Rdio Launches SXSW App

Posted March 12

Rdio is all about accessibility today: Accessibility when it comes to busting down barriers at SXSW.

The other week, we told you about The Rdio List, a Web app created with help from Buzzmedia that will allow users to jump the line at myriad SXSW parties. Now, that app launches unto the world, bringing with it tons of cool opps for those who sign up (after creating an Rdio account, of course):

o 3/12 Thumb wrestle with SKATERS (9:45PM)
o 3/12 Eat BBQ with Team Spirit (10:30 PM)
o 3/13 Staring contest with Joy Formidable (1 AM)
o 3/14 Get a costume/photo op with Major Lazer (11:30 PM)**still confirming.
o 3/15 Photo with Ghostface (1:30AM- end of show)
o 3/15 Special Flatbush Zombie waffles with Flatbush Zombies (9:15- tentative time)
o 3/15 Eat a taco with Action Bronson (11:30)
o 3/16 Dance on stage with Parquet Courts (8-9PM)
o 3/16 Hi-five/photo op with the Black Lips (10PM)

Users will be able to sign up for events one hour before they go down on a first come, first served basis, which means you’ll have to get your trigger finger ready for the events you most covet. Those who score passes will be able to check in at a designated entrance 10 minutes before or after an event starts and must check out in order to vy for other events.

In addition to making it possible for folks to declare a thumb war with the likes of SKATERS (who we will be chatting with at SXSW), Rdio also just updated its app with a few UI tweaks and bug fixes and expanded its service to seven more countries (Mexico, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Austria).