Now it’s even easier to discover new music with artists and friends around the world. Starting today, we’re extending free music on the Web to 15 countries.
If you’re a new Rdio listener, you can now sign up at rdio.com, and enjoy up to six months of free music, depending on how many songs you stream. Free streaming is available through the Web or Rdio’s desktop apps for Mac and Windows and no credit card is needed to start listening. A meter at the top of your profile page will keep you updated on how much free music you have remaining each month and at any time you can upgrade to Rdio Web, Rdio Unlimited, or our Family Plan to stream unlimited music.
Free access is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
You’ve been asking for it, and now we’ve got it. The Rdio app has been updated with Windows Phone 8 support.
Zappa left a legacy of albums that explored the far reaches of music, with extended forays into rock, jazz, and even the orchestral world. Relive or discover the classics like Lumpy Gravy, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, and Weasels Ripped My Flesh — they’re all here, alongside multi-album collections such as We’re Only In It For The Money and You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer received many interesting honors and accolades for his work after his passing, including having a species of jellyfish named after him — which we think he would have appreciated. From Absolutely Free to Zoot Allures (and much more in between), it’s your turn to appreciate the work of one of America’s most daring musicians of all time.
If you’ve never heard of the legend (gasp!), then you’ll need our Introduction to Frank Zappa playlist pronto:
We’re teaming up with SoundHound, the sound search and discovery tool, to make music more social. SoundHound is introducing a new interactive music-mapping feature that allows users to explore the songs trending in their area, and then instantly listen to them on Rdio.
Starting today, you’ll have access to a localized map showing songs that have been discovered by other SoundHound users in your area. Feel free to wander around the country, or settle down in a city. Ready to go on an auditory exploration of your neighborhood? Tap any discovery on the map to listen to the song on Rdio.
With so many new releases each week on Rdio, it’s hard to keep up with all the artists in your Collection. So, we’re doing the work for you. Starting today, you’ll receive a notification whenever an artist in your Collection releases new music.
Notifications will alert you to the latest jams through the web and desktop apps as well as email. You’ll never be out of tune with your favorite artists again.
We’re launching in Estonia, Belgium, and the Netherlands today! That means more people can find over 18 million songs to play, follow Influencers like Snoop Dogg, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, and Pitchfork, and take their favorite tunes wherever they go with any of our apps.
Try Rdio now by signing up using Facebook or your email address. Use Rdio on the web, a desktop app, and your mobile device.
Take everything you love about Rdio with you wherever you go on your iOS or Android device. Say hello to the new Rdio for iOS and Rdio for Android apps — they're faster, sleeker, and easier to use.
Music should be social. That’s why we encourage users to share music they love, collaborate on awesome playlists, and discover new gems through their Rdio network. Let’s face it — music just sounds better with friends. Thanks to our new partnership with Facebook, now you can give the gift of Rdio to all your friends.
Starting as soon as tonight, you can instantly gift Rdio to any friend on Facebook. Need a present for a pal in a pinch? Don’t sweat it — Rdio has your back. Send an Rdio subscription using the reminders on your news feed, privately through a message, or post it directly onto your friends’ timeline whenever an important life event pops up.
Even if your pal loves Lil’ Kim but you’re into Kimbra, you can both share with the gift of music.
It’s been just a little over a month since the Rdio Artist Program launched and the response has been tremendous. Today, we’re pleased to welcome new names such as Questlove, Far East Movement, Thievery Corporation, Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, Ladyhawke, and Slightly Stoopid.
Artists have been sharing new releases and old favorites — from Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters tweeting out Boys Noize’s new album, to Snoop Dogg’s (aka Snoop Lion) ‘70s soul-inspired Friday Grooves playlist — and users are excited to listen along with their favorite artists on Rdio.
As previously announced, artists can share their music and the music they love with their followers, and the program rewards them for fan engagement. The Rdio Artist Program is active in all countries Rdio is available, so visit the Artist Program page to learn more.