It sounds like Deezer Music will finally be available in the USA in 2014. I can't wait to see what happens, once Spotify has a proper competitor.
Music streaming service Deezer will launch in the US in 2014. French company Deezer currently has 5 million paying subscribers in 80 countries worldwide, a figure that puts it close behind the similar service Spotify – based in Sweden – which boasts more than 6 million paying users. Deezer will join a crowded market of subscription-based streaming music services that also includes Rdio, Google Play Music, and MOG.
Except this rumor is a bit distressing...
US networks such as Verizon and AT&T are obvious targets for a partnership as Deezer expands, but TechCrunch reports the company would also consider joining with a firm outside the telecoms industry. According to Digital Music News, that partnership could even become a takeover. Its sources say Microsoft is considering acquiring the service outright to gain traction in an industry where it has failed to make an impact in the past.
Let's hope for Deezer's sake that Microsoft (if they are involved) doesn't turn Deezer into a Windows 8 like disaster.
We've been providing Deezer links to all of our Free Music tracks and Class Profile Playlists for the past year or so for our Canadian ICI/PRO members.
With the one exception of not having a cross fade playback option, Deezer works as well as Spotify on any iPhone or Android device.
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