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Rdio Now With iOS 8 and CarPlay Support

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Today we’re announcing an exciting update for iOS 8 that continues our commitment to creating the best music service in the world, tuned to you.

Our latest update includes:
- CarPlay Support. We’re one of the first music services to be integrated into Apple’s CarPlay. Control Rdio playback and navigate your favorites and playlists from the built-in display in CarPlay-enabled cars.
- Interactive Notifications. Play music and follow people directly from an Rdio push notification.
-Optimized Visuals. Enjoy high-resolution images and album artwork with your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+.

Download Rdio for iOS and try out the new features for yourself. Be sure to follow @Rdio on Twitter and Like Rdio on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our apps.

∞  October 16, 2014 — 12:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 12:00PM in New Features, News |

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Introducing High-Quality AAC Audio Across The Globe

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Today we’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to high-quality AAC audio. Listeners around the world now have four sound quality settings to choose from across iOS, Android, and the web. All Rdio users can choose between data-efficient 64 kbps all the way up to 192 kbps. Rdio Unlimited subscribers now also have the option of listening in pristine-quality 320 kbps. Plus individually select your audio settings for a variety of uses, whether you’re using Wi-Fi or cellular streaming or listening to offline downloads.

Our commitment to sound quality also deepens today with our partnership with Bob Weir, the legendary founding member of the Grateful Dead and champion of Musicians for Audio Quality Initiative. To celebrate this milestone, we’re releasing an exclusive catalog of Bob Weir tracks recorded at the Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI Studios), his state of the art studio in Marin County, CA. The catalog features Weir as well as musicians like Dave Schools, Sammy Hagar, and many others.

Download the latest updates to Rdio on iOS and Android to start this exciting new listening experience today.

∞  October 16, 2014 — 10:20AM

Posted by Rdio at 10:20AM in New Features, News |

Rdio Sessions

Exclusive: Daughtry's Rockin' Rdio Session

Daughtry has been rocking for seven years strong now. Fronted by American Idol alum Chris Daughtry, the band has become one of the most successful acts to be even tangentially associated with the reality show, blowing past the small domestic screen to achieve international success. Their live performance for our exclusive Rdio Sessions showcases songs from last year’s risk-taking album Baptized (including the title track, “Long Live Rock & Roll” and “Waiting for Superman”) alongside “Home,” a single from the multi-platinum selling self-titled debut album that topped Billboard’s Adult Top 40 and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts in 2007.

Head over to the Rdio Sessions Station for frequently updated highlights of this multi-genre live series that’s recorded all over the world in front of Rdio listeners just like you.

∞  October 14, 2014 — 12:35PM

Posted by Rdio at 12:35PM in Rdio Sessions |

Events

Festival News: Catch Culture Collide Around The US

Rdio is proud to be the official streaming partner of Culture Collide, the epic global music festival billed as a “convergence of inspiration.” After four years of running strong in Echo Park in Los Angeles, this year Culture Collide expands to three cities, hitting San Francisco (October 14-15), Los Angeles (October 16-18) and New York (October 23-24).

Nearly 17,000 fans of indie rock and international music will be treated to live performances from artists like Cloud Nothings, Alphabetics, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hunters, Gringo Star and Flowers. We’ll be bringing you right in the center of all the action. Tune in to the Culture Collide Station for previews and highlights from this unique event and you’ll open your ears to a whole new world of music.

∞  October 14, 2014 — 10:53AM

Posted by Rdio at 10:53AM in Events |

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 14, 2014

The New Music Weekly playlist is hand-picked just for you every seven days and is the best way to test drive the very latest standouts across genres. The Playlist Notes below break down some of the week’s most vital albums, but don’t miss fresh debuts from Museum Of Love (a groovy minimalist project from members of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan Maclean), country duo/The Voice contestants The Swon Brothers, German reggae-folk act Milky Chance, plus a soulful sophomore album from UK singer Kindness and the ultimate retrospective from the original madman Ozzy Osbourne; highlights from each are all included in the playlist.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • You + Me - rose ave.
    P!nk and City and Colour join forces for an irresistible album of melodic folk songs, named after the street in Los Angeles where they recorded them.

  • Foxygen - ...And Star Power
    The SoCal duo’s third album is a 24-track opus of lo-fi quirkiness with a dash of soft rock indulgence.

  • Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes
    The second album from country’s hottest duo is a fresh batch of fun and upbeat party tunes.

  • Nico & Vinz - Black Star Elephant
    The duo behind the international hit “Am I Wrong” fill their sophomore album with catchy urban pop.

  • Jessie J - Sweet Talker (Deluxe)
    The sassy UK pop star’s third full-length features upbeat contributions from Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and 2 Chainz.

  • Stars - No One Is Lost
    Canada’s indie pop darlings take a light spin around the dancefloor for the seventh album.

  • Hoodie Allen - People Keep Talking (Explicit)
    The long-awaited album from the irreverent rapper includes cameos by Ed Sheeran and Juicy J.

Here’s a friendly reminder that you can subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist and automatically get an updated set every seven days, or if you’re the type who prefers to cruise without a road map, check out the complete collection of Rdio New Releases. Ladies and gentlemen, time to start your engines!

∞  October 14, 2014 — 9:35AM

Posted by Rdio at 9:35AM in New Music Weekly |

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Exclusive: Wave Hello To Switchfoot's Rdio Session

San Diego’s surf-loving rockers Switchfoot took to waves all over the world to explore the connection across foreign lands and bodies of water before writing and releasing the ninth album Fading West earlier this year. The quintet (brothers Jon and Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley) have blessed their Rdio Sessions with songs from this most recent album, including “When We Come Alive,” “The World You Want” and “Love Alone is Worth The Fight,” as well as early cuts like “Dare You to Move” and their acclaimed cover of The Verve’s “Lucky Man.”

The set, like all in this up close and personal series, was recorded live exclusively for the enjoyment of the Rdio community. Turn on our Rdio Sessions station for a continually updated set of highlights from these concerts.

∞  October 7, 2014 — 11:27AM

Posted by Rdio at 11:27AM in Exclusives, Rdio Recommends |

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 7, 2014

The latest New Music Weekly playlist is a satisfying way to sample the best from several genres all at once. This week, we’re vibing with upbeat R&B singer Tinashe, Norway's Erlend Øye, Austin’s bluesy folk vanguard Shakey Graves, Florida rockers New Found Glory and Yellowcard and sounds from down under like sassy Aussie pop star Betty Who and New Zealand electropop duo Broods.

Hey, did we hear that you want even MOAR? Take the massive global collection of Rdio New Releases for a spin!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt
    The radio smash and country chart topper “Burning It Down” paved the way for a hot sixth album from one of country music's brightest stars.

  • Hozier - Hozier
    The debut album from a blues-loving young Irish singer features the provocative smash single “Take Me to Church.”

  • SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land (Deluxe)
    Masked London producer Aaron Jerome’s second album features appearances from frequent collaborator Sampha plus Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg and singer Jessie Ware.

  • Caribou - Our Love
    Canadian producer Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, returns with a genre-defying electronic record that includes collaborations with rising stars Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett.

  • Zola Jesus - Taiga
    On her astonishing fifth album at only 25-years-old, the Phoenix-born singer-songwriter explores man’s perceived place in nature.

  • Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault (Deluxe Version)
    The Fleetwood Mac icon’s eighth solo album features fresh recordings of demo songs that she penned between 1969 and 1987.

  • Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End
    The long-awaited ninth album from the alt-rock heroes is the third produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars, entrusted to help them return to their roots.

∞  October 7, 2014 — 9:01AM

Posted by Rdio at 9:01AM in New Music Weekly |

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Exclusive: Country Star Jon Pardi Rocks His Rdio Sessions

Jon Pardi isn’t your typical country music crooner; he’s the guy to go to when you’re ready to get the rowdy party started. Check out the Nashville singer-songwriter’s contribution to our live Rdio Sessions series for irrefutable proof. On it, he delivers new takes of some of his biggest hits from his debut album, Write You a Song including “Up All Night,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin’,” “What I Can’t Put Down” and “Trash a Hotel Room.”

Click on the Rdio Sessions Station to hear more excellent and diverse editions of this exclusive live series performed all over the world just for Rdio fans; recent additions include Sessions from Tokyo Police Club, Strange Talk and The 1975.

∞  September 30, 2014 — 10:13AM

Posted by Rdio at 10:13AM in Exclusives, Rdio Sessions |

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - September 30, 2014

The latest New Music Weekly playlist features an international roster of fresh music, including just-dropped releases from American artists Kat Edmonson, Colbie Caillat, Finch, American-Chilean artist Nicolas Jaar, and transcontinental act The Black Opera. But that’s just the beginning; press play and read the Playlist Notes below for the rundown on the week’s key offerings. And when you’re ready to handle even more sounds, don’t forget to browse the complete collection of Rdio New Releases.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Blake Shelton - Bringing Back The Sunshine
    Taking a break from his judging duties on "The Voice," the country star drops his ninth album with the help of guest stars Ashley Monroe and “The Voice" competitor RaeLynn.

  • Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds
    The Swedish singer-songwriter who has penned songs for Icona Pop and Cher Lloyd finally makes her solo debut.

  • Lady Antebellum - 747 (Deluxe)
    The country act’s fifth album flies past preconceived boundaries with the help of one of their fastest-growing singles ever, “Bartender.”

  • Prince - ART OFFICIAL AGE
    The artist formerly known as The Artist hands in a funky 34th studio album on the heels of "Plectrum Electrum," his collaboration with female band 3rdEyeGirl.

  • Steve Aoki - Neon Future I
    The cake-throwing EDM DJ’s second studio album features party-ready collaborations with Fall Out Boy, Waka Flocka Flame and Machine Gun Kelly.

  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Gone Girl (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
    The third collaboration between Nine Inch Nails’ Reznor and engineer Ross is a haunting soundtrack to the mystery thriller starring Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris.

  • The Script - No Sound Without Silence
    Following an Irish chart-topping 2012 album "#3," the Dublin rockers unleash a fourth album of big tunes written on the road after coming offstage playing to sold out arenas.

∞  September 30, 2014 — 9:31AM

Posted by Rdio at 9:31AM in New Music Weekly |

Exclusives

Exclusive: Snoop Dogg's Soulful #TMTTR Playlist

The new music documentary Take Me To The River is a quintessential journey into America’s musical soul. The story of how Memphis and Mississippi Delta music legends came together with modern rap and R&B stars to record a new album features a rich soundtrack of well-known talent like Mavis Staples and The Bar-Kays, alongside less familiar names including Otis Clay and Bobby “Blue Bland.. Recorded at Willie Mitchell's legendary Royal Studios in Memphis, director Martin Shore describes the album as, “Music that moves your soul. That’s why it’s called soul music, it’s genre-less, crosses all lines, is the foundation of popular music and knows no boundaries.”

A prominent participant in the project, Snoop Dogg created an exclusive #TMTTR playlist, filled with selections from the Take Me To the River soundtrack, alongside some of his favorite music and inspirations from the era.

Take Me To The River is now in theaters around the US.

∞  September 26, 2014 — 11:35AM

Posted by Rdio at 11:35AM in Exclusives |