Deezer Launches “OPEN DEEZER”
PARIS, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
For Worldwide Developers, to Enhance the Music Experience
Deezer today announces “OPEN DEEZER”, the easiest and broadest API access for
developers to create innovative music streaming services, across all platforms, worldwide.
Deezer is eager to share, not only access to 15 million tracks and their metadata, but
also to its user data and its full music streaming technology: no downloads required,
ready-to-use plugins, and cross-platform compatibility. All platforms will be addressed
Daniel Marhely, Founder and CTO of Deezer, said: “The Deezer Team has constantly been
looking to stay ahead technologically: making the product browser-based rather than
client-based, going straight for HTML5 and being first to market with streaming apps for
Blackberry, iPhone, iPad and Sonos. But we know we don’t have a monopoly on great ideas,
and we are thrilled to enable developers worldwide to innovate with us. There is still so
much we can create to enhance people’s music experience.”
The access to OPEN DEEZER has already been made available to Deezer’s early partners,
including social networks (Facebook, Twitter, last.fm…), mobile telephony services
(Orange, Belgacom, T-Mobile), high-end hi-fi systems manufacturers (Sonos, Logitech…),
automotive industry manufacturers (Nissan, Parrot…). Independent developers have already
started developing apps on the API including the mixing desk, etc. To share its success,
Deezer will reward developers with EUR9,99* for any new subscribers coming from their
applications. (* One month Premium+ subscription).
In order to gather together the most talented developers worldwide, Deezer launches
the first “Deezer Hackathon” Battles in Paris and Berlin.
Developers with great ideas and the skills to execute them will have a weekend to make
fundamental changes in the way people interact with Music. The Deezer Hackathons will take
place in Paris on May 25th – 27th, and Berlin on July 6th – 8th.
The best project will be selected by a world class Committee and awarded for their
contribution to the enhancement of the music experience.
The winners will have the chance to win a limited edition “Nissan JUKE DEEZER” car.
Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, said: “There are no longer any geographical limits or
technological barriers for innovation in Music.”
To participate in the DEEZER Hackathons, please follow the links:
Berlin : deezerberlin.eventbrite.com [http://deezerberlin.eventbrite.com ]
To get more information, please follow these links:
Created by Daniel Marhely in 2006, Deezer is a market leader in music streaming; 20
million people worldwide use the service in 49 territories. Deezer’s users can enjoy new
music discoveries every day via unlimited streaming from a great catalogue of over 15
million tracks. Deezer’s music services do not rely on software downloads and are
available on PC/Mac, all smartphones and many connected devices.