Deezer reveals MQA deal for its hi-res music tier
Last week, we reported on Deezer’s rebranding of its hi-res tier from Deezer Elite to Deezer HiFi. Now there’s another development in the streaming service’s hi-res ambitions: a partnership with tech firm MQA. “The...
September 4, 2017
Deezer gets first smart-speaker integration with Google Home
When Music Ally sat down with a series of Deezer executives at the company’s media day last December, smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo were high on their priority lists, with the realisation that rivals were ahead of...
August 9, 2017
Deezer debuts #DareToDiscover with ‘The Bearded Dame’
So long Deezer Geezer, but welcome The Bearded Dame. Deezer’s latest original-content move is called #DareToDiscover, a series of videos that it hopes will “encourage people to celebrate their differences and to embrace...
July 26, 2017
Information is Beautiful updates its streaming-royalties chart
Infographics site Information Is Beautiful has received a lot of attention in the past for its charts comparing royalty-payouts from music-streaming services. They’ve always looked, yes, beautiful, but there have been...
July 21, 2017
Deezer and Apple tipped for potential SoundCloud acquisition
Rumours about an imminent acquisition of streaming service SoundCloud had died down, but the gossip-drums are beating once more. The New York Post – still the publication of choice for strategic music-industry leaks...
July 4, 2017
Spotify may be overtaking YouTube music for UK teenagers
YouTube remains a hugely popular for young people, but could Spotify really be overtaking it as their principle music source? That's the claim in a new report, Gen Z: Meet the Young Millennials, published by Midia Research...
June 28, 2017
Deezer gets dancefloor boost with Anglo partnership
Deezer has been training its sights on specific genres recently, with grassroots partnerships for grime, reggaeton and Brazilian gospel music. Now it’s dance music’s turn. Deezer has signed a partnership with EDM agency...
June 19, 2017
Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht talks streaming in 2017 (#midem)
Spotify and Apple Music may suck up lots of the attention in the music-streaming world, but other services have their own global ambitions. Deezer, for example, which continues to grow and launch new features. Its CEO...
June 8, 2017
YouTube has the WAU factor in Anglo music markets
WAU? Weekly Active Users: a metric that Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan thinks is more relevant in 2017 than monthly active users. “The MAU metric is past its sell by date. In today’s always on, increasingly mobile...
May 26, 2017
BASCA chair Crispin Hunt: ‘Rules won’t break the internet, they’ll mend it’
YouTube and Facebook were squarely in the sights of Crispin Hunt, chairman of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), as he delivered the opening address at yesterday’s Ivor Novello Awards in...
May 19, 2017
EC responds to Spotify / Deezer complaints on Apple / Google
Earlier this month, Spotify and Deezer signed a letter to the European Commission alleging that big internet platforms like Apple and Google “can and do abuse their privileged position” as the gatekeepers of app stores...
May 11, 2017
Spotify and Deezer back regulatory crackdown on Apple and Google
Long-simmering discontent among pureplay streaming services about some of the terms and conditions of operating within the apps ecosystems of Apple and Google is bubbling back out into the open this week. Spotify and Deezer...
May 5, 2017