Deezer Launches in Middle East & North Africa

First Spotify, now Deezer – the rival streaming service has beat Spotify to the punch and is now available in the Middle East and North Africa, ahead of Spotify’s planned launch in November. To make matters worse, Deezer has also secured an exclusive digital distribution deal with Rotana Group, the Middle East’s leading music company. […]

Read More

DAX partners on new original scripted drama from Global

DAX, the digital audio arm of Global, announced that it is the exclusive distribution and monetization partner for an audio drama titled America 2.0. The serial political drama, an original podcast from Global, is co-created by J.S. Mayank and David Carlyle. It stars Hollywood talents Laurence Fishburne and Patrick J. Adams, and is directed by Mayank. […]

Read More

Spotify’s next global move is coming

A flurry of news reports has suggested that Spotify plans to launch across the Middle East and North Africa in November, with a new regional headquarters based in Dubai. Spotify has not responded to requests for comments on the stories, but eagle-eyed reporters have noticed that Spotify has started to recruit for positions in Dubai, […]

Read More

Twitter launches new audio-only broadcast feature from Periscope

Twitter now lets you launch live audio-only broadcasts from Periscope Twitter has been testing a new audio-only broadcast feature through its Periscope platform for a few weeks, and the company announced that the feature is now publicly available for all iOS users of the main Twitter app and its live-streaming app Periscope. Once updated, head […]

Read More

BBC Podcasts available on Spotify in the UK

Last week, Spotify made hundreds of BBC podcasts available to subscribers. Listeners in the UK will now have access to a plethora of BBC content from iPlayer Radio and BBC Sounds, including the Desert Island Discs series, Brian Cox and Robin Ince’s Infinite Monkey Cag and Josie Long’s Short Cuts. Spotify is rapidly evolving from music to non-music to […]

Read More