Deezer – Deezer is an on-demand music streaming service based in France. Originally launched in 2007, Deezer offers users a free on-demand ad-funded music service and a premium subscription service that comes in various packages. In 2010 French mobile carrier Orange invested in Deezer, and Orange subscribers have the option of both pre-bundled and stand-alone subscription. The partnership has been a huge success with the deal, now boasting over 500k subscribers and making Deezer one of the biggest music services in France. They have also launched applications for the iPhone & Blackberry.
iPlay – Founded in 2005, iPlay was one of the first legal DSPs in Poland. iPlay were recently acquired by mobile product company Avantis SA, and have since become more active in the mobile space. They currently offer consumers MP3 a la carte dual delivery downloads, an AYCE (All You Can Eat) subscription for tethered downloads as well as ringtones. They will be looking to add more products & services moving forward.
Music Unlimited – Sony Corporation (the parent company of Sony Music Entertainment) have launched in the UK, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany and Spain their new Music Unlimited service, powered by the Qriocity platform, with plans to expand into many other territories in 2011. The model is akin to other Subscription DSPs, with on-demand streams available across many Sony-branded devices, including Playstation, Bravia TVs and Viao computers. There is also a customizable Pandora-like radio feature. Future plans include an online locker from which users can access their personal collections. We’ll continue to update as Sony rolls out more features in new markets.
7 Digital – 7 Digital have added Pushlife and Travelclub as new channels. Pushlife is a unified content storefront that offers music, games, applications, ringtones, wallpapers and other types of media. It is available on Android and Blackberry platforms. Pushlife also allows users to wirelessly sync their music purchases with their desktop. Travelclub is a Spanish travel reward site that allows users to redeem their travel points for music downloads.