Deezer does deal with Merlin

By | Published on Monday 14 May 2012


It always surprises me when digital services that have been around quite some time announce their first Merlin deal – I sort of assume any big music service would have the indie-label representing body on board from launch. But anyway, the rapidly expanding Deezer announced a global licensing deal with Merlin last week, bringing tracks from all Merlin affiliated labels to the streaming platform for the first time.

Confirming the arrangement, Merlin boss Charles Caldas said: “It is very encouraging to see innovative and ambitious services like Deezer broadening their scope and bringing wider choice to consumers across the many markets in which they operate. We are sure that Deezer’s users will enjoy the vast choice of amazing repertoire delivered to them via this deal”.

Meanwhile Deezer’s Julien Simon added: “We are pleased to count Merlin as one of our key global music partners, along with its independent label members across the world. Inclusion of the widest, deepest and best-selling independent repertoire to our service will help us provide the best musical exprience to our customers”.