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Listen To New Influencer Stations Alongside More Label Stations on Rdio

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Rdio’s curated stations feature handpicked highlights from some of the world's most exciting music labels and cultural influencers. Whether they're curating a label’s catalog, genre specialty or just the music staffers are most excited about right now, turn on new stations, all individually chosen by some of our favorite members of the Rdio community.

Today, we’re pleased to welcome some amazing newcomers to the Influencer section topic, from country star Hunter Hayes to fashion powerhouse Refinery29 and local experts Yelp NYC. They are joined by music selectors such as Hype Machine, Consequence of Sound, A.V.Club and Country Weekly.

All of the above stations are available for your immediate enjoyment, alongside a group of new label stations including:

Arts & Crafts: Check out more than a decade of independent music from Toronto’s powerhouse label and artist services company behind artists like Chilly Gonzales, Deer Tick, Calvin Love and Royksopp and Robyn.

DFA: Relive the idiosyncratic awesomeness of New York City’s statement-bearing dance label and flagship artists like LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair.

Blue Note: Jazz music’s seminal label traces the entire history of the genre from Hot Jazz, Boogie Woogie and Swing through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Fusion and into numerous modern day incarnations.

Glassnote: The acclaimed indie label with offices in New York, Toronto, Austin, London and Los Angeles take you through an eclectic trip featuring label stars like Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino and Oberhofer.

XL: The legendary, on the pulse London label showcases both new releases and classic tracks from a diverse discography that includes Adele, The Prodigy, Shamir and FKA twigs.

These fresh Label stations join existing ones from labels like Astralwerks, Merge Records, Def Jam, MUTE, Sub Pop, Domino Recording Co, and Ninja Tune under the Label Spotlight topic in Stations. We'll continue to update these topics with new and timely labels and influencers in the coming months, so stay tuned.

∞  July 7, 2015 — 8:58AM

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From the Rdio page to the concert stage: Find out when your favorites are playing near you

Rdio is bringing you even closer to your favorite bands. Now with our Songkick integration, you can easily see who’s scheduled to be in concert near you, as soon as tour dates are announced. You can even grab tickets while you listen!

Watch for tour dates in a couple of places:

  • Home.
    As you scroll through Home, look for a new story, “Concerts recommended for you.” Here you’ll find upcoming shows from your favorite bands at venues near you. As you favorite and listen more, we’ll recommend more shows.

  • Artist pages.
    If a favorite artist is playing near you, you’ll see a green “On Tour” icon at the top of their page, letting you know when and where you can see them live.

From either page, you can click through to purchase tickets. We’re rolling out this feature on web starting now, and will make it available on mobile in the coming months.

Enjoy the show!

∞  April 8, 2015 — 7:22AM

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Listen to New Label Stations on Rdio

Today, we’re pleased to roll out new Label Stations on Rdio. Now you can listen to free radio stations individually curated by over 20 labels, like Astralwerks, Merge Records, Def Jam, Domino Recording Co, MUTE, Sub Pop and Warner Music Nashville. Each station picks handpicked songs that both reflect either the label's catalog, genre specialty or the music they're most excited about now. You’ll find all these stations in a new section under Browse called LABEL SPOTLIGHT. Play them now!

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Sharing Music Keeps Getting Better

What’s more fun than enjoying your favorite music on Rdio? Enjoying it with a friend. Sharing is a unique part of the Rdio listening experience, and with three new features we’re introducing, you’ll find even more ways to share the sounds you love with your friends.

  • Share Replies Keep the Conversation Going
    Sharing is a conversation, and with our new share improvements, you can follow that conversation easily. Hit "reply" when a friend shares music with you to let them know what you think.

  • Smarter Sharing
    Find friends to share music with quickly and easily with new iOS improvements. Tap the new share icon on any album, playlist or station page — or press and hold on any song — then use the search filter to find a friend to share your music moment with.

  • Tweet the Artist
    Rdio listeners already love using Twitter to share music with their followers. Now, when you share a song to Twitter, the artist’s Twitter handle will be automatically included in your tweet so they know you’re listening along.Now available on iOS and the web. Coming soon to Android.

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New Features Add Functionality to Favorites

Last September we introduced Favorites on Rdio, allowing listeners to quickly collect their favorite songs, albums, stations, artists and playlists with the tap of a button. Now we’re adding even more functionality to Favorites — four new features make it easier than ever to listen to the songs you love the most.

  • Multi-Select Your Favorite Tracks
    On the web, you can quickly select multiple tracks from an album or playlist to add them to your Favorites. Command+click the tracks you like, then right click to favorite them.

  • Play Just Your Favorites
    Want to play only your favorite tracks on an album? Check out the “Play favorite songs” option on web and mobile.


  • Start Exploring With Listener Favorites
    Introduce yourself to new music on Rdio by starting with the most popular songs on an album to find your own hits (or misses). The most favorited songs on an album are now easy to find with the new Listener Favorite icon.


  • Sort Your Favorites by Most Played
    It’s now easy to find your favorite Favorites. Back by popular demand, you can sort your favorite tracks by the number of times you’ve listened to them. On the web, choose “Most Played” to order your top tracks by play count.


We'll continue to roll out more new features in the coming weeks, based on your listener feedback. We're dedicated to making Rdio the best music service in the world, tuned to you.

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Rdio on iOS - Now with Search and Play & Comment Likes

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Today, we’re releasing a new update to our iOS devices with some brand new search and social features we’ve know you’ve been waiting for:

  • Search and Play. Tap the new play button in search results to instantly play music.
  • Comment Likes. Tap Like on any comment to give others some positive feedback.

We continue our commitment to creating the best music service in the world, tuned to you. Download Rdio for iOS and try out these new features today. We’ll be rolling out Comment Likes on Android soon.

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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.

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Introducing High-Quality AAC Audio Across The Globe

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.

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Cast a Wider Net: Introducing Rdio on Google Chromecast


We are thrilled to share the news that starting today you can listen to Rdio on Google Chromecast. Chromecast allows you to cast songs, albums, stations, and playlists to your TV — then control playback from anywhere in your house and enjoy a beautiful display of album art on your big screen. This means you now have a whole new way to surround yourself with your music in the comfort of your home.

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows. Once the Chromecast device is setup, simply press the cast icon in the Rdio iOS, Android or Web apps. You won't have to learn anything new. If you’re new to Rdio, you can start a free trial by simply downloading the Rdio app and registering.

“Rdio on Google Chromecast marks another milestone in Rdio’s commitment to delivering the best music experience everywhere,” said Anthony Bay, chief executive officer of Rdio. “Music fans can access Rdio’s massive catalog of over 20 million songs or start a station easily, all from Chromecast on their TV.”

We are very excited about this awesome new way to play Rdio at home and unleash your favorite music, check out new releases, and stream an endless variety of Stations from anywhere in the house right to your TV with Chromecast’s bold new technology. It’s not only easy, but with a starting price of $35 Chromecast is also affordable.

Ready to cast your first song? Learn how to connect Google Chromecast to your TV and Rdio app.

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.

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Lean Back and Listen: New Stations on Sonos


We love Sonos. Thanks to its multi-room music system, you can play Rdio’s huge catalog of songs and albums in every room of the house, from the kitchen to the living room. And now, Rdio Stations on Sonos are new and improved giving you even more to love when you play music at home.

In the new Stations section, you can now start up a station based on any genre; listen to You FM, your personalized station, or play a friend’s FM station; listen to your Collection or Heavy Rotation station; and find a list of stations you’ve recently played on another device and pick up where you left off.

Want to hear an artist station? Just search for the artist you’re in the mood to hear. Once you’ve started your station, lean back and listen while Rdio plays a mix of your favorites and related tracks all through the house.

Of course, you can still play all the songs and albums on Sonos that you want, browse and listen to playlists, and check out what your friends are listening to. But now when Sonos turns your house into a concert hall, stations can give you the perfect mix of headlining acts.

Want to fill the room with music? Learn how to connect Sonos to your Rdio account.

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.