UK streaming music service we7 has shifted its focus, launching a Pandora-esque Internet Radio Plus feature.Yes, that means personalised radio, rather than its current model of on-demand streaming of songs […]
UK streaming music service we7 has filed its 2009 financial results with Companies House, providing an insight into the performance of its ad-supported business model last year.The topline figures: we7 […]
we7 launches Autoradio feature
UK streaming music service we7 has added a new feature called Autoradio, which plays users’ favourite tracks while they’re searching for new tunes. It’s an opt-in thing that kicks in […]
Prince – ‘The internet’s completely over’
Why is Prince going with newspaper covermounts as the main distribution channel for his music? It’s become (marginally) clearer from an interview with the Daily Mirror, which will be giving […]
Music Ally Report : Google’s cloudy music ambition
– Google’s cloudy music ambition
– The streams, they are a-changin’
– The banners take all?
– Market Profile: India
– Podcast, Broadcast, Streaming
Pendulum get streaming sampler for new album launch
WMG act Pendulum’s new album Immersion came out yesterday, but you won’t find the full thing available to stream on services like Spotify and we7. Both services have a five-track sampler instead, with the same five full songs from the album.
Music Ally Report : Aigo Music – under the radar
– Aigo Music: under the legal radar
– Trendwatch: take your tablet
– Teenage nicks: are teens filesharing demons?
– Country profile: Italy
– Comment: Steve Purdham, We7
Now we7 gets a bit more social
Just days after Spotify’s big announcement about its integration with Facebook, rival UK streaming service we7 has announced its own new sharing features…
we7 says its ads ARE paying for its on-demand streams
UK music service we7 says that it’s just had its first month where its advertising revenues were enough to cover its on-demand streaming costs. The company says that one million plays of a song on its service generates payments to rightsholders of between£2,000 and £4,000.
we7 launches its new technology platform
UK streaming music service we7 has launched its new technology platform, which will link streams to artist news, merchandise, ticketing and song lyrics. The company will work with partners for all this – for example, GigJunkie has signed on as a ticketing partner.
we7 announces display advertising deal with Yahoo
Much of the talk around streaming music recently has been about the label-driven push for startups to focus more on their premium subscription offerings, rather than free ad-supported music.
we7 premium service goes live next week
we7 will launch its Premium Plus music subscription service on 1st March, after Apple approved its iPhone app. The company will charge £9.99 a month for the service – matching Spotify – which will give unlimited streaming on PC and iPhone, with an offline mode for the iPhone app allowing playlists to be stored on the device.