Future plc announces a world exclusive partnership between Metal Hammer and Deezer
Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the global platform for specialist media, today announces an exciting partnership between Metal Hammer, the world’s biggest heavy metal music brand and global streaming service Deezer for exclusive audio content from the biggest names in metal. This exclusive content partnership will deliver unique interviews, curated playlists, special edition podcasts and much more.
The world’s biggest metal brand will be teaming up with Deezer to produce a series of up-close-and-personal interviews with some of the biggest names in metal, plus exclusive podcasts and curated playlists.
The ‘New Noise’ weekly playlist will keep fans updated with the latest metal releases, while those wanting to explore tracks from across the globe can enjoy a monthly playlist of metal music from one selected country, beginning with Indonesia.
This year Metal Hammer is celebrating 50 years of Metal. Today’s partnership launch with Deezer will feature an exclusive series of playlists from the very best of heavy music across all five decades, plus a world-exclusive interview with metal eccentric, Devin Townsend.
“Deezer is one of the leading streaming platforms in the world today, but what excites us most about working with them is that Deezer has a strong and loyal metal fanbase,” says Metal Hammer Editor, Merlin Alderslade. “This is a partnership that will result in numerous opportunities and special content made by metal fans, for metal fans…We’re going to be rolling out some great stuff in the coming months.”
Deezer’s Global Rock & Metal Music Editor, Martin Guerber, adds “We can’t wait to give metal fans the chance to get even closer with their favourite artists. Our partnership makes it so easy to find all the hottest tracks and behind-the-scenes stories of the metal world. I personally loved Devin’s Townsend revealing interview about ‘Empath’, his most ambitious album to date…so make sure you don’t miss out!”
Metal Hammer is part of the UK’s fastest-growing music website, Louder, and has the largest social media following of any UK music media brand, including over 2 million followers on Facebook.
Deezer provides 53 million tracks to over 180 countries, offering instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalogues on any device.
Head to www.deezer.com/channels/metal now to stream Metal Hammer on Deezer now.
About Metal Hammer
Metal Hammer is the world’s biggest heavy music brand and has been at the forefront of alternative culture for over three decades. In 2016 it celebrated its 30th anniversary and continues to launch innovative new platforms and campaigns designed to give users the very best access to the biggest and best artists.
Deezer connects 14 million monthly active users around the world to 53 million tracks. Deezer is available in over 180 countries worldwide and offers instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalogue on any device. Deezer is the only music streaming service with Flow, the unique mix of all your old favourites and new recommendations in one ever-changing stream. Based on an intuitive, proprietary algorithm and created by people who love music, it’s the only place to hear all your music back-to-back with fresh discoveries tailored to you. Deezer is available on your favourite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.
Deezer has been bringing the music since 2007 and is a privately held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in São Paulo, London, Berlin, Miami, Dubai and around the world. Deezer is available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com.
Future is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams.
The Media division is high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands including TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom’s Guide, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com and Tom’s Hardware.
The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with over 80 publications and over 520 bookazines published per year, totalling global circulation of 1.3 million. The Magazine portfolio spans technology, games and entertainment, music, creative and photography, hobbies, home interest and B2B. Its titles include Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, Total Film, What Hi-Fi? and Music Week.