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
Deezer gets dancefloor boost with Anglo partnership
Deezer has been training its sights on specific genres recently, with grassroots partnerships for grime, reggaeton and Brazilian gospel music. Now it’s dance music’s turn. Deezer has signed a partnership with EDM agency...
June 19, 2017
Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht talks streaming in 2017 (#midem)
Spotify and Apple Music may suck up lots of the attention in the music-streaming world, but other services have their own global ambitions. Deezer, for example, which continues to grow and launch new features. Its CEO...
June 8, 2017
YouTube has the WAU factor in Anglo music markets
WAU? Weekly Active Users: a metric that Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan thinks is more relevant in 2017 than monthly active users. “The MAU metric is past its sell by date. In today’s always on, increasingly mobile...
May 26, 2017
BASCA chair Crispin Hunt: ‘Rules won’t break the internet, they’ll mend it’
YouTube and Facebook were squarely in the sights of Crispin Hunt, chairman of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), as he delivered the opening address at yesterday’s Ivor Novello Awards in...
May 19, 2017
EC responds to Spotify / Deezer complaints on Apple / Google
Earlier this month, Spotify and Deezer signed a letter to the European Commission alleging that big internet platforms like Apple and Google “can and do abuse their privileged position” as the gatekeepers of app stores...
May 11, 2017
Spotify and Deezer back regulatory crackdown on Apple and Google
Long-simmering discontent among pureplay streaming services about some of the terms and conditions of operating within the apps ecosystems of Apple and Google is bubbling back out into the open this week. Spotify and Deezer...
May 5, 2017
Could Deezer test ‘user-centric’ streaming licensing?
Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan tends to focus on analysis and predictions rather than breaking news, but yesterday he claimed a scoop: that Deezer is exploring an alternative form of licensing. Specifically, the ‘user-centric’...
April 20, 2017
Deezer launches a reggaetón channel for the Americas
Deezer has been trying to do more to support local musical scenes in recent months: it started with grime in the UK, and is also targeting gospel music in Brazil. Now the streaming service has launched a dedicated reggaetón...
March 16, 2017
Official Charts Company launches own streaming playlists
As our lead story today explores, streaming services are now having a big influence on the UK’s singles chart. But the body that compiles that chart, the Official Charts Company, is also deepening its involvement on...
March 13, 2017
Music marketing in 2017: ‘Dua Lipa has got six singles out at the moment!’
Fresh from a night of seeing marvellous concerts at by:Larm – IRAH, Sandra Kolstad, Pikekyss, Tirzah and Endlings, since you ask – Music Ally hosted a conference session on the digital marketing trends that are helping...
March 3, 2017