Music Built For Canadians, By Canadians: Deezer Gaining Steam In Canada
First worldwide digital music streaming service offers unique user-experience for Canadian music fans and secures title sponsorship at NXNE music festival
Deezer, the world’s first truly global music streaming service, is quickly gaining steam in Canada. The service is doing so by helping fans rediscover the joy of finding and sharing new music, reaching a community of more than 26 million music fans across over 182 countries. With four million subscribers, more than one million Facebook fans and more than 100 million shareable playlists, Deezer allows users to organize and share all the music they love, anytime and anywhere. Deezer is at the forefront of digital music streaming with a complete suite of service offerings and unlimited access to a catalogue of 25 million tracks, instantly available on any device including smartphones, laptops, tablets, home speakers, cars, and PCs. The unique and accessible music experience is now set to shake up the music scene in Canada.
What Makes Deezer Better, Stronger, More Unique
Standing out in the marketplace, Deezer Canada (@DeezerCanada) is the only music streaming service to make an all-encompassing commitment to Canadian music and its growth. Based in Canada, the content is human powered — not just an algorithm like most streaming services. Deezer is curated by editorial experts that are immersed in the Canadian music scene — in both English and French Canada — producing a service that delivers first and foremost a deep music catalogue, universality and simplicity. Under the leadership, direction and vision of Canadian music industry veteran, Justin Erdman, Deezer Canada is committed to delivering a music revolution built on discovering, loving and sharing music, bringing users a new music experience unlike anything else.
“Deezer Canada is a stand-out music streaming service, above and beyond what is currently being offered in the Canadian market and to Canadian music fans,” says Justin Erdman, managing director, Deezer Canada. “We provide a connected, truly-Canadian music sharing and listening experience that appeals to every Canadian. Whether you are a hardcore metal or hip-hop music fan, searching for a specific local artist you saw recently at a show, or looking for
a playlist to match your mood, Deezer Canada provides access to a comprehensive and extensive music catalogue, curated by editorial staff immersed in the industry.”
Being the only music streaming service to exist in every continent, Deezer provides a uniquely engaged user-experience with its long-term goal to bring music to the whole world. At the core of Deezer are its experts that live all over the world in every market, with more than 50 people worldwide listening to the equivalent of 250 albums of music per week. Engaging music fans and making recommendations, Deezer provides a service built on deep appreciation and passion for music and the steadfast commitment to opening up new worlds of music to fans across the globe.
Putting Canadian music first
Delivering on its promise to put Canadian music first, Deezer Canada has recently secured the coveted title of Official Streaming Partner for Toronto’s annual week-long music festival, North by Northeast 2013 (NXNE), which takes place June 10 – June 16. Deezer Canada is the exclusive Presenting Partner of The Main Stage at Yonge and Dundas Square on June 14 featuring the international rock band sensation: The National, with supporting local Canadian bands that are making headlines around the world. Additionally, Deezer Canada has the exclusive rights to stream live content from the Deezer Presents main stage performances. On-site, Deezer Canada will have access to an activation area for consumer engagement, stage signage and branding, a VIP Hospitality Section, logo presence on all NXNE materials and more. This partnership is the kick-off to additional high-profile music festival partnerships for Deezer Canada that will roll-out throughout the summer.
In addition to ongoing partnership and sponsorship announcements and a high-profile influencer program, Deezer Canada will be sharing ongoing technology, music and entertainment news from Deezer International headquarters in Paris, France. Most recently this includes: a new Deezer Windows 8 app; an upgrade to the Deezer iOS app to include smart caching; and the Deezer app being included in Google’s