French e-tailer Cdiscount launches Cstream service
We knew this was coming as B2B firm 7digital flagged it in its recent trading update, but French online retailer Cdiscount has now launched a music-streaming service. Well, more than music: Cstream combines music, videos...
October 5, 2016
‘Does Snapchat need music? Does WhatsApp need music?’
Is music-streaming boiling down, globally, to the big-tech big guns (Apple, Google, Amazon and maybe Facebook) plus one or two independent services if they can survive? 7digital CEO Simon Cole thinks his company’s recent...
September 26, 2016
7digital boss talks labels, streaming and new-found profitability
Earlier this week, B2B digital music firm 7digital published its latest trading update, revealing revenues of £5.2m in the first half of 2016, and a net loss of £3.2m. The company also said it expects to be profitable...
September 23, 2016
7digital writes off remaining Guvera debt
B2B digital-music firm 7digital has written off the remaining debt owed to the company by former client Guvera. “After careful consideration and extensive negotiation with Guvera, we believe that receipt of further payments...
September 19, 2016
Playster strikes 7digital deal for ‘all-in-one’ streaming
For the most part, streaming services are sector-specific. Spotify, Apple Music and the rest in music, Netflix and its rivals in video, and various experiments around cloud-based and/or subscription gaming and e-reading. We’ve...
August 31, 2016
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