Deezer HiFi streaming service is launching in Japan this month
Deezer is launching its hi-res ‘HiFi’ tier in Japan this month, working with local partners Onkyo, Pioneer Marketing and Yamaha. Deezer HiFi will offer FLAC-quality streaming in Japan with a catalogue of more than...
December 7, 2017
Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud launch European lobbying coalition
Music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are among the founder members of a new coalition that plans to represent the European digital music industry in Brussels. Streaming service Qobuz, B2B firm 7digital...
November 8, 2017
Deezer gets more social with new community feature
Should music-streaming be more or less social? Spotify recently shut down its Inbox messaging feature, but Apple Music’s latest update bumped up its friends factor a bit. Now Deezer is making its own move, launching...
November 1, 2017
With 16m music subscribers Amazon is no longer a dark horse
We’ll stress upfront that this isn’t an official announcement from Amazon: the company hasn’t abandoned its policy of keeping its key music stats to itself. Instead, this is an estimate from Midia Research, claiming...
October 25, 2017
Deezer may revisit IPO after Spotify goes public
Deezer's last attempt to go public was abandoned shortly after the company published its prospectus. It seems the experience hasn't put the streaming service off an IPO in the future though. In a profile of Deezer, Reuters...
September 12, 2017
Deezer reveals MQA deal for its hi-res music tier
Last week, we reported on Deezer’s rebranding of its hi-res tier from Deezer Elite to Deezer HiFi. Now there’s another development in the streaming service’s hi-res ambitions: a partnership with tech firm MQA. “The...
September 4, 2017
Deezer gets first smart-speaker integration with Google Home
When Music Ally sat down with a series of Deezer executives at the company’s media day last December, smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo were high on their priority lists, with the realisation that rivals were ahead of...
August 9, 2017
Deezer debuts #DareToDiscover with ‘The Bearded Dame’
So long Deezer Geezer, but welcome The Bearded Dame. Deezer’s latest original-content move is called #DareToDiscover, a series of videos that it hopes will “encourage people to celebrate their differences and to embrace...
July 26, 2017
Information is Beautiful updates its streaming-royalties chart
Infographics site Information Is Beautiful has received a lot of attention in the past for its charts comparing royalty-payouts from music-streaming services. They’ve always looked, yes, beautiful, but there have been...
July 21, 2017
Deezer and Apple tipped for potential SoundCloud acquisition
Rumours about an imminent acquisition of streaming service SoundCloud had died down, but the gossip-drums are beating once more. The New York Post – still the publication of choice for strategic music-industry leaks...
July 4, 2017
Spotify may be overtaking YouTube music for UK teenagers
YouTube remains a hugely popular for young people, but could Spotify really be overtaking it as their principle music source? That's the claim in a new report, Gen Z: Meet the Young Millennials, published by Midia Research...
June 28, 2017