Global music subscription service Deezer is bringing its library of more than 18 million tracks to Asia, as the service launches in Thailand, rapidly followed by Singapore and Malaysia.
Subsequent launches in Indonesia and the Philippines are expected within the coming weeks.
The Deezer Premium + service will this week be available in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore as a standalone service and through key partner telecommunications operator dtac in Thailand. Mobile data use resulting from the Deezer application is free of charge.
The package will also be available to dtac customers within one integrated postpaid tariff.
Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, said: “We are thrilled to launch Deezer in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia during our first foray into Asia and look forward to rolling out in the Philippines and Indonesia.
“There is a real passion for music here and we have no doubt that Deezer’s strong focus on local music and editorial recommendations will resonate with fans in each country.
“We are pleased to have dtac on board as we have found in other markets that telecommunications partnerships provide a powerful way of helping people explore this revolutionary new way of listening to, discovering and sharing music.”