Back in November Digital Music News reported on Deezer’s upcoming U.S. launch. Sources suggested the service would launch in early 2014. There’s no official word yet, but it looks like Deezer is starting to get the ball rolling.
Tyler Goldman has been named Deezer’s U.S. CEO. Goldman was previously CEO of the now defunct Movielink, an on-demand service and electronic store for movies.
Goldman’s offices will be in San Francisco, where Beats Music also has offices.
It also seems possible that Deezer won’t stick to the $10 a month model that has become the norm. The company’s CEO Axel Dauchez told Billboard that $10 a month is too high a price:
“I’m interested in creating different ways of raising the entry levels…. Maybe by €1, € 5, €10 [subscription price points]. Not only having a €10 subscription. The initial step is too big.”