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Send a Raven! Game of Thrones Characters Battle it Out on Rdio

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Not that we are obsessed or anything, but Game of Thrones will be upon us in mere hours (yes, we are counting). In the preamble to this auspicious event fans of the immensely popular HBO show have gotten creative this week and descended on Rdio to create a slice of Westeros by building in-character profiles and playlists for the show's protagonists and antagonists. And we are loving it!

As you patiently await the Season 4 premiere this Sunday, check out some true fan obsession with these playlists from your favorite Game of Thrones characters. Rdio’s "GoT" the perfect distraction — and accompaniment to your viewing parties — with these clever profiles from Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, King Joffrey, Jon Snow, and Hodor of Winterfell that are stirring up the drama and laughs.

And for more amusement, be sure to read the hilarious playlist comments posted from one in-character profile to another. See King Joffrey’s sociopathic and tyrannical jab on Arya Stark’s "Stick 'Em With The Pointy End" playlist here and what our favorite Mother of Dragons thinks of Jon Snow (even though they’ve never met) here.

Game of Thrones, Season 4 premieres this Sunday, April 6 on HBO. Follow your favorite characters on Rdio throughout the season to see new music and playlists added from the Seven Kingdoms, Essos, and beyond the Wall.

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Daenerys Targaryen unleashes a fierce set of queen tunes on Ascending and compiles a hilarious set of Mother’s Day Songs — no surprise she’s really into dragon songs.

It’s not easy being drunk all the time, but Tyrion Lannister makes it look effortless. J. Cole, UB40, Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars are on hand to help him celebrate wine, women, and money on his Things I Like a Lot and I Prefer Fun Sized playlists.

Arya Stark's been kicking ass and taking names all over Westeros. Check out the music that preps our favorite spitfire for revenge on her Stick ‘Em with the Pointy End playlist and her collection of favorite Girl vs Boy tomboy theme songs.

It’s good to be King Joffrey, and he gives it up to his all-time favorite person with his Me, Myself & I and Inspiration playlists.

Our favorite handsome bastard and member of the Night’s Watch Jon Snow knows how to stay warm while bumping his Night’s Watch Slow Jamz and Just Chilln’ playlists.

Loyal servant and Big Man Hodor of Winterfell is always at the side of young Bran Stark. He doesn’t say much, but we love tha drops and big bodied, hip-hop beats on Hodurrrrrr.

∞  April 4, 2014 — 3:08PM

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Influencer Spotlight: Armin van Buuren

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Long, long before the term EDM was coined, the popular Dutch DJ, producer, label owner, and radio host Armin van Buuren was captivating international dance floors and furthering the trance movement.

He continues to receive major acclaim for his work. His YouTube views number in the hundreds of millions and he was recently voted the second top DJ in the world by DJ Magazine, an annual ranking he’s topped five separate times and been included in for a dozen years. To top it all off — Armin is also an active member of the Rdio community who generously shares his playlists and passion for trance music with everyone.

Follow Armin van Buuren on Rdio and you won’t miss a beat, starting with these two exclusive playlists:

Who’s Afraid of 138? gets the heart pumping with almost three hours of trance music for die-hards, a set based on his own single of the same name and likeminded vibes.

A State of Trance Radio captures the tone and feeling of Armin’s weekly radio program that he has hosted since 2001. It has an estimated listenership of 20 million listeners across 50 countries and over 40 radio stations through both satellite and Internet radio stations.

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2013: Off the Charts

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2013 was an incredible year for music. Revisit the top songs of the year and find out what to expect next with Rdio’s 2013: Off the Charts year-in-review, brimming with playlists that provide a thoughtful summary of what moved music culture this year and a look ahead to great music moments to come.

Rdio Top Charts showcases the songs and albums that the Rdio community played the most in 2013. Check out who topped the Rdio Charts worldwide and which artists were most popular by region. One artist scored twice this year by taking both the global top track and top album slot. Think you know who it is? Take a look and find out if you guessed right!

Our Staff Picks playlist reveals our office obsessions, those tunes we couldn’t take off repeat for pretty much the whole year, while Rdio Recommends highlights artists of note that we championed throughout 2013. And because we like to keep the needle moving forward, we put together a playlist of 2014 Artists to Watch to provide a jumpstart on what’s coming up next.

2013: Off the Charts is also the place to check out our exclusive Rdio Covers project. We took the songs you streamed most in 2013, plus a few we thought made the biggest impact, and put them in the creative hands of artists you should know for the new year. And they made magic! Miley Cyrus’ emotional hit “Wrecking Ball” gets a new beat in the hands of electro-pop duo Hi Fashion. Robin Thicke’s irrepressible “Blurred Lines” is re-envisioned by R&B singer Nylo. And Lorde’s breakthrough “Royals” has a whole new take when performed by UK band, Monarchy. Rdio listeners have exclusive access to these songs and many more Rdio Covers from Junior Prom, LIGHTS, Echosmith, Colette Carr, Au Revoir Simone, Bright Light Bright Light, and Polly Scattergood.

2013, thank you for the music. Time to play!

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Rdio Recommends - October 2013

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Some people don’t like to share their guilty pleasure tunes, but we honestly enjoy making it a regular habit every month. Our Rdio Recommends: October 2013 playlist recaps what we think are the strongest songs of the past 31 days. We’d also love to hear about your October favorites. Share your top picks with us by adding a comment to our playlist.


About Rdio Recommends: The first week of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

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Rdio Recommends: September 2013

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Our Rdio Recommends: September 2013 playlist reveals all the new songs that we just can’t stop playing over and over again, the ones that are now on their way to becoming a permanent part of our lives. What have you been listening to over the past month? You can also share your favorite songs of the month with us by adding a comment to our playlist.

About Rdio Recommends: The first week of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

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Rdio Recommends: August 2013

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When you adore music as much as we all do, it’s such a joy to recognize that there always seems to be new songs to fall in love with each month. Our Rdio Recommends: August 2013 playlist culls those end of summer anthems that we just can’t stop playing.

We’d love to hear about the songs you’ve had on repeat lately, too — drop a comment on the playlist to share your favorites.


About Rdio Recommends: The first week of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

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Rdio Recommends: July 2013

When this year is over, we’re pretty sure July will be seen as a real banner month for music. You’ll find a wide variety of original voices and sounds in our Rdio Recommends: July 2013 playlist, which culls all the songs that we just couldn’t stop playing. From 16-year-old Kiwi singer-songwriter Lorde to buzzin’ Malibu rapper Shwayze, we’re sure you’ll find a favorite or two as well.

We would love to hear about the songs that made your July complete! Share your recent picks by commenting on our playlist.

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

∞  August 5, 2013 — 11:00AM

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Rdio Recommends: June 2013


Did you notice how much amazing music came out last month? Our Rdio Recommends: June 2013 playlist features over two hours of the most heavily rotated tunes in the office from the past 30 days like Télépopmusik, Angel Haze, Young Summer, The Limousines, Delorean, Rogue Wave, and even David Lynch. You can thank us later for any terrific tunes that you can’t get out of your head after you turn this up.

What were your favorite new songs in June? Comment on the playlist and share your top tracks with us.

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

∞  July 1, 2013 — 1:00PM

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Rdio Recommends: May 2013


We’re not afraid to admit that we’re just a teeny bit obsessed about music, but we also like to think we use this fixation for the greater good. Our Rdio Recommends: May 2013 playlist culls together all the new songs that have stayed on repeat for the past month. We love it when you share your picks with us, too — turn up our picks and if we’ve managed to overlook some of your May favorites, comment on the playlist!

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

∞  June 3, 2013 — 7:00PM

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Rdio Recommends: April 2013


With so much new music pouring in from every corner each week, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything that’s happening, which is one reason why we we love to share our new discoveries with our community.

It is our proud job and serious mission to find you the very best in new music. Our Rdio Recommends: April 2013 is a reflection of what’s been moving us over the past 30 days; we hope it contains some new favorites.

Of course, we love to be turned on to new tunes by our community as well. It’s a two-way street! Check out our playlist and then let us know what you haven’t been able to stop playing lately.

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

∞  May 6, 2013 — 9:00AM