Deezer eyes US launch with local partner search underway

Tom Pakinkis

Deezer could soon enter the US market, if the words of chief exec Axel Dauchez are anything to go by.

The boss of the French streaming service has said that the company is looking for the right local partner in the territory to provide a swell in subscriber numbers.

"We are looking for a partner in the US,” Dachez told the Wall Street Journal. “Maybe an operator or a blue-chip company, that is able to provide us with a significant volume of subscribers."

He added that the company opened talks with potential partners in the US “months ago” but pointed to the territory’s unbelievably high entry costs has a hurdle.

If it does manage to break into the US, Deezer will join digital music rivals Rdio, Rhapsody and Spotify, the latter of which currently boasts approximately 5 million paying subscribers compared to Deezer’s 3 million.

Deezer is currently available in 160 countries.


Tags: streaming, Digital, Deezer

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