Deezer Signs With Targetspot, Flirts With IPO

[UPDATED] Deezer, has signed a two year deal with Targetspot, the digital audio ad platform, to be the exclusive seller of the music streaming service’s audio advertising inventory in five countries. Targetspot will sell Deezer’s audio ad inventory in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain and Italy. Deezer has… Continue Reading

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73% Of Fans Never Listen To An Album In Order That The Artist Intended

EU based music streamer Deezer surveyed UK fans and found that 49% are listening to fewer full albums than they were just 3 -5 years ago. The survey found that 42% were putting favorite songs on shuffle or playing individual tracks. Under 25, the stat rises to 55%. Key Takeaways… Continue Reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through the past week’s music industry news, we revisit YouTube’s attempt to eliminate pay-for-view, Vevo’s ten year anniversary, Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett’s recent honors, and more! YouTube Revises Music Charts To Eliminate Pay-For-View Vevo Marks 10 Years, 300% Growth In Last 5 Years Sheryl Crow,Joan… Continue Reading

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Deezer To Tests User-Centric Muisc Streaming Payouts and It Could Be A Game Changer

Music streamer Deezer is soliciting rights holders to test a major change in how streaming royalties are calculated. So-called "user-centric payments" would more fairly compensate low and mid-tier artists, according to its supporters. While not a top tier player, Deezer’s 14 million users would provide an adequate test of the… Continue Reading

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‘Apple Digital Masters’ Launches As Apple Music Tests HI-Res Streaming At No Extra Cost

Apple Music has announced the launch of ‘Apple Digital Masters,’ which brings its “Mastered for iTunes” offering into its global streaming catalog. 75% of the Top 100 tracks in the U.S. and 71% of the Top 100 globally offered in the hi-res streaming format. Hi-res tracks across Apple Music have… Continue Reading

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