Check out our CEO Axel Dauchez in his keynote interview at the Digital & Music Matters conference in Singapore. He talks about topics close to Deezer’s heart, like how we want to enable true engagement with music and artists everywhere. Axel argues that for the past 100 years the music industry has been over-focused on just six countries, and when you think about it, peoples’ ability to access the music they love should follow demand, not some old structure of distribution. Watch the video to hear more about how Deezer is helping change this state of affairs (which we’re a little proud of).
Deezer was reviewed by the band on Channel 5′s The Gadget Show last night and passed the Two Door Cinema Club test with flying colours. Not only did the band find Deezer good-looking and super easy to use, but lead singer Alex named us his favourite streaming service.
If you missed it, you can watch last night’s episode of The Gadget Show on the website now:
After our recent integration with MINI, we’re pleased to announce that you can now enjoy Deezer from your BMW with ConnectedDrive. Simplydownload the latest versionof the Deezer app for iPhone and connect with your BMW. Put your foot down, turn the stereo up, and enjoy the ride.
“Driving a BMW isn’t just about getting from A to B – it’s about the thrill of the road and the simple joy of discovering new places. Unforgettable journeys need unforgettable sounds – which is exactly what we’re giving people with Deezer.
Putting your foot down in an amazing car with the stereo turned up has become the ultimate music experience, and now that Deezer is integrated into BMW’s ConnectedDrive, drivers have instant access to the ultimate soundtrack to wherever they are and wherever they’re going next” - Axel Dauchez, Deezer CEO.
Today our very own CEO Axel Dauchez is at the World Creators Summit in Washington DC. Axel was invited to take part in a discussion on issues of copyright in the digital age. He’ll also be talking about artist relationships with labels and what the digital industry is doing to ensure artists benefit from their work. Important stuff.
The WCS is a gathering of 140 of the biggest influencers and industry luminaries in the world, including prominent artists, government officials, and industry leaders. They will be discussing the value of creative works, the future of copyright, the role of creators, and authors’ rights. Read more about it here.
We’ve teamed up with MINI for the ultimate soundtrack to every journey. With 25 million songs available directly from your MINI, your music goes wherever you go. Deezer Premium+ subscribers simply need to download the latest version of the Deezer app from the App Store. The app links seamlessly with MINI Connected, MINI’s in-car entertainment system.
“You can’t have a road trip without the right music, and you can’t enjoy a car without an amazing stereo. We’re excited about joining the iconic MINI brand in giving people the soundtrack they need for the open road”- Axel Dauchez, Deezer CEO.
Deezer is easy to navigate on the go via the MINI joystick, dash screen, and steering wheel controls, so there’s no chance of you getting lost in our huge music catalogue.
As a MINI owner with the MINI Connected option, you will be able to use Deezer in your car from today.
There has been a 100% increase over the past few days in the number of global streams for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince on Deezer. The cause of this wave of Fresh Prince mania? The unexpected reunion of the former Prince of Bel-Air with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton).
Expect some epic ‘Carlton dancing’ to Tom Jones’ It’s Not Unusual, as well as Smith’s 2005 Number 4 hit, Switch. The nostalgic treat was on the UK’s Graham Norton Show on Friday, where Will Smith was joined by his son Jaden.
Transport yourself to a playground in West Philadelphia with these tracks on Deezer.
We’re absolutely thrilled to be partners with Sónar, Barcelona’s annual three-day music festival. As one of the world’s top festivals, Sónar attracts around 80,000 visitors every year. The 2013 lineup includes world-class artists Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Bat for Lashes, Two Door Cinema Club, and many more.
We built an innovative app for the festival, offering outstanding features for you to get the most out of your Sónar experience. With this partnership we’re excited to bring new technologies to an audience open to new music experiences.
The Sónar app offers:
- “Sónar 2013 @Deezer” for users to play all the music from the festival.
- A “Music Quiz” designed by Deezer for the real Sónar goers.
- The full program and a personalised “My Sónar” schedule.
- Artist and activity profiles.
- Live updates with an “On Air” feature.
- Interactive maps, allowing you to check in via Facebook at every venue.
The new Deezer app for Xbox Live gives you unlimited access to your favourite tunes, accessible via the latest Kinect technology. Now you can navigate over 20 million tracks and thousands of themed radio stations on specially designed screens for gesture control. Incorporate song selection gestures into your dance routines to really get the party started.
Each console can connect to up to three Deezer accounts simultaneously, giving you even more opportunity to share and discover music with friends.
“Whether you consider yourselves soldiers, dragon slayers or rock stars, there is a song for you just waiting to be played”- Clement Cezard, Chief Business Development Officer for Deezer.
The Deezer app is available to download on the Xbox Live store.
Head over to Xbox.com/live for additional details and availability.
The wait is finally over. After one of the most exciting build ups that we can remember, the most eagerly anticipated album of the year is released today. While some might argue that it is a little self-indulgent at times, there’s no denying that Random Access Memories is a hugely ambitious album, which, for the most part, is perfectly executed. Everybody seems to have an opinion on this album – see what you think by listening to it on Deezer now.
Also out this week is Momentum, the brand new album from Jamie Cullum. Jamie is taking over Deezer UK this week, with five of his favourite albums being featured on the homepage. We had a chat with him recently to find out why he chose the albums he did – and there are a couple of surprising choices in there. He has also put together a playlist of some of his favourite tracks for us, which you can listen to here, and you can of course listen to Momentum on Deezer right now as well.
Finally, this week also sees the release of Old Fashioned Love, the new EP from London-based five-piece Daytona Lights.They call themselves ‘groove-pop’, which, as far as we can tell, sounds like a combination of Friendly Fires, Foals and Kings Of Leon when they were at their best. Whatever genre you want to call it, this EP is an upbeat hint at what could be to come in the future from Daytona Lights. Discover it for yourself on Deezer now.
We’re streaming the X Games Music closing party, featuring international stars 50 Cent, Nach, and Zedd. X Games is an annual sports event, hosted for the first time in Barcelona, Spain. The closing party, held at the Poble Espanyol open-air museum, is set to be an outstanding event.
The party starts on Saturday, 18th May at 21:30 (CET) with Nach, Spain’s most popular rapper, before the arrival on stage at 23:00 (CET) of the Grammy Award winning 50 Cent for his first performance in Barcelona. The night will end with a set from Russian DJ Zedd at 00:30 (CET), one of the leaders in Electro House Music.