The new royalty attribution method recently deployed by Universal Music Group and streaming music platform Deezer seeks to make royalty calculation more fair. But the change is not universally applauded. Two digital distribution companies Believe and TuneCore, whose customers are mainly indie musicians, calls the system “reverse Robin Hood.” Continue Reading
In an unprecedented shift in how streaming music royalties are assessed, Universal Music Group (UMG) has reached agreement with Paris-based global streaming service Deezer. It is an artist-centric model which scales payouts upward in an attempt to reward musicians who are most favored by fans. Click for the details. Continue Reading
Spotify made news during its Q2 earnings report (See RAIN HERE and HERE) for raising its monthly Spotify Premium subscription rate from $9.99 to $10.99. Investor reaction, as a whole, could be characterized as “It’s about time.” Our survey of current music subscription pricing does support some investor impatience with Spotify, with six competing services having already boosted to that level.
Global audio streaming app Deezer asks: “Why not turn your TV into your personal jukebox?” Providing the answer, Deezer has partnered with Samsung to create a Deezer-app listening experience on Samsung’s line of smart TVs. Click for details. Continue Reading
Global streaming audio service Deezer is splashing an announcement of a new relationship with Cologne-based RTL Deutschland, the German media conglomerate. RTL encompasses television and radio; Deezer will provide the streaming music, online radio, podcast, and audiobook solution. Continue Reading
Global audio streaming service Deezer has developed and launched a fresh take on the mood-based music playlist genre. It’s called Flow Moods. It is an infinite playlist of the user’s favorite tracks, adjusted with a new Flow Moods wheel in the Deezer app. The company refers to this UX feature an Emotional Jukebox. Continue Reading
Global audio streaming service Deezer celebrated International Podcast Day with a metrics release revealing the rise in podcast listening and top shows. Click for details and an infographic. Continue Reading
Deezer is promoting its Deezer for Creators toolset. It offers metrics related to track plays and demographic info about listeners, as well as features that enable public sharing of the information. Continue Reading
As of today, global audio streamer Deezer has joined Ad For Good, a certification label that encourages brands to give at least one percent of their media budgets to social or environmental causes, and provides technology to do so via partnership with Boon.Today. Click for details.
Deezer announces its first CEO change since Hans-Holder Albrecth took the lead position in 2015. The new chief executive of the global streaming audio platform is Jeronimo Folgueira, who comes to Deezer from a CEO/Chair position at Spark Networks. Continue Reading
Global audio streaming service Deezer is becoming a cornerstone investor in DREAMSTAGE, a U.S.-based live music streaming startup. (No financials are disclosed.) The new funding will enable the company to significantly speed up growth and expand its operations. In the announcement, Deezer cites a MIDiA Research projection that global live music streaming will grow to $6.4-billion by 2027. Continue Reading
Deezer’s push into high-rez audio streaming takes an additional step now, as the company announces an expansion of the HiFi listening plan to families. Five additional accounts can be added to an existing HiFi subscription for five dollars. Continue Reading