Songtradr agrees acquisition deal for B2B music firm 7digital
Music licensing firm Songtradr has long had an eye for an acquisition: Big Sync Music in 2019, CueSongs in 2020, Pretzel in 2021...
February 9, 2023
Music publishers talk innovation: ‘When there’s a will, there’s always a way’
We hear a lot about the new revenue streams that labels are hunting down in social, gaming, fitness and other areas
January 20, 2023
Utopia Music signs database deal with B2B firm 7digital
After a flurry of hires and acquisitions, another building block has fallen into place for Utopia Music's ambitious plans.
July 25, 2022
7digital bolsters its social business with Lomotif deal
B2B music firm 7digital's latest deal is with The two-year agreement will see Lomotif using 7digital's platform to stream licensed music and clips from major label licensors.
July 11, 2022
7digital signs up to use Super Hi-Fi’s audio technology
We spotted the potential of startup Super Hi-Fi back in 2019, and talked to the company about its plans to use AI to make streaming services sound more like traditional radio – with automated mixing, branding stings,...
July 16, 2021
7digital financials reveal Covid-19’s impact on its business
B2B digital music firm 7digital published its financial results for 2020 yesterday, with its revenues from ongoing operations falling by 20% to £6.5m (around $9m). However, the company narrowed its operating loss from...
July 1, 2021
Kuaishou has 305m daily users – and now licensed music too
Chinese social videos app Kuaishou is huge: it has more than 760 million monthly active users, and 305 million daily active users. Now it has licensed music for those people to use. The company has signed a two-year deal...
March 12, 2021
7digital says it’s on track for operational profitability
Earlier this month, B2B digital music firm 7digital announced that it was raising £6m ($7.7m) from selling shares, to support its business. Now the company has added a further £1m, this time from a new revolving credit...
September 29, 2020
Apex Rides hopes to take on Peloton, and it’s licensing music
Where there's a startup that's gone public in a big IPO, there'll be fledgling rivals hoping to follow the same path and compete with it. Such is the case with fitness firm Peloton. One of its latest rivals is called Apex...
September 9, 2020
B2B music firm 7digital raises £6m in new funding
It's not that long since B2B digital music company 7digital was having serious financial troubles, but it's been working hard to survive. By January 2020 the company said it had "stabilised itself", before borrowing £500k...
September 7, 2020
eMusic gets into livestreaming with eMusicLive launch
The last time we checked in on eMusic, it had just launched its eMU token as part of a blockchain drive, while its boss had joined the board of B2B firm 7digital. A few months on, the two companies are hopping aboard the...
August 27, 2020
Jazzed streaming jazz service plans expansion and HD tier
We wrote about the launch of jazz-focused streaming service Jazzed in the UK earlier this year, with its blend of an ad-supported free tier and a premium subscription. Now the service is set for expansion on two fronts....
August 26, 2020