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The 1975's "Rdio Sessions" are now up.
Jason Tate on 09/16/14 - 09:36 AM
Ben Sisario, writing for the New York Times, looks at how Rdio will be moving to a free model.
Rdio's free version will be introduced in 20 countries on Thursday. In the United States, its ads will be sold by Cumulus, which operates more than 450 radio stations and an advertising sales staff of about 1,600 people. Eventually, the Cumulus partnership will allow Rdio to use content from Cumulus’s stations and syndication network.
Jason Tate on 09/03/14 - 09:57 PM
Rdio are currently offering a 50% discount for college students who sign up for their service.
Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 06:19 PM
I've recently been speculating (in podcasts and blogs) that we're moving even more toward a 'just press play' model for most music listeners. This new device called the "Cone" seems to be one of the first hardware products that does just this. Basically it's a cone that plays music tuned to your tastes. Even as a long proponent of listening to full-albums I still find this idea interesting -- as I know most of my friends and family just want to hear something they like and not think about it. The music becomes part of their background, whereas for many of those that probably follow this website: we want music to be an experience in and of itself (and this may be one reason vinyl has seen...
Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 01:49 PM
Rdio has announced their acquisition of TastemakerX.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we are growing our team with the acquisition of TastemakerX, a leading music discovery and curation service. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual collections, and view artists based on social discovery.
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 02:02 PM
Amazon has unveiled a new music streaming service, Prime Music, which is in a similar vein to Spotify and Rdio. Subscriptions are included for people who are already Prime subscribers, and it marks an interesting new turn in the website's popular service. What do you think? Will Amazon be able to break into the market in a meaningful way, or is it already too late to make an impact?
Blake Solomon on 06/12/14 - 08:58 AM
You can stream a new Jenny Lewis track titled "Just One of the Guys" via Spotify, Rdio or NPR. The song is produced by Beck and is off her upcoming album, The Voyager, in stores July 29th.
Drew Beringer on 06/03/14 - 07:28 AM
Rdio and Cumulus Media (a terrestrial radio operator) have announced a new partnership.
The arrangement will lead to a new iteration of Rdio this summer, which will include a free, ad-supported streaming music service, according to Dickey. “This will make it a level playing field in terms of the offerings of Spotify or Pandora,” he said. “This is a necessity to be competitive in the U.S. market.” The first version of its free, ad-supported service appeared in January.

In addition, the two companies are "in discussions" to include non-music programming, including content from properties Cumulus acquired when it paid $260 million for the Dial Global radio network -- since rebranded as...
Jason Tate on 05/07/14 - 11:57 AM
9 hours of music from Wes Anderson movies.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:01 AM
The Lock Me Up EP from The Cab is now up on Rdio. Stream it in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/28/14 - 09:57 PM
Rdio has announced they will be converting their entire existing catalog to AAC/320 kbps. Think you can tell the difference? Take this ABX test to prove it.
In addition, and as part of our ongoing commitment to the artist community, Rdio will work closely with artists and labels from around the world to continue to raise the bar higher on streaming quality where sufficient network bandwidth exists, and to improve stream delivery in markets around the world where network quality and bandwidth are often inconsistent.
Jason Tate on 04/25/14 - 06:06 PM
Billboard sat down with the CEO of Rdio, Anthony Bay, to talk about the crowded streaming music space and what the future may hold.
The first thing I would say is that, in fact, if you take the U.S. market, Netflix Hulu and Amazon are all pretty big. So there isn't only one, there's three. And they're different. So the question I think is, over time, how do music services create a unique experience for customers? The other thing is that what you described is true in the United States, but not true anywhere else in the world. This is the only country of any scale that has statutory licensing. So in the United States you have a lot of noise, you have a lot of services which can't exist in...
Jason Tate on 04/03/14 - 11:15 AM
Rdio's stream of Manchester Orchestra's Cope has the two b-sides, "After the Scripture" and "Never Really Been Another Way Out," if you hadn't heard them yet.
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 09:05 AM
Someone online showed this to me (and I forgot your username, I'm sorry), and it's pretty interesting -- it's all of the new releases on Rdio each week placed into genres.
This is an algorithmically-generated categorization of Rdio new releases by genre. The categorization is artist-based, and cheerfully optimisitic, so releases are listed in any genre where some data from somewhere suggests they might conceivably be relevant. Sometimes this will be laughably wrong. Laugh, and move on. Single-song releases are shown with quoted song names; multiple-song releases are shown with italicized release titles.
Jason Tate on 01/23/14 - 10:56 AM
Rdio has decided to make their streaming service on the web -- free.
If you love something, set it free. Well, we couldn't agree more. So starting today Rdio is free in the U.S. on the web. That means you can listen to 20 million songs plus all the albums, playlists, and stations you love anywhere there’s a computer. Absolutely free. Our ad-free option, Rdio Unlimited, will still be available for $9.99 a month for mobile and web access. If you’re already an Rdio Unlimited subscriber, your listening experience will stay exactly the same.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/14 - 01:48 PM
Rdio launched their "Rdio Covers 2013" playlist featuring the biggest songs of the year covered by acts such as Lights, Echosmith, and Daughter.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/20/13 - 03:33 PM
I made a playlist from the AP.net staff's "best of 2013" list on Rdio, so if you haven't checked out all the albums yet -- now you can.
Jason Tate on 12/18/13 - 10:43 AM
I put together a holiday themed playlist for Rdio. What holiday music are you spinning these days?
Jason Tate on 12/16/13 - 09:45 AM
Rdio is laying off employees today to "improve its cost structure and ensure a scalable business model for the long-term."
Rdio isn't revealing any specific numbers to counteract the bad news, but the company insists things are looking up. "Since the end of last year, we’ve tripled our number of new users," a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Rdio also says that 90 percent of users now subscribe to its $9.99 unlimited streaming plan, a healthy conversion rate by any standard.
Jason Tate on 11/19/13 - 01:56 PM
Barsuk Records recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, and to celebrate Rdio has put together a playlist featuring a smattering of the Seattle-based label's diverse array of artists both past and present. The playlist includes songs from Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf and Cymbals Eat Guitars. Check it out in the replies.
Chris Collum on 11/01/13 - 04:28 AM
If for whatever reason you're not already a subscriber to Rdio, you can now use their gorgeous app to stream music free via their stations feature on your smartphone or tablet.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/23/13 - 05:51 AM
If you're in college and have always wanted Rdio but can't afford it because of alcohol probably, now's your chance. They have a special deal running for all you "futures of our generation."

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Blake Solomon on 09/19/13 - 05:48 AM
MGMT's new album is now streaming on rdio and a really cool full album and video experience can be found via the "optimizer."
Jason Tate on 09/09/13 - 10:46 AM
Rdio is giving a lucky winner and a friend the chance to make their own once-in-a-lifetime memory by giving away VIP prize experiences including side-stage access, artist meet & greets, and VIP passes to the Riot Fest of their choice (Toronto: August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013, Chicago: September 13, 2013 - September 15, 2013, or Denver: September 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013). Fans can enter on Rdio’s Facebook page or through Rdio’s Twitter. In the meantime, mosh away to one of three Riot Fest playlists, divided by city for your convenience, and hear what’s in store for what will be one for the record books.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 01:52 PM
Check out a new Rdio Session from City & Colour here - the set includes "Of Space & Time" from their new record, The Hurry & The Harm.
Jack Appleby on 05/29/13 - 02:12 PM
A few days late, but in the replies is the AP.net staff playlist for March 2013, if we missed any that you think we should checkout, please leave a comment.
Jason Tate on 04/09/13 - 01:23 PM
Our friends over at Rdio have started a new venture called Vdio. It's for movies and TV shows. Check it out.
We started with Rdio and built the most beautiful way to discover, listen, and share an endless stream of music – 18 million songs. Today, we’re previewing our next step on that journey, Vdio, a beautiful new way to buy, rent, and share your favorite movies and TV shows with your friends, in real-time.
Jason Tate on 04/03/13 - 10:42 AM
According to the annual report from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), total music sales revenues in 2012 increased by 0.3% from 2011. This marks the first time that record sales have increased since 1999. Revenue from digital sales increased by 9% from 2011, and revenue from streaming services increased by a whopping 44%. The report also tells us that the best-selling song worldwide last year was "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen (12.5 million units sold), and that for the second consecutive year Adele had the best-selling album, moving 8.3 million copies of 21 in 2012.
Chris Collum on 02/26/13 - 11:41 AM
A commentary version of the new Ra Ra Riot album is on Rdio.
Jason Tate on 01/22/13 - 07:15 PM
Bad Religion's new song, "Vanity" is streaming here.
Jason Tate on 01/08/13 - 12:40 PM
New Found Glory's "Nothing For Christmas" is also on Rdio, and in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/20/12 - 12:32 PM
Neon Trees' cover of "Don't You Want Me" is on Rdio. It's probably been there for a while, but I just discovered it - so I figure I'm not the only one.
Jason Tate on 12/20/12 - 12:29 PM
Rdio have updated their iOS app. Played around with it a little this morning and am loving the design changes so far.
Jason Tate on 11/27/12 - 10:54 AM
Artists looking to get their music on Rdio should check out One RPM's promotion where they'll help you do just that for a simple twitter follow.
Jason Tate on 10/04/12 - 10:09 AM
Today Rdio has launched the "Rdio Artist Program" - a new way for artists to earn money from streaming music.
From the PageAt the heart of Rdio is the belief that artists deserve to be paid for their work. We recognize that without artists, there is no art, and we are dedicated to making streaming music an exciting opportunity for both artists and fans. The Rdio Artist Program introduces a bold new model for artists to earn money while connecting with their fans. It's the first program of its kind in digital music. As an artist, you have a unique relationship with music, one that your fans are eager to follow. Now you can share your musical tastes with the world while earning...
Jason Tate on 10/02/12 - 08:57 AM
Stars have put together a playlist for Rdio of "the greatest pop-songs" that never made the top 40.
Jason Tate on 09/05/12 - 10:48 AM
The Used have released an exclusive live EP on Rdio.
Jason Tate on 08/02/12 - 02:27 PM
This weeks gym playlist comes from Trapped Under Ice vocalist Justice Tripp. Hit the replies for an Rdio widget and a Spotify link.
Jake Denning on 05/23/12 - 11:58 PM
The Maccabees new album Given To The Wild was officially released in North America this week and to celebrate it, you can stream it via a Rdio playlist in the replies now.
Kyle Huntington on 04/25/12 - 06:29 AM
One of my favorite websites, Rdio, has undergone a facelift. iTunes is crying in a corner somewhere. Now, if only the AP.net redesign could go as smoothly. Highly recommend grabbing the Rdio Mac app.
Jason Tate on 03/13/12 - 10:57 AM
Our friends at Rdio are currently streaming Dreamend's new album, And The Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave, which came out today on Graveface Records. Go take a listen to what will undoubtedly be one of the most interesting and captivating albums of the year, and let us know what you think.
Lueda Alia on 02/28/12 - 05:07 PM
Dr. Dog's new album is streaming early on rdio.
Jason Tate on 02/03/12 - 09:11 AM
Chamberlain have a cover of Cut Copy's "Feel the Love" on rdio.
Jason Tate on 01/18/12 - 03:12 PM
The AP.net staff put together a playlist of some of our favorite songs of 2011 for rdio. Looking to discover some of the best stuff you may have missed this year? Check it out.
Jason Tate on 12/16/11 - 01:26 PM
Owen's new album Ghost Town is streaming on rdio.

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Jason Tate on 11/01/11 - 11:21 AM
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