CONFIRMED: Deezer To Launch In U.S.
Deezer will launch in the U.S. in 2014, the company has confirmed. “2014 will be an American year for us,” the music streamer's co-founder Daniel Marhely told French newspaper LaFigaro. Marlhey did not confirm or deny ongoing rumors that the company is on talks to be acquired by Microsoft.
Recently, Deezer narrowed the paid subscriber gap with Spotify passing the 5 million mark. That's up from 2 million paid users in October of 2012. Spotify claimed 6 million paid subscribers as of May 2013. Deezer also says it offers 30 million tracks, 10 million more than Spotify.
But with increasing competition from Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Google, iTunes Radio, XBox Music and the yet to launch Beats Music service, Deezer will likely find a partner to help enter the U.S. market.