Behind The Campaign – LISSIE – Sandbox 158
After two albums on Columbia, US singer Lissie moved to independent label Cooking Vinyl in 2015. My Wild West is her first album under this new deal and was released on 12th February. MARCUS KNIGHT, product & marketing manager...
August 18, 2016
PonoMusic switching to 7digital as Omnifone rumours swirl
The recent slide into administration of B2B digital music firm Omnifone is giving some of its former clients a headache. PonoMusic, for example, is having to suspend its downloads store while it transfers over from Omnifone’s...
July 21, 2016
Startup profile: MelodyVR explores virtual reality and music
British firm MelodyVR has emerged from stealth mode with plans to become ‘the iTunes of VR’. That means a catalogue of live performances shot in 360 degrees, which will be accessed through its apps for Samsung’s Gear...
July 5, 2016
Music video app Musical.ly strikes deal with 7digital
“Instant music video” app Musical.ly (no, not us, still) is similar to Dubsmash, in that it lets people make and share lip-syncing videos on their social networks. But what about licensing for that music? The answer...
May 6, 2016
Will.I.Am’s new smartwatch will come with music
It’s fair to say that critical reactions to Will.I.Am’s first smartwatch Puls weren’t hugely positive. The musician hasn’t been put off developing another though: his new model is called “The Dial”, and will...
February 22, 2016
7digital to power relaunch of eMusic
Fresh from being acquired by a company called TriPlay, veteran music-downloads service eMusic has announced a deal with 7digital to provide the music catalogue – as well as rightsholder reporting – for its relaunch. The...
January 25, 2016
7digital makes its first MQA music available
7digital is one of the first companies on board the bandwagon for the new MQA audio format, and this week it’s releasing its first content in the high-resolution format. The company is starting with the catalogue of...
January 8, 2016
7digital to buy French B2B firm Snowite
7digital is expanding with the acquisition of French rival Snowite, which provides a similar mix of B2B digital-music services for clients including French retailers Fnac and E.Leclerc, as well as UMG’s parent company Vivendi....
January 6, 2016
7digital confirms platform role for Electric Jukebox
We reported on the announcement of streaming service Electric Jukebox yesterday, with its £179 TV stick and celebrity curators. What wasn’t announced at the launch was its technical partners. With the service founded...
October 16, 2015
7digital boss sees mainstream music fans as ‘third wave’ for digital
"The digital music industry has convinced itself that the tiny proportion of people who currently listen to music on streaming services are the people who will shape the future of it. No industry works like that! No industry...
October 16, 2015
7digital narrows losses as turnover rises slightly
Digital music and radio firm 7digital has published its interim financial results for the first half of 2015, revealing that its revenues rose 2% to £5.2m, while its losses narrowed by 33% to £1.8m. The company highlighted...
September 28, 2015
7digital sets sights on Africa with 40-country licensing deal
7digital has signified its latest arena for global expansion: Africa. The company has signed a deal with African collecting society CAPASSO that covers 40 countries on the continent, including licences for downloads and streaming....
July 22, 2015