Deezer signs deal to offer direct telco billing in MENA region
Deezer’s ambitions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continue. The streaming service has announced a partnership with mobile technology firm Mondia which will help people pay for Deezer in the region....
January 14, 2020
New DJ mixes on Deezer promise ‘fair artist revenues’
Deezer is adding a selection of DJ mixes to its streaming service, with Michael Mayer, Modeselektor, Mark Knight, Wil Saul, Sultan + Shepard and Makoto among the DJs taking part, with the first mixes launching on 30 December....
December 18, 2019
Banned on the run: Deezer lets users banish tracks they dislike
Streaming algorithms will endlessly serve up tracks, artists, playlists and (now) podcasts based on what we appear to like – based on us playing them a lot, actively pressing to like them or following the artist profile....
December 17, 2019
Deezer signs its first telco deal in the MENA region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is one of the regions – like Latin America – where Deezer sees an opportunity to compete strongly against its larger global rivals. A $185m funding round in August 2018 included...
December 10, 2019
Deezer launches its own Christmas originals album
Deezer has pulled together its 18-track Big Christmas album where acts including Ella Henderson, Aurora, Circa Waves, Thalía and Gabrielle Aplin record covers of Christmas classics that are exclusive to the streaming service....
December 2, 2019
J Balvin enjoys second year as Deezer’s most-streamed artist
It’s year-end lists season and no mistake. Deezer is the latest music-streaming service to put out its annual figures, and for the second year running, Colombian reggaeton artist J Balvin is the most-streamed act on the...
November 28, 2019
Moises makes Deezer’s Spleeter audio-separation tool user-friendly
Earlier in November, Deezer released an open-source project called Spleeter, which had been created by its research team. It’s a tool for ‘source separation’, using machine-learning technology to separate tracks into...
November 22, 2019
Deezer takes its HiFi tier to smartphones and the web
When Deezer launched its hi-res music tier back in September 2014 in the US, it was called ‘Deezer Elite’ and was only available through Sonos devices. Since then it has been rebranded as ‘Deezer HiFi’ and made available...
November 19, 2019
Stems the breaks: Deezer creates stem-isolating tool Spleeter
Artists have been making ‘stems’ from their tracks available since the early 2000s for fans to remix, often as part of contests. The recent deal between Tracklib and the estate of Isaac Hayes shows that trend...
November 6, 2019
Deezer launches dedicated app for 360 Reality Audio tracks
Deezer is one of the streaming services supporting Sony’s new 360 Reality Audio format. As it turns out, that support won’t just be playing out within Deezer’s existing mobile app. The company has launched a standalone...
October 29, 2019
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