor.

Tokyo Police Club - The Toronto band was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the greatest thing to come out of Canada since Molson”. Their new album, Forcefield, comes out right after SXSW.

∞  07/03/2014 — 6:05PM

EventsMusic

Strike a Pose: New York Fashion Week

NYFW

As any good Fashion lover can tell you, the international fashion weeks are upon us! The season kicks off today with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York running February 6-13. To honour the longstanding relationship between fashion and music, we’re looking back at the sounds from the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalk in New York to inspire your stylish side.

Mumbai born designer Naeem Khan chose English bands Rudimental and Disclosure to provide the musical backdrop to his Spring/Summer collection. Rudimental’s chart topping track “Waiting All Night” feat. Ella Eyre and Disclosure’s “Latch” feat. Critics’ Choice winner Sam Smith supplied their distinctive drum-step beats for the models to strut along with down the catwalk.

French house DJ Kavinsky’s electro-pop beats accompanied the classic French clothing label Lacoste for the Spring/Summer collection with the ironically named track “Odd Look.”

Spanish brand Desigual showcased their signature flamboyant designs to the high energy sounds of Empire of the Sun’s “Alive.”

And finally, enjoy the bopping-electronic sound of Joywave’s “Tongues” as heard on the Tanya Taylor catwalk — a great track for practicing practice your fashion week strut.

New to Rdio? Start listening for free right now. Want the most of your Rdio experience? Upgrade to Rdio Unlimited for mobile on-demand features and ad-free listening everywhere you go.

∞  06/02/2014 — 2:01AM

EventsExclusives

Premiering Red Bull Stratos Documentary, Exclusively on Rdio

Red Bull Stratos

The countdown is over — Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos, the dynamic documentary of the record-breaking jump, is now live.

Watch the entire film plus exclusive content such as never-before-seen clips and "Oh Boy", an original song written and recorded for the documentary by Portugal. The Man, at on.rdio.com/redbullstratos. All you need is an Rdio profile which you can sign up for free here.

Today is the one-year anniversary of the space dive where Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the speed of sound with his own body from over 128,000 feet, accelerating to 843.6 miles per hour. We invite you to go where no man has gone before and watch Mission to the Edge of Space, premiering today and only on Rdio.

∞  14/10/2013 — 10:00AM

EventsMusic

Oh, Baby: A Playlist for the New Prince

Oh Baby Playlist

How often do you get to cheer on the birth of a prince? With Kate and William’s new addition to the royal family, we made an Oh Baby! playlist to get you in the celebratory mood. Go ga-ga over classics like Prince’s “Baby, I’m A Star” and Mariah’s “Always Be My Baby” while you wait in baited breath to find out the Prince of Cambridge’s official name. Take a listen and get babies off the brain and into your headphones.

∞  23/07/2013 — 5:00AM

Developer AppEvents

Keep MSMR Company on the Road with Tour Tapes

MSMR

Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow of New York’s MSMR want you to join them in musical spirit on their summer tour, which is taking them through Europe and Australia in support of their new album Secondhand Rapture. Use your Rdio account to log in to their Tour Tapes site, which takes advantage of the snazzy Rdio API, and make the gloom ‘n dream pop duo a playlist that they can listen to while on the road. Your finished set will show up with other fan tapes on the page. What are you waiting for? Get to mixin’ your master tape right now.

For you lucky listeners, be sure to catch MSMR on tour this month.

∞  11/07/2013 — 2:00AM

EventsMusic

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!

∞  13/06/2013 — 2:00AM

EventsMusic

Discover New Artists on The Great Escape

The Great Escape Festival

Europe’s leading new music festival The Great Escape brings 350 artists to 30 venues in beautiful Brighton from 16-18 May. Whether you plan to attend any shows in person or live beyond a stone’s throw from the action and can’t get there yourself, this epic playlist for The Great Escape 2013 created by awesome Rdio user Paul Hayes will give you a taste of the breadth of new music happening over these three days, including performances by artists from A*M*E to Za!

∞  15/05/2013 — 2:00AM

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

Events

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