Consumer choice has been revolutionised, as new models for consuming and accessing music are flourishing. Streaming services are gaining in popularity, music downloads are stronger than ever, and new models continue to emerge. With 7digital you have the option to offer whichever service fits your needs.
A la carte MP3 sales continue to grow globally and there are no subscription barriers; MP3s create stickiness in your products and serve as a great promotion and communication tool with your customers. With MP3 in-app purchasing you can bring 7digital’s licensed music into your application, so that your customers can preview, purchase and download music without ever leaving your app. The API allows you to integrate 7digital’s entire catalogue, cloud-based locker and purchase experience into your app or website under a white label or a 7digital co-brand. Conversions are much higher than traditional affiliate programs.
In terms of licensing, licensing under a white label is a premium service and offers you the greatest degree of flexibility including managing the transaction, close brand association, and 100% customer ownership.
Licensing under the 7digital brand is a great way of being a part of a fast-growing global network of companies with 7digital MP3s enabled. This fully licensed catalog with our tested APIs brings you broad global reach for music at a modest investment level.
The use of cloud-based music is on the rise, and can be a powerful user experience and subscription offering. Our platform supports full interactive on demand streaming where the user has access to our entire catalog in the cloud, and we hold both label and publishing licenses. These rights are generally quite expensive, the infrastructure is highly complex, and the business model requires large-scale adoption in order to succeed.
The relaxed listening experience from radio continues to be an important music discovery tool and is highly engaging with listeners. You can use our licensed catalog to create a radio stream that complies with the limited-interactivity rules of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). We encourage you to add MP3 purchasing so your users can both discover great new music as well as build a music collection.
A live, functioning prototype is a very effective step in developing your streaming or MP3 product vision, as well as making effective partner and investor pitches before you jump onboard with a long-term contract. The Prototype Package is a 3-6 month contract giving you full access to our MP3 or streaming catalog and API while you build, evaluate the feasibility of your music initiative, and decide whether to commercially launch or terminate API access with no obligation.
eReaders continue to be on the rise and ebooks provide new sales and promotional opportunities. 7digital’s ebook platform was built from the ground up and supports many major brands of e-Readers, including Samsung, Sony, Elonex, iriver, and CyBook. It has support for multiple formats including ePub and PDF, DRM/ DRM-free and DRM with Adobe Content Server 4. It uses a Queue-based mentality to improve scalability and availability, and is based on the industry standard Adobe Content Server, delivering digitally protected PDF and reflowable EPUB content. It also allows integration of physical book purchase and delivery with ebook purchase and download. Please ask about market availability.
Music is an unparalleled tool for creating interest around your product, brand or event. We support music track or album PIN or voucher code giveaways on a custom branded destination or on the 7digital.com website. This can range from small to very significant in scale.
Whether you are a new artist wanting to connect directly to your fan base through your own online store, a record label driving digital music sales, or a consumer brand (or advertising agency) looking to acquire new customers or build loyalty with existing ones, 7digital can support you in achieving your goals.
Market sectors we work with include consumer electronics, mobile operators, record labels and artists, brands and agencies and retailers.