10+ years of R&D

For more than 10 years, the Research and Data Science departments at Deezer have built a solid foundation for innovative product development, with cutting-edge tech and intuitive user experiences.

Partnering with prestigious institutions such as Cornell, Polytechnique, INA and the CNRS, we are solving complex problems regarding audio cataloging, human-music interactions, audio description and recommendation features.

Our teams have published more than 40 official papers at the fore-front of music tech, and have shared their latest findings at a wide range of scientific conferences across the world. With topics ranging from audio signal processingnatural language understanding and recommendation systems, Deezer’s experts have provided valuable insights for the music industry as well as the wider media & entertainment tech ecosystem.

Our strategy and history

From a French tech start-up created in 2007, Deezer has become one of the earliest French unicorns and the second largest independent music streaming platform globally¹. Deezer is the home of music for fans and artists alike, and has developed a scalable and differentiated global platform, supported by its state-of-the-art product, and successful hybrid B2B/B2C business model. With its leading technological and research capabilities, unique partnership DNA, and longstanding relationships within the music ecosystem, Deezer is ideally positioned to play a key role in the continued development of the booming music streaming market.

Deezer’s growth strategy is based on four strategic pillars:

Focus on large markets

Partnership-led growth


Operational Excellence

Key highlights


HiFi music tracks available


total subscribers³


independent music platform globally¹


million revenue in 2021⁴

Leading B2B partnerships with Orange, TIM Brazil and RTL

Wide variety of potential partners for B2B deals

including video streaming providers, cable television, telecommunication companies, smart device manufacturers and other companies


employees worldwide

¹ Based on the latest number of subscribers published by MIDiA (as of June 30, 2021); excludes non-independent players part of larger conglomerates (Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tencent Music and NetEase Music)

² Source: MIDiA; retail revenue of subscription and audio ad-supported streaming

³ As of December 31, 2021

⁴ IFRS Consolidated Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2021