Deezer IPO is back on – possibly; Middle East growth is happening – definitely
Way before Spotify did its direct listing, Deezer was shaping up to be the music streaming service most likely to do an IPO. Everything was going swimmingly until October 2015 when it announced that it was postponing its...
October 14, 2019
Deezer grows its podcasts catalogue with five new deals
It wasn’t just Spotify shouting about podcasts yesterday, on ‘International Podcast Day’. Fellow streaming service Deezer had its own announcement, albeit focused on back-end deals rather than front-end consumer features....
October 1, 2019
30% of the Beatles’ Spotify streams are from 18-24 year-olds
Happy 50th birthday to the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album: we’ve been enjoying the ‘updated artwork’ meme from earlier this year getting plenty of re-shares. Streaming services have been celebrating the anniversary...
September 30, 2019
Deezer steps up its efforts to introduce user-centric payments
Deezer is hoping to launch a pilot of a user-centric payment system (UCPS) by early 2020 in France, if it can persuade labels to back the idea. As part of its preparations, it has launched a website this morning explaining...
September 11, 2019
Deezer expands its podcasts pipeline with Blubrry / Libsyn deals
Spotify may suck up much of the media attention around music streaming’s intersection with podcasts, but the company’s rivals are all making their own moves too. Witness two deals announced last week that involve Deezer,...
August 12, 2019
Deezer adds more Spanish ‘Deezer Originals’ to its Latin channel
Spotify and YouTube have both staked their claims to be driving the boom in global listening to Latin American music, but other music-streaming services are making plenty of efforts to promote Latin artists too. Deezer’s...
August 7, 2019
Deezer adds new feature to post lyrics to Instagram stories
Deezer is the latest music-streaming service to announce an integration with Instagram’s stories feature. In this case, it’s the ability for Deezer listeners to “post many of their favourite song lyrics from the streaming...
June 20, 2019
Deezer puts DJ Khaled’s voice in navigation app Waze
When Music Ally is out driving, what we want from a navigator is calm, timely directions, rather than someone prone to regularly yelling their own name at top-volume. But not everyone is like us, and for those people, there’s...
May 23, 2019
Deezer has a new VP of artist marketing: Nigel Harding
Deezer has announced that former Sony Music, Apple Music and BBC man Nigel Harding is its new VP of artist marketing. He’ll oversee the streaming service’s team that works with artists and labels on campaigns, including...
April 4, 2019
Deezer launches dedicated K-Pop channel after 157% growth
Deezer is launching a new hub for Korean pop music on its streaming service. The new K-Pop channel will feature programmed playlists (including some from guest artists like iKON and Stray Kids). “K-Pop is one of the world’s...
April 3, 2019
Lang Lang deploys digital tactics for ‘Piano Book’ album
Pianist Lang Lang likes to have fun with technology: we remember him playing ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on-stage using an iPad and the Magic Piano app back in 2010, for example. On Friday, he released his latest album...
April 1, 2019