Lang Lang deploys digital tactics for ‘Piano Book’ album
Pianist Lang Lang likes to have fun with technology: we remember him playing ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on-stage using an iPad and the Magic Piano app back in 2010, for example. On Friday, he released his latest album...
April 1, 2019
Report 422: Playlisting’s next leap forward
Playlists have been referred to as everything from the new album, the new compilation, the new greatest hits, through to the new radio, the new MTV and more. Whether you’re a pop act trying to build a truly global audience...
March 27, 2019
UMG gets a new CIO while Deezer appoints a new CCO
In today’s data-rich (some would say data-overloaded) music industry, the role of chief information officer – CIO – is increasingly important for large music companies. So Universal Music Group’s appointment of Dan...
March 14, 2019
Report: WMG mulling investment in Saudi firm Rotana Music
Rotana Music is the Saudi-owned music firm whose parent company bought a stake in streaming service Deezer last year – resulting in an exclusive for Deezer on Rotana’s catalogue in the Middle East. Now Warner Music Group...
March 1, 2019
Deezer chooses Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi for ‘Next’ promo
Deezer has announced the next swathe of artists who’ll benefit from its ‘Deezer Next’ promotion in 2019. British artists Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi will be global priorities for the streaming service this year, with...
February 13, 2019
Spotify and Deezer attack ‘unfair practices’ of tech firms’
Much of the limelight in terms of European policy is being hogged by the new copyright directive and Article 13 this week. However, a group of European tech firms and industry bodies want to remind policymakers of another...
February 12, 2019
Deezer bags former Turner exec to be its MENA CEO
As music-streaming competition heats up in the Middle East, Deezer has announced a new boss for the region: Tarek Mounir. He will join the company on 1 April as CEO for MENA and Turkey, with a focus on ‘growing Deezer’s...
February 6, 2019
Deezer launches free, TuneIn-style ‘Radio By Deezer’ app
Deezer has sprung a surprise with the launch of a brand new app called Radio By Deezer. It’s completely free, initially available on Android smartphones, and focuses on traditional (terrestrial / live) radio rather than...
January 16, 2019
Deezer targets more growth with local focus and ‘humbleness’
Music-streaming service Deezer ended 2018 with seven million subscribers: half of its 14 million monthly active users. CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht revealed the figure in an interview with Music Ally, as he explained how Deezer's...
January 7, 2019
Deezer CEO sees partnerships as key to Middle East growth
Talking of intense competition for new subscribers… the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) streaming market is heating up nicely as 2018 nears its end, thanks to recent launches in the region by Spotify and Deezer –...
November 19, 2018
Deezer launches across Middle East and North Africa
Streaming service Deezer clearly signalled its intentions in the Middle East and Africa with its $185m funding round in August. Saudi Arabian investment fund Kingdom Holding Company and media firm Rotana Group were among...
October 22, 2018
Deezer says podcast listening on its service has grown by 146%
Growth stats as percentages without the actual before-and-after numbers can be misleading: if the original base is very small, the significance diminishes. So, Deezer’s claim yesterday that its monthly podcast streams are...
September 27, 2018