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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Deezer launches in Turkey with local catalogue and playlists

Streaming service Deezer has gone live in its latest market: Turkey. It’s launching with catalogue from local labels Arvupa & DMC as well as Sony Music, Universal Music, Pasaj Muzik, Seyhan Muzik, Poll Production...