Streaming service Deezer has been biding its time before trying to crack the uber-competitive US market, but the company’s co-founder Daniel Marhely has confirmed that 2014 will be the year. “This is a project for 2014. The launch date is not decided yet, but for us 2014 will be an American year,” he told Libération in an interview. “We are trying to find a logical distribution partner, as we have done [elsewhere] with the mobile operators.” Libération also claims that Marhely denied rumours of a possible Microsoft acquisition bid for Deezer, but the interview focuses more on the company’s likely strategy when it launches Stateside. “It’s a real loss for us not to be in the US. The big partners and media brands come from there. We need to be there to exist,” said Marhely. “We have the same catalogue and the same price as our competitors, so we have to differentiate the product and bring something more.” Marhely also provides a big stat, claiming Deezer’s revenues will be around €100m ($134.7m) in 2013, up 67% from 2012’s €60m.

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