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 favourite members of the Rdio community.
Today, Rdio welcomed some amazing newcomers to the Influencer section topic, from country star Hunter Hayes, to local experts Yelp Toronto. They are joined by music selectors such asExclaim!, Indie Music Filter, Hype Machine, Consequence of Sound, andCountry 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.
Barsuk: Seattle’s indie rock and pop champions pay tribute to the unique creativity and strong songwriting of artists in their catalog like Death Cab for Cutie, Rilo Kiley, and John Vanderslice.
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.
DFA: Relive the idiosyncratic awesomeness of New York City’s statement-bearing dance label with flagship artists like LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair.
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.
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 section in Stations. They’ll continue to update these sections with new and topical labels and tastemakers in the coming months, so stay tuned.