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Win Tickets to see Earlimart and Reptar at Rdio Live in Hollywood

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We here at Rdio love live music, (Maybe we saw you at Twin Shadow this past summer?) and we’re committed to bringing listeners close to their favorite bands. In that spirit, we’re proud to announce another Rdio Live concert event, and we want you to be there. So, we’re giving away tickets!

On Sunday, September 23, Rdio Live presents Reptar and Earlimart at The Cat and Fiddle in Hollywood, California, at 2:00pm. Want to be there? It’s simple: Fill out the entry form below with your name, email, and Rdio username to win one of 30 pairs of tickets. Read the Official Rules for details.

We’ll also be giving away ten pairs on Twitter later this week. Follow @Rdio and keep an eye on Twitter to snag one of the remaining pairs. Listen to Reptar’s new album Body Faucet below to get hyped for the show — we hope to see you there.

UPDATE: The entry form is now closed. Thank you for participating!


Hear Daniel Bedingfield’s Rocks Off Remixes a Week Early, Only on Rdio

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Earlier this year, New Zealand born singer-songwriter Daniel Bedingfield released the rollicking single “Rocks Off”. Now, he’s out with the Rocks Off Remixes EP — six varied remixes of the track, from electronic to reggae-style.

The EP will drop a week from now, but you can hear all six Rocks Off Remixes exclusively on Rdio, starting today.

We’ve got another exclusive, too: Daniel Bedingfield himself has designed a necktie, and we’re giving it away to a lucky Rdio listener who enters their name, email, and link to your favorite Daniel Bedingfield song on Rdio. Read the Official Rules for more details. Fill in your deets below, and good luck!

UPDATE: Thanks for entering!

∞  August 23, 2012 — 11:00AM


Win tickets to Rdio Live Presents: A Special Guest

If you're in the Bay Area, you could win an invitation to Rdio's secret show featuring a special guest that you won't want to miss.


Rdio Live is hosting an exclusive set in San Francisco so secret that we can't even reveal the very special guest performing — but it’ll be an act worth catching at such an intimate venue. The performance will start at 1:00pm on August 13 at S.F. venue Monarch, and the act will be announced at 9:00am, four hours before set time.

We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to the event! All you have to do is fill in the Google entry form below, including your name, email, and Rdio username between now and midnight on August 11, and we’ll notify the winners on Sunday morning. Read the Official Rules for more details.

If you win, you’ll be headed to this exclusive set at the Monarch! Enter below.

UPDATE: Thank you for entering!


You’re Invited to the Rdio Loves San Francisco Party

If you're in the Bay Area, you could win an invitation to Rdio's private party featuring Dirty Ghosts, Tanlines, and Twin Shadow.

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Rdio loves San Francisco — so much that we’re throwing a special night of live music to celebrate our hometown. Since it just wouldn’t be a party without you, we have 50 pairs of tickets to giveaway for our private event on June 7th at the Independent.

If you’re in the Bay Area, here’s your chance to catch Dirty Ghosts, Tanlines, and Twin Shadow along with the Rdio staff. Not only that, one lucky winner also wins a year of Rdio Unlimited, and a limited edition Rdio-branded Jambox.

Want to come? Good — we want to see you there. Enter you your name, email address, and Rdio user name into the entry form between now and June 3rd and we’ll notify the winners on June 4th. Read the Official Rules for details.

Wouldn’t our Rdio Loves San Francisco playlist sound nice coming out of that Jambox?

UPDATE: The entry form is now closed. Thank you for participating!

∞  May 23, 2012 — 9:00AM


Win a Trip to M83’s Sold-Out Show at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas

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Late last year, M83 impressed the music world with a larger-than-life double-album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Want to be there when M83 takes Austin by storm on May 18? All you have to do is make the ultimate pre-show playlist. If M83 picks your playlist, you and a friend will be flown to Austin, put up for two nights at local lodging and gain entry to the sold-out show at Stubb’s BBQ! Not only that, your playlist gets airplay in at Stubb’s before the show starts.

First, assemble a playlist that you think would be the perfect soundtrack while you wait for M83 to take the stage. Keep some logistics in mind — your mix should be at least 8 songs long, flow from one song to another, feature a variety of artists and genres, and keep M83’s sound in mind. Check, check, and check? Then your playlist could be the pre-show music at Stubb’s!

Like the contest on Facebook and enter your details — your name, email address and Rdio playlist URL — to try your hand at winning the Ultimate M83 Concert Trip. Don’t stop there: show off your playlist and tell your friends about the contest. If one of them wins, you could get a free one-year unlimited Rdio account.

So go on and get started — we want to hear your awesome playlist.

Read the Official Rules for details.


Win a Signed O.A.R. Poster

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Fans of rock outfit O.A.R., get excited — Rdio has three posters signed by all five members to give away.

To win one, subscribe to O.A.R.’s playlist, King with Commentary between now and 1:30 PM PDT on April 13, 2012 — we'll randomly select three lucky winners. The playlist features the music of their latest album, King, plus track-by-track commentary notes from the band about the songwriting and recording.

Follow O.A.R. on Rdio and don’t forget to subscribe to King with Commentary, either — one of those posters could be yours! See the Official Rules for details.

∞  April 9, 2012 — 12:46PM


Win Tickets: Rdio Presents The Used Album Release Show

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On Monday, March 26, post-hardcore quartet The Used drop their fifth studio album, Vulnerable — in style. The next evening, the band’s album release show goes down in Los Angeles rock venue The Troubadour.

The Used will take the stage at 9:00 pm PDT to play songs from their new album, plus a host of favorites from their past discography. Doors are at 8pm, and if you aren't in the area, the set will be broadcast on starting at 8:30. Stay tuned for an interview with the group backstage and you can ask the band questions via Twitter.

Win Tickets to The Used Album Release Show

Do you live in southern California and want an in to this exclusive event? Win a pair of tickets by entering your name and email address into the form below between now and 4:00 PM PDT today, March 23, 2012. We'll randomly pick the winners and notify them by tonight. For more information, read the Official Rules.

UPDATE: The ticket giveaway is now closed. We'll see you at the show!


∞  March 23, 2012 — 10:57AM


Trade Twitter Music Trivia for New Rdio Access

Last week we unveiled New Rdio to the world — it’s a completely redesigned Rdio that’s simpler, faster and more social. The new interface is only available to subscribers right now but there’s a new way for people to gain access. Starting this week, we’re giving everyone the chance to try out the new Rdio in advance.

Follow Rdio on Twitter — every morning, @Rdio will tweet music trivia. Reply with the correct Rdio link and the hashtag #NewRdio for a chance to give New Rdio a test run. As a bonus, winners can also use Rdio’s mobile apps until the new Rdio is officially launched.

Come on down — win a chance to play with New Rdio on us.


Enter the Album of the Year Sweepstakes

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Februrary 12th is a big day for music makers and fans alike — it’s the night of the 54th GRAMMY AWARDS. Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Song of the Year — which of your favorite bands and musicians will take home a golden gramophone?

In keeping with the winning spirit, we want to reward you for loving music. Head to the Rdio Facebook page to enter our Album of the Year Sweepstakes. Select your favorite from the Album of the Year line-up — Bruno Mars, Adele, Foo Fighters, Rihanna or Lady Gaga — enter your info then share your vote with friends. If the album you picked wins, we’ll enter you into a drawing for one of three 1-year Rdio Unlimited accounts. To increase your chances of winning, if a friend enters from your shared Twitter or Facebook post and wins, you do too.

Brush up on this year's nominees with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nomination playlist and tune in Sunday February 12th at 8/7c on CBS to watch the year's biggest music winners.

Here’s the fine print: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details. GRAMMY, GRAMMY Awards and the gramophone logo are registered trademarks of The Recording Academy and are used under license. ©2012 The Recording Academy.

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Win a James Durbin-Autographed Lithograph Poster

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You don’t have to win American Idol to conquer it — rocker James Durbin is proof of that. His larger-than-life personality, and ability to channel his love of old-fashioned rock’n’roll with his booming voice, turned more than enough heads to make Durbin a winner in his own right.

Ready to put the competition behind him, last week Durbin released his debut full-length, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster — a showcase of his rock influences and raw talent. For a better look into where he gets his inspiration, Durbin constructed a playlist of his favorite tunes for us, Some of James Durbin's All Time Favorites.

Win an Autographed Lithograph Print

Rdio has a lithograph poster signed by James Durbin to give away to one lucky fan. Simply subscribe to the playlist to be entered for a chance to take the poster home. For more information, read the Official Rules, and see the Lithograph, pictured above.