Unmask our Halloween playlist today…

Dare to be different this Halloween? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’re treating you to a very special playlist…

We are dedicating the day to those spooky bands and artists who dress up all year round. Why? Well, because anyone who wears a mouse head 24hrs a day 365 days of the year deserves to be celebrated in our opinion (Deadmau5 – you legend).

Our ‘masked’ playlist features the incredible Slipknot, who’ve terrified us by wearing creepy masks for over a decade. OK, so maybe it’s a fairly obvious choice for a masked band, but there are some surprises on there too. SBTRKT for one. Yep this guy is never without his wooden mask even during festival season – I mean, who knows what’s going on under there, but it must be hot.

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And don’t worry, if you want to impress your friends with your ‘masked’ bands knowledge this weekend then below we unveil a few fun facts from some of the artists featured in our alternative playlist:

  • Daft Punk – These two Parisian robots are the mystery of global dance music. The idea to use helmets actually was born out of a lame Halloween costume. Go figure. Still, what do you think they’re hiding from? The world? Ex lovers?? Maybe their scary robot faces are too much to take…
  • Deadmau5 – Deadmau5 actually named himself after finding a dead mouse in his computer. No joke and not very mice is it (lol)? He also appeared in ‘Gossip Girl’. Terrifying…
  • Teddybears – These guys really know how to be ironic. If you’re familiar with the Swedish or Norwegian rock scenes then you’ll know they named themselves after our fluffy friends to make them stand out from the hundreds of ‘Megadeth’ copy cats out there. Fair play Teddies! Although, if you go down to the woods with these lot, be careful!
  • Lordi – Is it not scary enough that this band won Eurovision??
  • Kiss – Now, which of these facts scares you most? Kiss have never had a number one single in the US or Gene Simmons insured his tongue for $1,000,000. Fangfully his tongue is still in one piece…

Know anymore fun and scary facts about the bands featured? Let us know!

What does music look like to you? – WIN with Deezer and EyeEm

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We need you! Deezer is on a mission to discover what music looks like – are you up for the challenge?

We’re partnering with EyeEm, the hottest photo sharing mobile app, to give you the chance to win a pair of super cool Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 headphones and a Deezer Premium+ 6 month music subscription. The lucky winner will be chosen by a panel of music experts from Deezer. The panel will pick another 30 lucky photographers who will win Deezer Premium+ 6 months music subscriptions and all the winning photos will also be part of an image collection on the EyeEm and Deezer blogs for the world to see. And, all you have to do is take a picture of what music looks like to you. It’s that simple.

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To give you some ideas, it could be that box of old CD’s from your teenage years, or a person on a bus with crazy hair that just screams ‘punk’, or a picture of the people who you share your musical experiences with most. What we’re trying to say is, if it says music to you then tell us about it!

So, you want to win?

Head to the Missions tab in the EyeEm app, or capture your image and tag it with What Does Music Look Like To You? Your photo will be automatically added to the album. If you want to add a photo that you’ve already uploaded, just go to your profile, view the photo and select “Edit Photo.” From there, you can add the tag “What Does Music Look Like To You?”.

EyeEm is available on iOS and Android.

Deezer and Stitcher tie the knot to bring you your favourite radio shows and podcasts

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At Deezer we take our music seriously, and from today onwards we’re also focused on giving podcast and talk radio aficionados the chance to access over 35,000 radio shows directly on Deezer.

Deezer has acquired award winning radio app Stitcher to provide access to the best in entertainment and talk radio  – including NPR, This American Life, Freakonomics, Wall Street Journal, WTF with Marc Maron, Savage Lovecast, BBC, CBC, RTÉ and more.

Stitcher is the leading on-demand internet radio service that features news, entertainment, comedy and sports radio. By giving you access to 35,000 radio shows in addition to 35 million songs, Deezer will bring you the talk as well as the tune.

Next year Stitcher will be integrated into Deezer, so you’ll be able to experience your favourite talk shows and podcasts whenever, wherever. We’ll also make sure to recommend shows that we know you’ll like, helping you to discover more gems like Nerdist, The Moth or Slate.com’s Culture Gabfest.

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to find out when talk and entertainment becomes available.

U.S. music fans can now enjoy Deezer Premium+ on Bose products

 

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Big news! Together with Bose, we’re bringing Deezer Premium+ to the U.S. for the first time, exclusively through Bose SoundTouch™ and SoundLink® products.  What’s more, we’re excited to offer Bose customers everywhere 50% off the regular subscription price, with Premium+ at just $4.99 a month.

Like Deezer, Bose delivers a high quality audio experience to satisfy even the most hardcore audiophiles out there. At the touch of a button, fill your home with music via Bose SoundTouch™ and Soundlink® Wi-Fi systems. Get instant access to over 35 million tracks on Deezer via the SoundTouch™ app. You don’t even need to set up a username or password, the auto-account creation will do it for you in one click.

Deezer Premium+ will roll out across Bose products in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Owners of Bose systems around the world can enjoy Deezer Premium+ at the promotional price of $4.99 a month for 12 months (normally $9.99 a month), with a 30-day free trial.

Head over to deezer.com/bose to take advantage of the offer. Current Bose SoundTouch™ system owners will be able to access Deezer Premium+ from 10th October 2014 via a software update.  

Our smart new look

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After months of fine-tuning, today we’re pleased to present the new Deezer. Our stripped-back, smart redesign puts music recommendation first.

Thanks to all your helpful feedback, the new streamlined design makes it easier than ever to discover music you’ll love.

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Enjoy personalised greetings and super smart recommendations from Flow. Help it learn your tastes by telling it when you love or hate a track.

 

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Improved search makes it easier to find the music you want, in an instant. Results now show playlists containing the track you searched for.

 

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We’ve moved the player from the header to the sidebar, letting your recommendations take centre stage.

 

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A new sidebar gives you one-click access to your music library and to all the Deezer features you love. Access your account settings and information about Deezer by clicking on the icon next to your name.

 

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Alexandre Croiseaux, VP Product, Deezer said: “Deezer has built a global audience of over 16 million people, so we have access to a huge amount of data, meaning we can adapt the service to the needs of our users. We believe our new design is truly smart, both in terms of form and functionality, and as a result we are putting the focus squarely on what matters the most – the music.”

Go to www.deezer.com/v5 or click on “Try the new Deezer” to switch to the new version.

 

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Exceptional audio quality with Deezer Elite and Sonos

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Today we’re proud to take audio quality to new heights with the introduction of Deezer Elite, a new global service offering High-Resolution Audio (HRA) to music fans everywhere.

Joining us on this mission to provide the ultimate listening experience is Sonos, one of the world’s leading brands in high-end audio hardware. Together we’re delighted to provide music streaming at CD-quality or higher.

From September 15th Sonos and Deezer customers in the United States can stream FLAC files at the touch of a button, bringing exceptional audio into the home. It is the first time that music fans in the US will be able to use Deezer exclusively via their Sonos device. Deezer Elite availability in other countries will follow.

“Deezer has built a global audience of over 16 million people by meeting the many needs of music consumers. Audio enthusiasts no longer have to choose between a streaming service and high quality audio, with Deezer Elite they can have both for the first time,” said Tyler Goldman, CEO of Deezer North America. “We are focused on super-serving the needs of underserved market segments to continue to grow the music streaming category.”

Hear how music was intended to sound with Deezer and Sonos.

Go to the Devices page on Deezer to find out about Deezer and Sonos.