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
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