7digital has appointed Paul Langworthy as vice president of Operations.
Langworthy joins from digital TV service YouView, having also worked at Universal Music, and will focus on developing 7digitals operations capability to support global expansion.
BlackBerry has been hit hard by Apple and Android in the enterprise smartphone market, and now it’s making some moves to make sure that it doesn’t face the same fate in the automotive segment. QNX, BlackBerry’s operating system subsidiary that makes the new BB10 operating system, today announced that it would be adding music streaming service 7digital into its in-car entertainment and information system, QNX CAR.
Take a close look at the Samsung Galaxy S4′s application and you’ll see that the building blocks to pull away from Google’s vision of Android are everywhere in the software. Music is one area where Samsung can switch off the ‘Play’ store (at least when the handset comes out of the box), as their MusicHub is powered by the UK-based 7Digital.
The following excerpts are from 2 days of interviews conducted by Helsinki based streaming company LiveMusicStage at SXSW 2013.
7Digital will be pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S4 this year as the driver behind its Music Hub. The partnerships means that over 100 million smartphone devices will ship with 7digital-powered music apps installed during 2013 including the Galaxy S4, BlackBerry Z10 as well as HTC and Windows Phone handsets.
People are choosing alternatives to Apple apps because they’re using (or may use in the future) devices from other companies, and want the stuff they buy to be available on those too. Buying MP3s from 7digital reduces the pain of porting your music collection to non-Apple devices.
Digital music service 7digital has expanded its international availability and is now available in South Africa, Asia and South America.
The company’s global portfolio now includes licensing agreements with labels in India, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and South Africa and it is licensed in 42 countries in total across the globe.
The number of paid downloads for music by the Grammy Awards’ winners and performers unsurprisingly escalated following Sunday night’s ceremony.
But which artists and songs experienced the biggest increases? Digital sales of ‘I Will Wait’ from Mumford and Sons, the folk rock band that won Album of the Year, increased 518 per cent…according to data from 7digital.
Digital sales of “I Will Wait” from Mumford & Sons, the folk rock band that won Album of the Year, increased 518 percent. The band also performed with Elton John on Grammy night.
Meanwhile, Dierks Bentley, Elton John, Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran and The Lumineers were among the performers whose music saw big gains, according to data from 7digital.
Mumford & Sons’s Babel earned a Grammy for Album of the Year on Sunday night, trumping offerings by Frank Ocean, the Black Keys, Jack White and Fun. Unsurprisingly, the folk rockers also saw a spike in sales–their song “I Will Wait” clocked a 394% increase.
The numbers, measured by digital media outfit 7digital, reflected the change in the rate of downloads in the 24 hours surrounding the Grammys as compared with the average of each of the seven previous days.
Forget the Baltimore Ravens—the winner of this year’s Super Bowl was Beyoncé. Big Sound says she added 114,000 Twitter followers this week, a 79% bump. And according to 7digital, the bulk of Beyoncé’s songs sold three times more than on an average day; sales of the songs she actually performed jumped by a factor of 13.
BlackBerry also says it will have a robust catalog of movies and TV shows (through Rovi) and more than 22 million songs from major and independent labels (and supplied through 7digital).
As previously announced, 7digital is the official music download provider for the new smartphones. Users will be able to browse, preview and purchase digital music from BlackBerry App World, with over 22 million tracks from the 7digital catalogue.
RIM said it has partnered with ROVI and 7digital for music and video content. It added that it hasn’t disclosed exact numbers of songs, movies, and shows but described it as “a competitive offering that is growing daily by 50+ titles”.
You have only to walk around MIDEM to realise the dynamism of the music sector and its importance for Europe. Importance in the daily lives of Europeans, who spend an average of 2 hours per day listening to music. This represents 30 to 40 tracks per day.
Economic importance, since recorded music represents a market of 6 billion euros and many jobs in Europe. And many pioneering online services, such as Spotify, Deezer, Last.FM or 7digital, are European.
Digital music firm 7digital’s CEO Ben Drury has told CMU that he expects the company to see “significant growth” in 2013, despite one of its shareholders, HMV, going into administration overnight. This, he says, will have “no material impact” on the business.
Owners of Sonos wireless HiFi systems now have more music than ever at their disposal, after the high-end audio manufacturer entered into a global partnership with popular cloud-based content platform 7digital.
Open digital music platform 7digital has launched its Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Store. The new version updates 7digital’s existing Windows Phone 7 app providing users with the platform’s 22 million strong catalogue.
Digital music platform 7digital saw its mobile reach increase by 277 per cent during 2012, with mobile accounting for 67 per cent of its music sales. That’s up from 50 per cent at the end of last year.
London-based digital music provider 7Digital has announced yet another tech company alliance, this time with Acer which will preinstall the 7digital app on all its Windows 8 devices, including laptops, desktops and tablets.
London-based music platform 7digital has announced that its MP3 download app will come be pre-installed on Acer devices shipping with Windows 8, covering laptops, desktops and tablets.
7digital, l’éminente plate-forme ouverte de musique numérique, a annoncé aujourd’hui l’intégration de sa célèbre application de musique Android à l’autoradio multimédia avancé pour smartphone AppRadio™ SPH-DA100 de Pioneer.
Me2Umusic announced today that it is releasing a new online music store and mobile app [built using 7digital's API]. The app uses the latest online media technologies to offer users the opportunity to quickly and easily gift a song, playlist or album to their friends and family.
London-based digital music company 7Digital has announced the appointment of Raoul Chatterjee, previously with Warner Music and before that now defunct direct-to-consumer e-commerce business Trinity Street Direct, to the newly created job of SVP of Music. He will be charged with the task of “driving relationships” with labels, publishers, managers and artists.
Digital music and content technology platform, 7digital just appointed Raoul Chatterjee as its new Senior Vice President of Music. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Chatterjee is expected to expand and maintain relationships with record companies, publishers, managers, and artists.
7digital has today announced the appointment of Raoul Chatterjee as senior vice president of music.
In the newly created role, Chatterjee will assume responsibility for driving relationships with record companies, publishers, managers and artists.
7digital, the leading open digital music platform, today announced the company has been listed in Deloitte’s Fast 50 rankings as a result of significant growth over 2012.
The Deloitte’s Fast 50 recognises the fastest growing UK technology companies. 7digital’s growth has been driven by partnerships with consumer electronics manufacturers, including Toshiba, Samsung, RIM and HTC, and the company’s technology is preinstalled on over 60 million smartphones, tablets, connected audio devices and smart TVs.
UK-based digital music service 7digital is relishing the opportunity to plunge $10m (£6.2m) worth of new investment into further growth, but says that more needs to be done as an industry to promote and add value to the digital format generally.
“It’s a fantastic vote of confidence,” said 7digital CEO Ben Drury of the cash injection. “Obviously HMV remains an important, strategic shareholder, but we thought it was time to bring on board the right strategic investors to drive the business forward. We’re doing a lot of business in the UK but we’re increasingly doing business outside of the UK as well.
A lot of our business these days revolves around working with technology partners, so it was important to bring some investment from strategic technology investors on board, and ones that shared our view of openness and agnosticism.”
Digital music company 7digitalhas announced that they will host HMV ‘s newly overhauled digital music store, which can now be found at www.hmvdigital.com.
The move comes just two years after HMV Digital’s last relaunch, and taking it to 7digital’s website, which has also recently gone through a redesign, will hopefully increase brand exposure. Users will be glad to know that all previously purchased music will continue to be stored for users, who will be able to download it from a personal cloud locker on 7digital’s website.
RIM has selected 7digital as its official music partner for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and the music section of BlackBerry App World will feature new releases, regional selections, and over 22 million tracks from the 7digital catalogue. The news comes on the back of the announcement of expansion plans by 7digital, which has secured $10 million in investment from strategic tech investors. The company says it is moving beyond downloads with the introduction of new digital music products and services to the 7digital API, including scan and match technology and streaming functionality.
Digital music platform 7digital has expanded its existing partnership with HMV Group and will host its new digital music store.
7digital will host the service from today (October 23) which can be accessed through www.hmvdigital.com or by clicking the relevant tab within the hmv.com online store, which will now redirect to the new co-branded 7digital/HMV web store at 7digital.com/hmv.
Research in Motion has partnered with 7digital to become the official music downloads service to the BlackBerry 10.