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Deezer's 'SongCatcher' borrows Shazam's song ID trick

Deezer's 'SongCatcher' borrows Shazam's song ID trick
From Engadget - December 18, 2017

Deezer has around nine million paid subscribers compared to 60 million for Spotify (as of July 2017) and 30 million for Apple Music (October 2017). Apple is not the only company that is acquiring its way to better streaming, as Spotify recently purchased Mighty TV to improve content recommendations.

While companies like Spotify pay too much in royalties to actually make any profits, artists still say they are not being paid enough for music streaming. In part, that's because a large chunk of the royalties go to labels and distributors, not the musician. To avoid that trap, Deezer has dispatched editors around the world to attract local listeners in non-English-speaking markets. "I strongly believe in the localisation of content," Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht told Reuters recently.

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