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  1. Drowning In Music: Whyd's Music Bookmarking App Hopes to Be Your Lifeboat

    June 23, 2014 11:04 AM EDT With the massive volume of music created and shared today, discovering a new song isn’t a problem -- remembering it is. Lucky for us, potentially, that music bookmarking service Whyd has released a free mobile app today to help listeners do just t ...

  2. Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Takes Stake in Music Streaming Service Deezer

    June 10, 2014 1:51 PM EDT ProSieben will merge its own music streaming company Ampya with French-based Deezer, which will have access to editorial content from the German media giant. German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 continues its Internet shopping spree, taking a strateg ...

  3. Deezer Knocks Spotify Out of Shazam in Four Countries

    May 08, 2014 4:45 PM EDT Shazam's new deal with Deezer puts Spotify in the corner. Music-identification app Shazam has added on-demand streaming service Deezer as a partner, enabling Deezer account holders in four countries to listen to full-length songs immediately ...

  4. Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips



    February 06, 2014 8:15 PM EST While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several recurring themes became readily apparent, including, Google bashing, going all-in on streaming and major n ...

  5. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  6. Midem: 5 Questions with Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez

    February 02, 2014 2:48 PM EST     Moments after appearing on stage as part of the Saturday (Feb. 1) panel “Streaming: A Sustainable Platform for Artists?” Billboard.biz caught up with Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez for an exclusive one-to-one chat. Happy to discuss Deezer’s future pl ...

  7. Investors Put $2.4 Billion Into Music In 2013, Streaming Tops List

    January 31, 2014 5:48 PM EST The big got bigger and the rich got richer in 2013. In the 57 investment deals totaling over $2.4 billion tracked by Billboard, nearly 9 in 10 dollars invested went to a traditional music company, an EDM concert promoter or a company that stre ...

  8. Beats Music Launching January 21

    January 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST Beats Music, the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching on Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Beats Music 'Locked an ...

  9. Deezer Coming to the United States In 2014

    November 14, 2013 7:58 PM EST On-demand subscription service Deezer is finally be headed to the world's biggest music market. The France-based service is expected to launch in the United States in 2014, according to a major label source. While a report at Digital Music ...

  10. BBC Announces Playlister Service, Integrated with Deezer, Spotify, YouTube

    October 08, 2013 11:59 AM EDT The British Broadcasting Corporation today announced the launch of BBC Playlister, a new digital service that will allow its audience to add and save music to an online playlist which can be exported to one of the BBC’s digital music partners, i ...

  11. Deezer Partners with Foursquare to Reward Concertgoing

    July 02, 2013 6:01 PM EDT Music subscription service Deezer has forged a partnership with location-based service Foursquare that will reward Deezer subscribers for checking in to concerts.   Here's how it works: a fan likes Deezer on Foursquare and then checks into ...

  12. The Eagles Catalog Available at Subscription Services

    June 25, 2013 11:03 AM EDT One less band is unavailable to the millions of people who pay to access music. As of Tuesday, the Eagles catalog can be found at music subscription services such as Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio and Deezer.   The nine titles available for streaming i ...

  13. Rhapsody Expands to 14 European Countries

    June 03, 2013 5:57 PM EDT Rhapsody on Monday expanded its subscription music service to 14 additional European countries in a bid to accrue scale and more effectively compete with Spotify, Deezer and others in the burgeoning on-demand music market. The expansion brings ...

  14. Business Matters: Study Says Consumers More Willing to Pay for Music Streaming -- Except in Sweden

    May 31, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Consumers in some European countries are increasingly willing to pay for streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and WiMP, the sponsor of the survey. The percentage of willing payers has risen to 48% from 33% in Norway. Willing payers rose to ...

  15. Music Matters Keynote from IFPI CEO Frances Moore Outlines Digital Growth, Challenges and Opportunities in Asia

    May 27, 2013 10:30 AM EDT The 2013 version of Asia’s leading music conference, Music Matters, closed on Thursday evening with the legendary Seymour Stein offering an impromptu tribute to conference founder and impresario Jasper Donat. Stein attended the meetings and note ...

  16. Freemium: Making Money by Giving Away the Goods (Research)

    May 21, 2013 6:36 PM EDT For years, music has operated on selling things -- vinyl, cassettes, CDs and now downloads. Then came advertising on radio and elsewhere. But there’s a third way -- freemium, a combination of free and premium offerings. Examples of this in music ...

  17. Sony's Music Unlimited Service Expands to Brazil

    May 15, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Sony Network Entertainment International’s Music Unlimited service is live in Brazil, according to a statement released today by the company. The cloud-based digital music subscription service is now available in 19 countries worldwide. The on-d ...

  18. NPR, Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, Spotify Execs Discuss Alternative Wavelengths At Latin Music Conference

    April 23, 2013 12:29 PM EDT Panel: Alternative Wave Lengths: Digital, Satellite And Beyond Panel Speakers:  Bahigh Acuna, New Markets Lead, Spotify Latin America Trinity Colón Vice President of Programming, SiriusXM Anya Grundmann Director/Executive Producer, NPR Music Ma ...

  19. Exclusive: Rob Wiesenthal Out at Sony/ATV, Heading to Warner Music

    December 20, 2012 10:38 AM EST Rob Wiesenthal, President of Sony/ATV's international business, is leaving the world's no.1 music publisher to join Len Blavatnik's Warner Music Group as chief operating officer/corporate, WMG said on Thursday. Wiesenthal, a Sony Co ...

  20. Business Matters: A $3 Billion Valuation Brings Spotify Expectations Back to Earth

    November 12, 2012 6:10 PM EST News that Spotify raised money at a $3 billion valuation and generated $200 million in revenue in the first half of 2012 is more like the sound of air being let out of a tire rather than a bursting bubble. The company has been hyped more than any ...

  21. Business Matters: Spotify UK Shows That the Freemium Model Is Not 'Unsustainable'

    October 09, 2012 6:11 PM EDT A business model that pays rights holders nearly every dollar, euro or pound generated is clearly not sustainable. This fact is obvious to Billboard readers as well as a digital service's management and the company's investors. Last week ...

  22. Turn On, Tune In, Pay Up

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Cricket Wireless' Muve Music targets underserved mobile consumers in its quest to become the No. 1 U.S. subscription service. In the past, music was primary sold to people through brick-and-mortar stores. Then it helped technology companies s ...

  23. Deezer CFO/COO Simon Baldeyrou on Music Streaming Service's Global Expansion, Spotify, Avoiding The U.S.

    June 12, 2012 8:22 AM EDT Launched in France in 2007, where the service is profitable, on-demand streaming service Deezer has started an aggressive international expansion late 2011, with over 130 countries targeted in 2012. Most recently the service launched in 35 Latin A ...

  24. Deezer Signs Worldwide Licensing Deal With Merlin

    May 11, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Merlin CEO Charles Caldas spoke both on his organization's new agreement with Deezer and his disagreenment with the Universal merger. Streaming subscription service Deezer has signed a global licensing deal with independent rights agency Merl ...

  25. Business Matters: Facebook's Listen Button, Timeline Challenge Developers and Artists

    April 18, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Facebook's Listen Button, Timeline Challenge Developers and Artists -- Facebook's expansion of its Timeline layout in April and the debut this week of its Listen button are presenting new challenges for the companies that provide direct- ...

  26. Business Matters: Subscription Services Gone Global

    March 29, 2012 9:01 PM EDT Subscription Services Gone Global -- The days of the single-market subscription service are over and the land grab is upon us. From Spotify to Deezer, companies are looking for growth well beyond their countries of origin. Operating in more countr ...

  27. German Politicians @MIDEM Weigh in on Music Biz; GEMA Signs With Deezer

    January 31, 2012 7:45 AM EST "The German delegations are a mainstay of MIDEM and thus form part of its core," said MIDEM CEO Paul Zilk at the opening ceremony of the German joint stand on Sunday afternoon at MIDEM in Cannes. Numerous politicians flew from Germany in ...

  28. iTunes Match Launches In Germany, Reaches Agreement With GEMA

    December 21, 2011 8:00 AM EST BERLIN - iTunes Match was launched in Germany last week after the German collectiion society GEMA approved an agreement in Munich. The will service costs €24.99 (about $32.50) per year in Germany and is limited to 25,000 tracks. Business Matters: ...

  29. Music, Media Firms Pin Hopes On New Facebook Ties

    September 23, 2011 8:19 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Music and media companies are pinning fresh hopes for reviving their businesses on a small ribbon that Facebook has begun putting on user profiles called the "ticker." The new, slim stream of updates automatically list ...

  30. Business Matters: Deezer's Limits on Free Users Increased Subscribers Five-Fold

    September 06, 2011 10:26 PM EDT Deezer's Limits on Free Users Increased Subscribers Five-Fold -- French digital music service Deezer has won a court victory against Universal Music France that reaffirms its ability to stream Universal's catalog. The case stems from Uni ...

  31. Orange Partners With Streaming Service Deezer

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French Internet Service Provider and mobile carrier Orange and streaming service Deezer have announced a strategic partnership, effective in September 2010. Paris-based Deezer's premium services will be included in some of Orange's Inter ...

  32. Deezer Partners with McDonald's

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French on-demand streaming service Deezer has reached an agreement with McDonald's in France. Each of the 1,161 local restaurants will be able to access a dedicated application streaming playlists customized by Deezer. "This new original ...

  33. Business Matters: The Orchard, YouTube, Devo, Sirius XM and more

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - The Orchard unveiled a new online data analytics tool for clients that compiles weekly sales activity from the various digital retailers it supports, including iTunes, eMusic, Verizon Wireless, Deezer and YouTube . The tool includes a geolocatio ...

  34. .Biz Exclusive: How Global Deals Get Done At MIDEM

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MIDEM, the international music industry convention, and its digitally focused MidemNet Forum will open shop Jan. 23-27 in Cannes. The events will draw some 10,000 executives from nearly 100 countries, representing the recording, publishing, live, ...

  35. RightsFlow Closes Round Of Funding

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow, a provider of mechanical licensing, accounting and royalty payment services for companies that sell or distribute music worldwide, has completed a $1.5 million Series A financing round with Originate Ventures of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ...

  36. Universal Onboard With France's Deezer

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has signed an agreement with French ad-supported on-demand streaming service Deezer, which will provide users from 35 European and Mediterranean countries free access to almost 1 million titles. Deezer co-founder Jonathan Benassaya ...

  37. France's SPPF Pacts With Deezer For SmartPlaylist

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels collecting society SPPF has forged a content deal with Paris-based on-demand streaming company Deezer for its SmartPlaylist interactive Web casting service. SmartPlaylist allows users to stream music programs based on the ...

  38. Ad-Supported Service Deezer Signs With Sony BMG

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG France has signed an agreement which will provide users of French ad-supported on-demand streaming service Deezer with unlimited free access to 165,000 titles. "This deal is experimental," says Christophe Lameignère, chairman an ...