Deezer doubles down on football with Manchester United deal
Football has become a new string for Deezer’s bow in the last year, thanks to its addition of live audio commentary and podcasts in some of its key markets. Now the streaming service is expanding that with a high-profile...
December 13, 2016
Pandora Premium will focus on personalisation
“Premium means personal,” according to Pandora CEO Tim Westergren, whose latest soundbite came at the unveiling of Pandora’s soon-to-launch Pandora Premium on-demand tier in New York. There was a heavy emphasis on personalisation,...
December 7, 2016
Past and present WMG owners reportedly bid for Time Inc
Media group Time Inc has been the subject of an acquisition bid from an interesting trio: former Warner Music boss Edgar Bronfman Jr; the label group’s current owner Access Industries; and former Maker Studios chief Ynon...
December 5, 2016
Deezer launches grime channel and bursaries initiative
Deezer is launching a very interesting initiative to do more to promote and support the British grime scene, both at home and abroad. The streaming service is launching a dedicated grime channel that will be available...
October 21, 2016
Deezer strikes deal to help artists promote themselves
Deezer has announced an interesting partnership with ‘native song ad platform’ Feature.fm, which it says will enable artists to promote their music as ‘sponsored content’ on its free streaming service. “The service...
October 5, 2016
Deezer extends its partnership with Orange in France
There has been speculation in recent times that Deezer’s longstanding distribution partnership with telco Orange France was coming to an end. Not so: yesterday, the deal was extended for another two years. “We are...
September 27, 2016
Deezer family plan launches in Europe
Deezer is the latest streaming service to launch a family plan, with its subscribers across Europe now able to pay €14.99 a month for up to six accounts on the service. That matches the family plans of Apple Music and Spotify...
September 26, 2016
ERA boss says exclusives damage streaming sector’s credibility
The chief executive of the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has criticised the trend for album exclusives on music-streaming services. Kim Bayley came down hard on the practice in her keynote speech at...
September 15, 2016
Behind The Campaign: Jack Garratt – Sandbox 155
Jack Garratt released his debut album, Phase, in February but had already been named as the winner of both the Brits Critics’ Choice award and the BBC Sound Of 2016 poll. Guillermo Ramos, senior marketing manager, Island...
August 18, 2016
Deezer will be profitable by 2018
That’s the claim from Alexis de Gemini, the streaming service’s MD. He said this in an interview on BFM business radio, subsequently picked up by Digital Music News.
August 2, 2016
Deezer ditches free tier for its standalone US launch
Deezer has launched as a standalone streaming service in the US, following its earlier activities there through its Sonos partnership and its acquisition of Muve Music. There’s one key difference to the company’s model...
July 20, 2016
Deezer redesigns homepage to boost music discovery
Deezer has given its homepage a refresh, with more discovery features. Besides its existing ‘Flow’ feature of music recommendations, the Deezer home screen will now also feature channels spotlighting a mixture of playlists,...
July 13, 2016