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
Could the MQA format win Neil Young back to streaming music?
As soon as Neil Young announced he was planning to withdraw his back catalogue from streaming music services on audio-quality grounds, our thoughts turned to some of the companies who are already trying to boost that audio...
July 16, 2015
urRadio taps 7digital for new social music service
New internet radio startup urRadio is certainly ambitious. Check its pitch: “not just another music app, but the Future of radio”. Capital-F Future. What is it? The iOS and Android app is tapping 7digital for the actual...
March 30, 2015
Tesco tipped to sell Blinkbox Music to Guvera
Tesco has just sold its Blinkbox Movies service to British ISP TalkTalk, but it seems its Blinkbox Music service may also be finding a friendly buyer: Australian digital music firm Guvera. The Financial Times reported yesterday...
January 20, 2015
Bose planning to launch streaming music service
Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are mustard-keen to sign partnership deals with hi-fi makers, but the latter companies may have their own streaming ambitions too. Latest in that group is Bose, which is interesting...
December 24, 2014
Technics launches high-def downloads store with 7digital
Audio hardware brand Technics is getting into the digital music space with the launch of Technics Tracks, a FLAC-quality music downloads store due to go live in the UK and Germany in January. The company is working with 7digital...
November 22, 2014
Streaming service Guvera goes live in India
We’ve written a lot about Indian streaming services like Saavn, Gaana and Dhingana over the last couple of years, but rivals from other parts of the world are eyeing the market too. Rdio, for example, which snapped up Dhingana...
November 12, 2014
Will.I.Am set to unveil his music-playing smartwatch
Will.I.Am’s last venture into hardware was an easily-forgettable iPhone camera accessory, but now he’s coming back with something more interesting: a smartwatch. It’ll be unveiled on Thursday in San Francisco –...
October 15, 2014
New ERA chairman ‘uncomfortable being stereotyped as the digital guy’
The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association has appointed a new chairman: Raoul Chatterjee, SVP of music at 7digital. The former Warner Music exec is the first person to hold the role with a digital background, although...
September 20, 2014
7digital signs up as a Music Ally Digital Music Awards sponsor
We are delighted to announce that 7digital will be the sponsor of the Best Music App category for our Music Ally Digital Music Awards, which are taking place in October. The company joins MusicQubed, MixRadio, Gracenote,...
August 22, 2014
UBC Media confirms it’s paying £16.5m for 7digital in reverse-takeover
UBC Media’s merger with digital music company 7digital has been rumbling along for months, but yesterday the radio firm confirmed its final plans. UBC will pay £16.5m for 7digital in a reverse takeover, with the new...
July 30, 2014