Deezer still pushing for user-centric payouts: ‘We will continue fighting…’
Just over a year ago, music streaming service Deezer announced its desire to launch a pilot of a 'user-centric payment system' (UCPS) by early 2020. You can read our primer on the user-centric model here, but in a nutshell,...
October 1, 2020
Spotify and Epic Games co-found Coalition for App Fairness
Spotify and Epic Games have both been waging an antitrust battle against Apple, with an EC complaint and lawsuit respectively. Now the pair have company in a new Coalition for App Fairness that they have co-founded to lobby...
September 25, 2020
Deezer adds ‘Country Selector’ and standalone audiobooks app
Deezer has been busy adding new features this year, and a couple more have come this week. One is 'Country Selector', a toggle for users to switch their music and podcast content to another country of their choice. It's...
September 17, 2020
Apple and Deezer reveal their latest books and audiobooks expansion
Music and podcasts are increasingly intertwined on various streaming services, but books – and specifically audiobooks – may also be joining the party. We recently reported on Spotify's ambitions on that front,...
September 9, 2020
Report: Classical streams are booming for younger listeners
The Covid-19 lockdown has been very tough for classical musicians in the live sense, but if there’s a silver lining, it may be classical’s performance on streaming services. A new report co-published by Deezer,...
August 19, 2020
Deezer creates a new channel focusing on Black culture
We wrote about Apple Music and Amazon Music's new playlists focusing on Black British music yesterday. Now Deezer is launching a new 'Black Culture' channel on its service, with a global focus and an emphasis on podcasts...
July 28, 2020
Deezer claims $1.4bn valuation with TV Azteca partnership in Mexico
Deezer is doubling down on Latin America courtesy of a partnership with Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca that it says values the music streaming service at €1.3bn ($1.4bn). That's based on a $40m investment in Deezer by...
July 2, 2020
Deezer gets promotional push on Huawei’s AppGallery
Chinese technology firm Huawei is a controversial company in the west, but it is still hugely successful globally, having shipped 240m smartphones in 2019 alone. A trade ban with the US has meant the company can't preload...
June 26, 2020
Report: there were 400m music subscribers globally at end of Q1 2020
There were 341 million people using paid music subscriptions at the end of 2019, according to global music industry body the IFPI. Now we've got an update on that figure, albeit from a different source. Consultancy firm...
June 23, 2020
Report claims Spotify has overtaken Deezer in France
With 16 million monthly active users, Deezer is some way behind Spotify, but it’s still been able to see itself as the streaming leader in its homeland, France. Now a report from research firm Omdia suggests that...
June 16, 2020
Linkfire’s latest streaming data partnership is with Deezer
Music marketing firm Linkfire has announced a deal with Deezer to access data on what music listeners do after following one of its 'smart links' to the streaming service. Artists, labels and marketers using Linkfire will...
June 16, 2020