Over the last 25 years SXSW has proven its cultural impact through catapulting the musical artists of the fest into the mainstream.  This year, regardless on being on the ground at the SXSW, people can discover the hottest music the fest has to offer in real-time through Monstro’s SXSW Social Music Chart and premier digital music service Rdio. Using SXSW Twitter data, Monstro’s chart provides up-to-date information about the artists and music events that are trending at any given moment . Anyone who wants to listen to these trending music artists can simply click on the artist to stream in their top songs on Rdio.

Facilitating people discovering the hottest music at SXSW is not the only way Rdio was involved in the interactive and music festivals this year. Rdio also unveiled a completely redesigned Rdio yesterday at the #Feed powered by Twitter interactive exhibition at the AMOA Arthouse. The New Rdio provides an even faster, simpler and more social music experience.  Beginning immediately, current and new Rdio subscribers can experience the new design and access the enhanced features. Rdio also announced at SXSW, that the digital music service marked the major milestone of having more than 15 million songs now available in its global catalogue.

For more information on New Rdio please visit: or check out the New Rdio press release.

Listen to what’s trending at SXSW now via Rdio:



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The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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