Spotify and Deezer lobby for EU ‘platform-to-business’ law
The new European copyright directive has a few steps to go before becoming law yet, but there’s another piece of in-progress European legislation to keep an eye on. It’s called the ‘platform-to-business’ law (P2B...
September 26, 2018
Deezer researchers develop AI to detect songs’ moods
Good news for anyone who likes crunching through an academic paper about neural networks on a Monday morning. A team of researchers at Deezer’s Paris headquarters have published a paper titled ‘Music mood detection based...
September 24, 2018
Deezer shoots for unicorn status after $185m funding round
‘Is Deezer really worth a billion dollars?’ asked one headline yesterday, as the streaming service announced a new funding round of €160m (around $185m) from new and existing investors. Well, is Deezer worth ‘unicorn’...
August 3, 2018
Feature.fm debuts ‘Ultimate Pre-Save’ for streaming services
Music-marketing firm Feature.fm has a new tool called ‘Ultimate Pre-Save’, which will help artists and labels run pre-save campaigns for their new albums on streaming services. And yes, that’s plural services: at launch,...
July 31, 2018
Deezer makes The Blaze its next global priority artist
French electronic duo The Blaze is the latest artist to be made a global priority by Deezer, as part of its ’Next 2018’ initiative. The Blaze joins Jorja Smith and Zak Abel on the list, with Deezer saying yesterday that...
July 24, 2018
Deezer expands HiFi tier’s availability on Google Home
Thus far, the music aspects for smart speakers have focused on voice-control features, rather than the quality of the audio. Deezer is hoping to drum up more subscribers for its ‘high-fidelity’ Deezer HiFi tier from owners...
July 11, 2018
Artist exclusives: Rag’n’Bone Man and Florence + The Machine
Deezer has thankfully restrained itself from plastering British artist Rag’n’Bone Man across its programmed playlists today. But the streaming service has made him the first musician to get an ‘artist channel takeover...
July 6, 2018
Deezer launches Football Fever playlist takeover for World Cup
Football’s World Cup kicks off later this week, with 32 countries hoping for glory (or, in England’s case, hoping at least for something better than abject embarrassment and penalties ineptitude). Deezer is on the...
June 12, 2018
Sandbox Issue 204: INSTAGRA-Merch
Lead: Instagram has over 800m monthly active users and is the preferred social platform for most artists – mainly because Twitter is becoming an ideological cesspit and organic reach (not to mention privacy) on Facebook...
May 21, 2018
Sandbox Issue 203: The Pause Clause
Lead: The music industry has long had a “work hard, play hard” philosophy, but finally this is being seriously questioned in a brutal always-on culture where marketers are supposed to work around the clock. The work/life...
May 2, 2018
Deezer optimistic about subscriptions growth in Brazil
Music Ally’s latest country profile focuses on Brazil, including an interview with Deezer’s country manager Bruno Vieira. He expresses optimism about the growth not just of music-streaming in Brazil, but of people...
April 4, 2018