How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other big music streaming services have?
Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
February 19, 2020
Deezer is turning its playlists into live music events
Deezer is taking three of its biggest genre-based playlist brands – Rocket, Popstar and Certified – and turning them into a series of invitation-only live events in small venues. The series kicks off in Paris tomorrow...
February 18, 2020
Warner Music Group springs a surprise with IPO filing
It’s official: Warner Music Group is now ‘The Beyoncé of Initial Public Offerings’. The major label group has surprise-dropped an IPO (okay, we’ll abandon this comparison now) on the industry, announcing a filing...
February 7, 2020
Deezer study suggests that album listening is on the wane
Streaming service Deezer has revealed some of the results from a survey of 8,000 people in the US, France, Germany and Brazil about their music-listening habits. Among its claims: that 54% of respondents say they are ‘listening...
January 29, 2020
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