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Cheers to Rdio's 1-Year Anniversary

Rdio One-Year AnniversaryIt was a wonderful week to celebrate Rdio’s 1-Year anniversary—a nation-wide ticket giveaway, the Rdio for iPad app, Dischord Records and In Rainbows. Now it's time to wrap up the celebration with one more hurrah. You’ll have a chance to win some sweet Rdio schwag like a t-shirt, tote bag, stickers and buttons, and maybe even a 1-year Unlimited subscription on the house.

But first, what is an anniversary without a little reflection? The Rdio team took a moment to think back on the past year's great new music to create the Best Rdio Discoveries: Staff Picks playlist. It's likely we wouldn't have ever heard this music had it not been for other folk's Rdio reviews, playlists, Heavy Rotation and Collections.

Once you're done, add your favorite Rdio discoveries to the Best Rdio Discoveries collaborative playlist. Keep reading to learn how adding to the playlist or tweeting about your favorite Rdio discoveries could net you some shwag or a 1-year Unlimited subscription.

Win Schwag and Subscriptions 

To thank Rdio's community, we have ten sets of t-shirts and totes to give away, and five 1-year Rdio Unlimited subscriptions. It's easy to enter, just collaborate on Best Rdio Discoveries and add your favorite music discoveries. Or you can tweet a link to your favorite Rdio discovery plus the hashtag #RdioDiscovery. Enter between now and 12:00 PM PST on Friday, August 12th and we'll randomly pick five and ten winners. For more information, read the Official Rules.

So here’s to the next year—thanks for listening along with us!

∞  August 10, 2011 — 12:00PM

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The Rdio East Coast Giveaway

Rdio One-Year Anniversary It's time for the last big ticket batch from Rdio's 1-Year Anniversary Ticket Giveaway. Today, we have concert tickets especially for our East Coast friends in Connecticut, NYC, Nashville, and Victoria PEI, Canada. So when you're putting in your ear plugs, sipping your beverage and enjoying a the show, think of Rdio.

If you're not West Coast, East Coast or In Between, we'll be giving away 1-year Rdio Unlimited subscriptions next week to continue our celebration. 

EAST COAST TICKET GIVEAWAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

HOW TO WIN TICKETS

Winning Central U.S. concert tickets is easy to do. To enter, submit your Name, Email Address and Location, and select the tickets you wish to win from the form below. Do that between now and 12:00 PM PST on August 9th and we’ll randomly select someone to win. For more information, read the Official Rules.

Update: Thanks for playing! The entry form for The West Coast Ticket Giveaway is now closed.

∞  August 5, 2011 — 10:54AM

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The Rdio Central U.S. Ticket Giveaway

Rdio One-Year Anniversary Day 2 of Rdio's 1-Year Anniversary Ticket Giveaway brings us to the middle of the U.S. If you're in Chicago, Minneapolis, Wichita, Denver or Texas, you could win a pair of tickets to any of these awesome shows. 

CENTRAL U.S. TICKET GIVEAWAY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

HOW TO WIN TICKETS

Winning Central U.S. concert tickets is easy to do. To enter, submit your Name, Email Address and Location, and select the tickets you wish to win from the form below. Do that between now and 12:00 PM PST on August 6th and we’ll randomly select someone to win. For more information, read the Official Rules.

Update: Thanks for playing! The entry form for The West Coast Ticket Giveaway is now closed.

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Outside Lands Ticket Giveaway

Rdio One-Year Anniversary As part of Rdio’s huge 1-year anniversary ticket giveaway, we have a special ticket giveaway for Rdio’s hometown: San Francisco. Win two 3-Day passes to our own music and arts festival, Outside Lands—this year’s outstanding lineup includes: Phish, The Shins, Muse, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5, The Decemberists, The Roots, OK GO, Big Boi, Ellie Goulding, Best Coast, Foster the People, Major Lazer, Little Dragon.

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Already have tickets? Then Rdio is just the place for you to brush up on music from the bands you’ll see live. Follow Outside Lands on Rdio to browse their collection of performing bands, and listen to their Outside Lands 2011 playlist.

Win Two 3-Day Passes

How do you enter the Outside Lands Ticket Sweepstakes? Enter your name, email address and the the band or musician you’re most excited to see live from the lineup in the form below. Do that between now and 1:30 PM PST on August 5th and we’ll randomly select someone to win. For more information, read the Official Rules.

Update: Thanks for playing! The entry form for The West Coast Ticket Giveaway is now closed.

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The Rdio West Coast Ticket Giveaway

Rdio One-Year Anniversary To kick off Rdio's huge 1-Year Anniversary Ticket Giveaway, we have 11 pairs of tickets for you to win. Today is especially for people who live on the West Coast, so if you're in or around Seattle, Portland, San Francisco or Los Angles and love Rdio, imagine yourself at any of the following shows:

West Coast Ticket Giveaway

How to Win Tickets

Winning West Coast concert tickets is incredibly easy. To enter, submit your Name, Email Address, Location and pick the tickets you want to win from the form below. Do that between now and 12:00 PM PST on August 5th and we’ll randomly select someone to win. For more information, read the Official Rules.

Update: Thanks for playing! The entry form for The West Coast Ticket Giveaway is now closed.

∞  August 3, 2011 — 12:36PM

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Rdio Celebrates Its First Year with a Huge Concert Ticket Giveaway

Rdio One-Year Anniversary Today marks Rdio's 1-year public launch anniversary—it’s the day we opened our doors to absolutely everyone in the United States and Canada.

A lot happened in the past year: Rdio's catalog doubled with exciting additions like Warp Records, XL Recordings and  Merge Records. We also launched a number of exciting new ways to use Rdio like Rdio for iPhone, Android, Sonos and Roku and desktop apps for Mac and Windows. Additionally, we released an API, affiliate program, integrated with Twitter in #NewTwitter's sidebar player, and relaunched our Help site and a gorgeous new blog redesign.

We have more in store for you, much more. To properly celebrate the occasion, we planned a week of awesome concert ticket givaways, have some 1-year Unlimited subscriptions to pass around and stocked up on swag that we want to send you. We also have special playlists from Influencers, Labels and the Rdio staff and some exciting announcements to make.

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Over the next few days, you could win one of almost 30 ticket pairs from shows across the country. See bands like 311, Incubus, Of Montreal, Manchester Orchestra, Blue October, Death Cab for Cutie, The Get Up Kids, and Tapes N Tapes.

How will this huge ticket giveaway work? Starting today, we’ll have giveaways for 3 geographic regions. If you’re in California, Oregon or Washington state, enter today’s West Coast Ticket Sweepstakes (including an extra-special Outside Lands Giveaway). Tennessee, New York and Connecticut? Enter Friday’s East Coast Ticket Sweepstakes. And for everywhere in between, like Denver, Wichita, Minneapolis, Saint Louis and Chicago, win tickets during tomorrow’s Central U.S. ticket giveaway.

To get you amped for what’s to come, here's the complete list of shows.

West Coast Ticket Giveaway
Wednesday, August 3

Central U.S. Ticket Giveaway
Thursday, August 4

East Coast Ticket Giveaway
Friday, August 5

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All About: The Black Lips

The Black Lips stand apart in Atlanta—though they hail from Georgia, which is typically associated with southern hospitality, these guys unapologetically rock out. Their sixth album, Arabia_Mountain, was their first ever created with the assistance of a producer—Mark Ronson (yes, the same one behind “New Direction (Mark Ronson Dub Remix)”).

We have three great things for you related to the Black Lips today (four, if you count the Exclusive remix). Black Lips singer-guitarist and new Rdio Influencer Cole Alexander answered Five Questions with the Band and put together a playlist: “music that the black lips like to listen to on road it inspires us. some of this music sounds nothing like the music we make. but i want to make some music like this.”

Finally, we have a pair of tickets for their Empty Bottle show in Chicago, to celebrate their Lollapalooza appearance and East Coast tour. So press play on this playlist and dig in.

Five Questions with the Black Lips

  1. Who do you think is an important musician that most people have never heard of before?
    Cole Alexander: Robert Lee “Sugar” Hightower (of Slim & The Supreme Angels and The Supreme Angels
  2. If you had access to any record in the world, what would you listen to right now?
    CA: Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s legendary paper recording of the voice of Abraham Lincoln. Technically it’s phonautograph. Not sure if it actually exists but there is some speculation that it is buried deep in the vaults of the Library of Congress unbeknown to them
  3. Which album or artist do you most associate with your childhood?
    CA: Nirvana and The Beatles
  4. We hope people are ______________ when they listen to our music.
    CA: KOOKIE
  5. We were thinking about ______________ when we wrote music for the new album.
    CA: Spiderman being MOLESTED

Win Tickets to See the Black Lips in Chicago

We have two tickets for the August 5th Lips show at the Empty Bottle in Chicago to give away. How do you enter? Tweet a link to the Black Lips’ “New Direction (Mark Ronson Dub Remix)” track on Rdio, plus the hashtag #BlackLipsRemix—do that between now and Wednesday, July 27th, 2:00 pm PST and we’ll randomly select a winner. For more information, read the Official Rules.

 

If you can’t see them in Chicago, the Black Lips are coming to a city near you:

  • July 27 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater (tickets)
  • July 28 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (tickets)
  • July 29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (tickets)
  • July 30 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (tickets)
  • August 01 Pittsburg, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre (tickets)
  • August 02 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards and Backroom (tickets)
  • August 03 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (tickets)
  • August 04 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird (tickets)
  • August 05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (tickets)
  • August 06 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park - Lollapalooza (tickets)
  • September 08 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre - Hopscotch Festival (tickets)

∞  July 27, 2011 — 3:04PM

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An Introduction to: The Damnwells

The Damnwells sound like a band that’s been places, traveled around and experienced life. This isn’t a stretch—they’ve seen numerous incarnations since lead singer Alex Dezen recruited some friends to jam with him in 2001. They even had a documentary made about their journey called Golden Days.

Their easy-going songwriting and straightforward Americana-tinged songs seem like the perfect road-trip music or a soundtrack for your next cookout. They’re bringing their music to a town near you during their No One Listens To The Band Anymore tour. If you’re in Los Angles, we have a pair of tickets to give away. Everyone else can enjoy their mix of addictive touring songs, “Damngood Music by the Damnwells”.

Five Questions with the Damnwells

  1. Who do you think is an important musician that most people have never heard of before?
    The Damnwells: Unless you were under a rock for much of the 90s (or weren’t born yet), you probably remember that catchy Del Amitri song “Roll to Me.” What you might not know is that lead singer and songwriter Justin Currie has since made a couple of solo records that are simply brilliant, especially the gut-wrenching opus What Is Love For? That’s my favorite record of the last 12 months.
  2. If you had access to any record in the world, what would you listen to right now?
    TD: Right now, at this very moment, I have “Veronica” by Elvis Costello stuck in my head. I guess I would listen to that.
  3. Which album or artist do you most associate with your childhood?
    TD: So many. HendrixZeppelinDusty SpringfieldArethaStevie Wonder(though I have yet to meet him, he lived in the next town over), The Replacements / WesterbergHarrison. I could go on.
  4. We hope people are ______________ when they listen to our music.
    TD: Alive
  5. We were thinking about ______________ when we wrote music for the new album.
    TD: Hang-overs    

Win Tickets to The Damnwells in L.A.

If you live in Los Angeles, you could go see the band on us—we have a pair of tickets to their July 29th show at The Mint. Tweet @Rdio with the name of the song that you’d most like to see The Damnwells perform live, and include the hashtag #DamnwellsLive. Do that before 2:00 PM PST on Monday, July 18 and we’ll randomly select one lucky winner. Read the Official Rules for more information.

∞  July 14, 2011 — 10:32AM

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Rdio Celebrates Gay Pride Month

June is Gay Pride Month in the US, and here at Rdio we really like parties and celebrations. And thus we are celebrating in a variety of ways.

First of all we’re thrilled to present, “I….Amanda Lepore”, a live concert event in New York City on June 25. Not only will the legendary Amanda Lepore make her concert debut, but you will also see The Ones, Kat DeLuna, Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters, and our very own Rdio influencer Cazwell. To win a pair of tickets to this show, see the info below.

Speaking of Rdio Influencers, we’re celebrating Pride with some loud and proud new additions. The one and only Jake Shears (also of the Scissor Sisters) is newly on board, as is PeaceBisquit Records (home of Colton Ford, Cazwell, Ultra Nate, Crystal Waters and more). And if you follow music on other blogs, you’ll see Arjan Writes and Towleroad on Rdio, picking and clicking along with you. And for our Canadian friends, über media honcho Shaun Proulx is now recommending music to his followers as well.

Since we are all about the music, we curated a The New Sound of Gay Pride Playlist that is anything but old fashioned! Check it out and collaborate—you’ll see our Influencers adding to it regularly. Happy Pride everyone!

Win Tickets to “I….Amanda Lepore”

If you’re in New York City next weekend, you could win tickets to attend the “I….Amanda Lepore” show. How does one enter to win? Tweet @Rdio your favorite song to celebrate Pride and use the hashtag #RdioPride between now and midnight tomorrow. We’ll randomly pick someone to win two tickets to the June 25th “I…Amanda Lepore” show at the Highline Ballroom. Read the Official Rules for more information.

∞  June 20, 2011 — 12:00AM

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Win Free Music for Life from Rdio to Celebrate Born This Way by Lady Gaga

If you were born to love music and born to rock out, then we have a very special giveaway for you today.

Win Free Music for Life from Rdio to celebrate the release of Lady Gaga’s new album, Born This Way.

To get started, Like the Rdio Facebook page and enter your details. When you’re done tweeting and sharing it with friends on Facebook, we have something else extra-special for you, curated by Lady Gaga herself—the Born This Way playlist.

That’s three kinds of great news—not only can you listen to Lady Gaga’s new album, Born This Way, and listen to her playlist, but you could also win Free Music For Life from Rdio. GaGawesome.

Here’s the fine print: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.

∞  May 23, 2011 — 12:00AM