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Deezer Music Review: What Is Deezer Backstage & How Does It Work?

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Carla Johnson

5.4.2021

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Founded in 2007, Deezer is a French online music streaming service like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. It has music catalogues from major labels including Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music. Deezer’s platform additionally shares and features indie artists and labels to a large user base.

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With 56 million tracks, playlists, and podcasts plus personalised recommendations, it is a free music confidante. Listen to the music you enjoy and discover new favourite tracks with the music player.

In this article, we will be going through everything Deezer Backstage has to offer and explain how it can be beneficial for artists. Stay tuned for everything you need to know!

What Is Deezer?

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Deezer is an online music streaming service based in France. It enables users to listen to music content from record labels. As well as podcasts on a variety of devices on and offline.

Founded in Paris, it presently has 56 million licensed tracks in its library, with more than 30,000 radio stations. There are around 14 million monthly active users, and 7 million paid subscribers.

The service is available for Web, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, Windows, and MacOS.

What Does Deezer Do?

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Similarly, to other streaming services, Deezer has a subscription model.

Customers who choose to pay the monthly premium fee can expect advert-free listening whereas, with the freemium account, listeners can play songs with advertisements.

Deezer has two subscriptions:

  • Premium
  • Hi-Fi

Deezer Hi-Fi costs a bit more but listeners can enjoy CD-quality streaming via the lossless FLAC format.

For DIY music artists and independent labels, Deezer is going to roll out a user-centric payment system (UCPS). This system is designed to reduce unfair revenue gaps within the digital music industry.

Let’s have a more in-depth look into the features of Deezer and what it can offer creatives.

Deezer Downloader (Deezloader)

Paid subscribers can download all their favourite content and listen to it time and time again by opening the desktop app.

Just choose the album or playlist and select the Download button to listen offline.

Deezer Flow

Flow is all your top music, mixed with personalised recommendations and songs you forgot about.

Flow understands what you love and what you don’t, and plays an unlimited stream of music chosen for you.

It’ll create the perfect music mix based on your tastes.

Deezer Family

Get up to 6 Deezer Premium profiles on one account and share your love of music with the entire family.

Deezer Student

This has all the benefits of Premium including listening with no ads, downloads, and offline music, for half the price.

Deezer For Artists

Discover Deezer Backstage, a platform designed to bring artists and music professionals closer to their audience.

The tool allows you to investigate and appreciate your streams from behind the scenes.

Accessing your Backstage account is easy, just go to Deezer Backstage and click on the red button “Request Access”.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Deezer Profile

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To get the most out of your Deezer profile, follow these tips!

Profile Picture

This is the image your potential fans will see so make it stand out. Choose something to reflect your personality.

Biography

This is your chance to let fans know more about you.

Shed some light on you but don’t give every minor detail. Help fans understand who you are and where you’re coming from.

Artist Playlists

Playlists are a great way for connecting with your fans.

You can push to get your music featured on them and should also create your own.

Status Update

If you have news to share with your fans, this is the best place to do it.

Tell them about new releases and collaborations or a playlist you’ve been featured on and even a podcast you’ve been interviewed for.

A steady flow of content keeps your audience attentive.

The Deezer App

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You can enjoy some of the best features with the free music app. Here is what the app can offer you:

  • Browse the expanding catalogue of 56 million songs for free
  • Use SongCatcher to identify songs
  • Find new tracks with Shuffle mode and radios
  • Sing along to favourites with Lyrics
  • Find and play music by genres like rap, RNB, pop, Latin music, rock and country
  • Get personalised recommendations as well as new favourites with Flow
  • Add songs to your Favourites collection
  • Discover and create your own playlists
  • Share your personal playlists and favourite tracks on social media
  • Listen to radio stations like BBC Radio, CNN, Fox News, plus audio channels, and podcasts in English for free

For more, download Deezer Premium music player and downloader for an ad-free, offline listening experience.

The free Deezer music player has faultless access to songs and podcasts. You can listen to the radio or discover and create playlists for the perfect soundtrack. WiFi is not necessary – just download songs and listen offline.

Deezer Pricing

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You can sign up for Deezer for free, however, if you want additional benefits then it is worth checking out Premium.

Additionally, Deezer Premium allows unlimited ad-free music, you can sign up and start a Deezer free trial today for 3 months. After that, it is just £9.99 per month which you can cancel at any time. 

Alternatives To Deezer

Deezer is similar to any other streaming service just like that of Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Qobuz, Tidal, and Napster.

Music fans use Deezer to listen to their top artists by streaming music to smartphones, computers, Smart TVs, or game consoles. With that being said, let’s take a look at its main competitors.

Deezer vs Tidal

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This platform has a music library with over 40 million songs, which come in a diverse range of tracks.

Tidal has a huge music catalogue with over 60 million songs. Besides, it presents perfectly curated playlists and exclusive windows for artists. There is a lot to compare in the Tidal vs Deezer audio quality battle.

Firstly, Deezer has HiFi CD-quality audio and Deezer presents the standard 128 kbps quality, 320kbps. HiFi quality is at a bit rate of 1411kbps. Whereas Tidal has the lowest audio quality you can stream and is at a slight rate of 320kbps, it also offers HiFi resolution audio. Which is dissimilar to Deezer HiFi audio.

Tidal partners with MQA to take you to master quality audio. It loads better than the HiFi quality. This sets Tidal apart from Deezer and every other music streaming service.

When it comes to audio quality, Tidal is supreme. Deezer works very well on nearly every platform. It also is quite sleek on the web, Android, iOS, Windows phones, and Apple watches.

Deezer vs Spotify

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Deezer Originals include Live EPs which artists record in Deezer’s studios and are solely available on the platform. Spotify Singles is somewhat the same, but for Spotify.

Artists are able to publish an “About” page on their profile, and Spotify’s artist profiles allow artists to make their individual playlists available to fans.

Spotify is still an excellent service and has some advantages over Deezer. The main being the selection of podcasts. There are also a few added features such as Crossfade and Google Maps integration.

If these things are more important to you than the improved audio quality and all the other extras you get with Deezer, Spotify is probably the better choice for you.

However, we would recommend you go with Deezer. Just, bear in mind that the general difference between the two isn’t huge and you’ll be happy with either.

It’s also worth noting that both services offer a free 30-day trial for their premium service. So, if you’re still on the fence why not test them out first to see which one best meets your needs.

Our Final Thoughts

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So, there you have it! Here’s everything you need to know about this new platform.

Since it’s one of the newer ones, it’s probably going to evolve over time with more new and exciting features. So, make sure you keep updated with all the latest.

With Backstage you will have a better understanding of your audience as you will gain access to statistics on your streams. As well as the number of people who listen to your music and about the playlists your tracks feature in. These statistics can help you to gain an understanding of which playlists get the top streams and which song is doing well.

We hope you’ll enjoy Deezer as it is an incredibly handy tool very similar to the likes of Spotify for Artists and Apple Music for Artists. So, even though Deezer counts fewer users in comparison to these two it’s still available in 180 countries and has over 14 million users. It is definitely worth investing a bit of your time into using it!

Have you ever used Deezer? Let us know about your experiences in the comment section below! 

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