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FNAC goes head to head with Spotify & Deezer with its new music service

FNAC tried a few years back to tackle the digital music world, but never managed to build a sizeable digital music business given the dominance of iTunes. In 2012 however, they eventually ended up stopping their digital music activity and partnering with Apple instead. Now FNAC has decided to jump into the world of digital […]

Collaborative listening platform Soundrop expands beyond Spotify; now available to Deezer users

Collaborative listening platform Soundrop expands beyond Spotify; now available to Deezer users

The venture-funded music listening app Soundrop has announced that it will be available to Deezer users starting today. The application, which was originally built exclusively as a Spotify app, allows users to listen to music together in ‘rooms’ – a of sorts, if you will. The startup has already raised $3 Million for its application, and a […]

Napster relaunching in France, a market pretty much locked up by Deezer

Napster relaunching in France, a market pretty much locked up by Deezer

Can ‘Napster’ recreate the magic? The Napster brand is back in Europe where it will be rolled out across 14 countries by its current owner US streaming service Rhapsody. This time around though, it will be in the form of a legal, 100% paid streaming service hoping to rival the likes of Spotify and Deezer.The […]

Deezer crosses 4M premium users, closing the gap on rival Spotify

Deezer announced last week that it had crossed 4 Million premium subscribers, and it seems that these numbers are rising faster and faster. While I still find myself trying to explain to people what Deezer is (“Wait, so France has a different thing than Spotify?”), that fact remains that the company, despite its late start […]

Neelie Kroes’ European Leaders Club is bringing sexy back to entrepreneurship in Europe – is that enough?

Last week, Commissioner Neelie Kroes welcomed nine entrepreneurs to Brussels for the first meeting of the European Leaders Club. Armed with experience and the desire to bring Europe “up to code” with the rising digital economy, the club hopes to bring to light some of the strongest issues in the European Startup Scene. Baptized the […]

Deezer may be avoiding the US market, but Spotify is starving French users

The war between Deezer and Spotify has begun, and it seems there’s no country that’s safe. Spotify announced earlier this week that they would be removing the five-play cap per song for free users in the UK; however, it was Numerama that figured out that, with Spain, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands and Sweden having had this […]

The Race to become a real Platform for Music is on between Deezer & Spotify, but neither are there yet.

You may consider Deezer or Spotify to be an online music streaming “platform,” but a quick look at the wikipedia definition of a ‘platform’ – “a technology that enables the creation of products and processes that support present or future development” – would let you know that it’s still early days for the two in […]

Deezer ups the ante on rival Spotify and launches in 22 new markets

To say that Deezer has had an active year is an understatement. From raising an eye-popping 100€ million from Warner Music owner Len Blavatink, to beating Spotify on subscriber growth, to launching their App Store to rival Spotify’s App Centre, their achievements over the last year have been seemingly non-stop. Now comes the news that […]

As France welcomes MIDEM, its music industry still faces big challenges

This past Saturday saw the kick-off of MIDEM, one of the world’s biggest and best conferences and tradeshows focusing on the music industry. This year’s edition, which will be running through tomorrow,has  had a particularly strong emphasis on digital.  It’s evident that digital still continues to be both a blessing and curse for the sector, which is still […]

Orange offers Deezer-competitor Spotify to under 27 users in Switzerland

This week Orange & Spotify announced a partnership in which Orange customers in Switzerland with a “Orange Young” plan would receive Spotify premium for free, in addition to unlimited texting & calling as well as a sizeable data plan. Orange Young is Orange’s cell phone plan offered to anyone 27 or under, and Orange’s VP […]