London, UK, 7 December, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced its mobile service will be available in 2012 on Microsoft’s new range of Windows Phone devices.
The 7digital Windows Phone app is a download store that gives users access to 7digital’s 17 million strong catalogue of high quality MP3 tracks. Users can browse, preview, purchase and download music to their Windows Phone, anytime, anywhere.
‘All-in-one’ app features include:
“We’re continuing to see demand from customers for access to their music on all their devices, regardless of the manufacturer or operating system. With the launch of our Windows Phone app, we’re continuing to work towards the realisation of our vision to provide anytime anywhere access to music for our customers.
“7digital customers now have access to their high-quality music on a whole new range of mobile devices. As well as Windows Phone devices, 7digital is also available natively on the Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, BlackBerry devices, and can be downloaded as an app for all Android devices,” comments Ben Drury, 7digital CEO.
“7digital is ‘platform agnostic’ and by working closely with Microsoft on its Windows devices we are closer to our goal of being able to give our customers access to their entire music collection on all of their devices, any time they want to access it.”
The application is available to Windows mobile users in 35 territories including UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Track currency and pricing is localised for users in each region.
Further information on 7digital’s mobile applications is available at 7digital.com/mobile.
The 7digital Windows app uses the Windows Metro UI and is compatible with Windows 7.5 ‘Mango’ OS and above.
London, UK, December 6, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced the company will be expanding its North American operation and opening US offices beginning January 2012 in response to its growing business.
Leading the stateside effort will be newly appointed President of 7digital North America, Vickie Nauman, who has been serving as Vice President since Q4 2009 when the company acquired its US and Canadian music rights. Nauman will oversee business development, strategy, partnerships, label relations, and marketing. As a partner-friendly company, 7digital seeks to expand its growing base of clients and strategic partners that currently includes T-Mobile USA, HP, RIM, Samsung, Songbird, AOL’s Winamp, and Fantrail. Through the use of 7digital’s platform, hundreds of worldwide clients have built music initiatives on 7digital’s API platform (Application Programming Interface), designed to simplify the integration of music into third party efforts.
“The last two years have been full of constant change in the digital landscape, and we’ve been steadily building our profile and partnerships in the US and Canada,” comments Ben Drury 7digital CEO and co-founder, “Vickie has led these efforts and will now lead an expanded presence with new staff and office. We look forward to being able to provide enhanced services to our customers and partners in 2012.”
Commenting on the North American business, Nauman says, “The US market has its own dynamics and needs, and as the digital music market evolves, it’s getting more difficult to find neutral, strategic partners, which is precisely the role we fulfill. We have now established a significant number of North American-based clients as well as a growing business selling 320K MP3s on 7digital.com. Everyone wants a best-in-class experience, a complete music catalog, and a mix of music ownership and cloud-based services, and we are uniquely positioned to deliver this globally.”
Nauman joined 7digital from Sonos, where she established global partnerships between wireless digital music system for the home with music companies Last.fm, Spotify, SiriusXM, RadioTime, Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, and Deezer. Prior to Sonos, Nauman managed an international and media-focused consultancy CrossBorderWorks, created the online services for boutique Seattle radio station KEXP, served on the product team of MusicNet at RealNetworks, and earned a 2006 MBA through the London School of Economics, New York University, and HEC-Paris, in the collaborative executive program TRIUM.
All technology and platform operations will remain in the company’s London headquarters and a small team will manage all partnerships and business in the North American market. Nauman will remain based in Los Angeles, and the team will likely have presence on both the west and east coast as well as maintain its dedicated North American team in London.
November 21, 2011 - 7digital, the leading digital media company, is powering MP3 downloads and access to a full catalog of major label and independent music in T-Mobile’s digital storefront, the T-Mobile Mall, accessible on phones at store.t-mobile.com.
November 21, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, is powering MP3 downloads and access to a full catalog of major label and independent music in T-Mobile’s digital storefront, the T-Mobile Mall, accessible on phones at store.t-mobile.com.
T-Mobile Mall MP3s, as powered by 7digital, includes the following features:
· Millions of songs available from all four major labels (Sony, Universal, Warner, and EMI) and dozens of independent labels
· Browse top albums and tracks, new releases and various genres
· High-quality MP3s
· Download high audio quality, DRM-free tracks and albums directly to device with an option to buy now and download later to the device or to another computer
T-Mobile is a significant new partner for 7digital’s global business and we are very pleased to make available a full catalog of songs from all four major labels and leading independent labels to millions of T-Mobile customers,” comments Vickie Nauman, Vice President North America for 7digital. Through the use of 7digital’s platform, T-Mobile customers will have an optimized music experience in the browser and on devices. The full track music store was built using 7digital’s Application Programming Interface (API), designed to simplify the integration of music download sales into third party efforts.
Music discovery is increasingly important for our customers, especially with the phenomenal growth of smartphones, and the T-Mobile Mall gives our customers a simple way to make music purchases so songs can be enjoyed directly on their phone or other connected devices,” said Torrie Dorrell, Vice President of Applications, Content and Games at T-Mobile USA.
The 7digital platform consists of a suite of global music rights and technology features, which are made available to partners through 7digital’s API. The API provides third parties with a simpler way to leverage fully licensed music to create a customized, best-in-class front-end experience.
London, UK, 3 November, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced the release of the 7digital Android tablet application on Android Market Android Market, GetJar and Amazon Appstore for Android following the success of the company’s application for Android smartphones.
London, UK, 3rd November 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced the release of the 7digital Android tablet application on Android Market Android Market, GetJar and Amazon Appstore for Android following the success of the company’s application for Android smartphones.
The user experience of the new app has been designed from the ground up for tablets running the Android operating system.
The new application allows Android tablet users to access 7digital’s 16 million strong catalogue of high quality MP3 tracks and albums. With the application, users can browse, preview, purchase and download music anytime, anywhere direct to their Android tablet, such as Acer or Samsung devices.
The application features:
• Wireless syncing: purchased music will be automatically available on other devices running 7digital applications and with a user’s personal cloud locker on 7digital.com
• Browsing and Preview: users can preview a track or listen to previously purchased music while continuing to browse other tracks and albums within the app at the same time
• Grid display: the grid format display features large album artwork, taking advantage new Honeycomb OS features. The grid is designed to create a rich interactive experience that makes it easier to browse and discover new music
• Featured music and recommendations: hand-picked music selections from the 7digital team.
Ben Drury, CEO 7digital comments, “This is a major addition to our mobile device offering, bringing high quality digital music to Android tablet owners. The Android 3.0 OS has allowed us to create a highly interactive, visually rich application for tablet users.
“We’re aiming to provide our customers with the choice to access their music however, whenever and through whatever platform they choose. As well as previewing and purchasing tracks through the app, customers will be able to sync their music across multiple devices, including Android and BlackBerry smartphones and with their own personal 7digital Locker storage space on 7digital.com.”
The 7digital Android Tablet application is available worldwide and will be fully localised for the European and North American markets, with track and album pricing tailored to users in each region.
The 7digital Android application is free to download directly from the Android Market, Amazon App Store and Get Jar. Further information on 7digital’s mobile applications is available at 7digital.com/mobile. The 7digital Android Tablet application is compatible with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and above.
London, UK, 11 October, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced the company is expanding to the Asia-Pacific region, with stores opening in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Consumers in these countries will be able to purchase high quality MP3 music from 7digital¡¦s extensive catalogue. The new 7digital stores and mobile apps for the Android and BlackBerry platforms will launch progressively in the next few months, with all live by the end of the year.
The expansion follows a successful year for 7digital, which has seen large increase in the amount of devices from companies such as Samsung, RIM, Toshiba, Acer that utilise 7digital¡¦s API technology. There are an estimated four million devices that have shipped with 7digital pre-installed, and that number is predicted to grow to more than 20 million devices next year.
The expansion to these new territories means 7digital now operates local stores in 37 countries across the globe.
Ben Drury, CEO at 7digital, comments ¡§We¡¦re really excited to expand on our success in Europe and North America and to take our marketleading products and technology to the Asia-Pacific region.
“There is a voracious appetite for connected devices in Asia-Pacific, with a growing number of consumers demanding high quality digital content. Our platform will also be available in this region to further expand 7digital applications and services on offer, and to provide consumers with high quality MP3 music on the platform of their choice.”
July 21, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, is offering HP webOS users an integrated music experience on the new HP TouchPad, where users can discover, buy and listen to music. 7digital’s full track download application is now available in the webOS App Catalog on HP TouchPad. This application is a Tier One featured app built specifically for the webOS platform.
7digital MP3 Music lets HP TouchPad users browse current charts, preview the latest tracks and discover, purchase and download highquality, DRM-free MP3 music from a catalog of over 14 million songs directly to the device.
“HP is a worldwide leader in consumer electronics and we are very pleased to deliver the 7digital global music experience to their sleekdesigned and highly functional tablet device,” comments Ben Drury, the CEO and co-founder of 7digital. “Through the use of 7digital’s platform, HP TouchPad users will have an optimized music experience at launch.”
“High-quality applications and music are essential to the HP TouchPad,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “7digital’s deep catalog of music and robust platform will help us bring a great music experience to our customers.”
The 7digital platform consists of a suite of global music rights and technology features, which are made available to partners through 7digital’s Application Programming Interface (API). The API provides 3rd parties such as HP with a simpler way to leverage fully licensed music to create a customized, best-in-class front-end experience.
The 7digital MP3 Music app for the TouchPad features:
7digital MP3 Music app for webOS is available in all countries where TouchPad is currently shipping, including the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany and France. Currency and pricing for track download purchases is localized for users in each region.
London, UK and Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and 7digital today announced that the 7digital Music Store will come pre-installed* on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™
The 7digital Music Store will give BlackBerry PlayBook users access to 7digital’s catalogue of over 13 million high quality (320kbps) MP3s. BlackBerry PlayBook users will be able to search for tracks, albums and artists and preview tracks before making a purchase. Users can also discover new music through 7digital’s recommendation technology. Prices for BlackBerry PlayBook users will match the prices on 7digital.com, with individual tracks and albums priced in a customer’s local currency.
Ben Drury, CEO 7digital comments, “We’re really excited to be working with RIM to bring the 7digital experience to the BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM has created an incredible tablet with premium multimedia features and together we are delivering a truly exceptional music experience for mobile users, offering content that is extremely easy to discover, purchase and use.
“We currently have the largest international footprint of any MP3 digital music seller and we look forward to expanding our business with RIM throughout the year.”
“The 7digital Music Store is a perfect complement to the high-performance BlackBerry PlayBook, providing users with fast searches and downloads, and a slick interface that makes it very easy to discover, purchase and enjoy music,” said Alistair Mitchell, Vice President, BBM Platform & Integrated Services. “We are thrilled to be working with 7digital to provide BlackBerry PlayBook users with access to an amazing catalog of 13 million tracks.”
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet running the 7digital Music Store application will be previewed this week at the South by South West conference in Austin, Texas.
London, UK, 4 May, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced a new version of its Android application, bringing 7digital’s download store to the Android platform.
7digital Music for Android allows users to access 7digital’s 14 million strong catalogue of high quality MP3 tracks and browse, preview, purchase and download music to their device, anytime, anywhere. The new version of the application acts as an all-in-one music player and download store, syncing new and previously purchased tracks from 7digital with a user’s Android device.
New features include:
“This major update to our Android application allows our customers to access and purchase high quality MP3 music, wherever they are, on their mobile or tablet device. 7digital is now available natively on the BlackBerry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets and now all Android devices can access the 7digital service” comments Ben Drury, 7digital CEO.
“With new cloud features, this update is a major step towards our vision of giving our customers access to their entire music collection on all of their devices.”
The application is available to Android users in 16 territories, UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Currency and pricing is localised for users in each region.
The 7digital Android application is free to download directly from the Android Market, GetJar and the Amazon Appstore. Further information on 7digital’s mobile applications is available at 7digital.com/mobile.
The 7digital Music for Android application is compatible with Android 2.1 and above.
London, UK, 8 April, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced the company has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of James Wheatley as VP of business development.
James will oversee the growth of revenues and partnerships for 7digital globally, including existing agreements with Samsung, RIM, Acer and Toshiba. The new role will focus on expanding 7digital’s business partnerships within the consumer electronics and connected device industries, as well as with brands and service providers.
James joins 7digital from eMusic, where he held the position of director of business development for Europe. During his tenure James grew the subscription business by creating successful partnerships with clients including Sandisk, Netgear, Roberts Radio and Maplin. Previously he was senior business development manager at Muze Europe.
Commenting on his new role, James said “7digital has a reputation of providing high quality services to a range of partners, from market leading consumer electronics manufacturers, such as Samsung and RIM, to international brands, labels, FMCG brands and retailers. I am thrilled to be joining 7digital at this pivotal moment to support the company’s ambitious growth plans, and expand upon the existing partnerships at the global level.”
Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, comments, “James has an in-depth knowledge of the digital music and media business, and will be valued addition to the 7digital team. We’ve seen significant expansion of our partnerships over the last year and are confident James will help us continue this expansion unabated.”
James will be based in 7digital’s head office in London, UK.
London, UK, 28 March, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced Radiohead’s latest album, The King of Limbs, is available exclusively for download in the high definition 24-bit FLAC audio format from 7digital.com.
The album will be available from 7digital stores across 32 territories in the high-quality FLAC (free lossless audio codec) 24-bit format. The release is the first time a new album from a major artist has been released in this high quality format, and is the first step in 7digital’s move towards higher quality digital music downloads.
This deluxe digital version will also include a 16-bit FLAC and AAC 320kbps version of the album. This allows easy sync and playback on music devices that do not support FLAC format, such as Apple’s iPod.
Ben Drury, CEO 7digital comments, “We support listener choice and strive to offer our customers the highest quality music downloads possible. That’s why we’re pioneering the move towards higher quality audio formats that offer higher quality music than the CD equivalents.
“The Radiohead album, produced by Nigel Godrich was recorded in 24-bit digital audio and it’s great listeners will now be able to download and hear the album in the quality it was recorded at.
“Films, television, and visual media have all moved towards higher quality HD formats, and the 24-bit FLAC format is essentially ‘FLAC HD’. The release of Radiohead’s album is the first new release from a major artist, and we’ll be extensively supporting FLAC and FLAC 24-bit going forward.”
The King of Limbs will be available in the high quality FLAC 24-bit format in 32 territories including the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and Austria.
London, UK, 23 February, 2011 – 7digital, a leading digital media company, will be exhibiting at MIDEM on stand R34.02 and celebrating the success of the 7digital API (application programming interface).
7digital has received over 600 million API requests from developers and branded services to date, and is currently serving over 2.5 million API requests daily. Millions of tracks have been sold through API powered stores, accounting for 90% of affiliate sales.
During MIDEM, 7digital will be showcasing digital music applications on a range of tablets and consumer electronic devices. 7digital currently powers music download applications and services on a range of tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and devices from Acer and Toshiba. During 2011, 7digital power MP3 download applications will be present on millions of Samsung devices shipped to consumers across Europe, the US and Canada.
The 7digital applications have been developed using the 7digital API, which is currently being used by developers and branded services across 32 territories worldwide. The API provides access to 7digital’s 12 million strong catalogue of MP3 music downloads, allowing developers and brands to build their own bespoke music download store.
Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, comments “With the influx of tablets and new devices launching, consumer electronics manufacturers are focused on populating devices with high quality content for customers. 7digital has become the default MP3 music application on tablet devices from Samsung, Acer and Toshiba, and we were the first to offer an MP3 music download application on RIM’s BlackBerry handsets. As a result, we currently have the largest global footprint of any digital music service.
“As more devices launch throughout 2011, we anticipate 7digital will become the default digital music provider on tablets and consumer electronics devices.”
Access to the 7digital API is available from the 7digital Developer website. The 7digital API will also be accessible during the MIDEM Hack Day, where 20 developers will be tasked with creating the most compelling new music apps in just 24 hours. More information can be found on the MIDEM Blog.
London, UK, 22 February, 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced major updates for its Android, BlackBerry and mobile web applications.
The 7digital Android version 1.5 application allows users to browse, download and listen to high quality MP3 music on their mobile, anywhere. Users can access tracks and albums previously purchased from 7digital and sync music wirelessly with an Android mobile device.
The latest version has been designed to better integrate a user’s music collection on their Android mobile. New features include:
The 7digital Android application is free to download directly device from the Android Market and requires Android 2.1 or higher.
The new mobile web store at http://m.7digital.com is HTML5 compatible and allows iOS and other mobile users to browse, preview, purchase and listen to full versions of tracks without the need for an application.
Tracks and albums previously purchased from 7digital can be accessed on the mobile site on any device via 7digital’s unique cloud-based technology, the 7digital Locker. For example, a user can purchase and download a track on their iPhone through the mobile web store and then download the same track to an Android powered tablet from the 7digital Locker.
The 7digital BlackBerry application has also been updated with additional device support for the BlackBerry Touch 9800 and BlackBerry 9780 devices. To date, the BlackBerry app has been downloaded 600,000 times and is available for free from the BlackBerry App World. The app was recently recognised in The App List, published by The Sunday Times.
7digital CEO, Ben Drury, comments “Our customers are increasingly demanding instant wireless access to the content that they own on all of their devices, be it a mobile or tablet. With the combination of apps and a new mobile store, we’re providing a great high quality music experience independent of device or operating system to meet these expectations.”
“As well as our own apps, we’re also working closely with key partners including Samsung, Toshiba, Philips, Ubuntu, AOL and Acer. Using the 7digital API, our partners have access to over 12 million high quality MP3 tracks, allowing them to create a seamless embedded experience across a range of devices and software.”
London, UK, 15 February, 2011: Mobile Acuity today announced a partnership with leading digital media delivery company, 7digital, to create an integrated Visual Music Discovery service.
Using the Visual Music Discovery service, developers, record labels and service providers can offer their users the ability to discover music featured on CD covers, posters, billboards and other visual advertising mediums, by capturing images with their mobile devices. For example, a user can take a photo of an outdoor poster or magazine advert and get instant access to information about the music or artist featured, before previewing, purchasing and downloading music to their mobile device.
The new service has been created using 7digital’s application programming interface (API), which has been combined with Mobile Acuity’s image recognition technology. The integration with the 7digital API allows access to over 12 million high quality MP3 tracks.
The Visual Music Discovery service will be made available to 7digital partners, including major and independent record labels and consumer electronics brands, as well as the wider development community. As the service is being made available in API form, developers can easily integrate it into existing marketing and advertising campaigns.
Mark Unsworth, 7digital’s Strategic Product Manager, comments: “The speed and accuracy of Mobile Acuity’s image recognition technology mixed with 7digital’s extensive 12 million track catalogue is a fantastic partnership. This functionality is a great addition to our leading API, allowing developers and service providers to further integrate innovative music exploration and purchasing into their applications. Being able to immediately see, hear and even purchase the music that you are reading about in a magazine or see on a fly poster is a really engaging proposition for music lovers.”
Chris Wade, Executive Chairman at Mobile Acuity commented: “The partnership announced today is the next logical step in music discovery. We are all familiar with recognising music by its sound and now it’s possible to recognise music visually. Mobile Acuity’s mobile image recognition technology enables search in the way that is very easy and natural for users. Coupled with the world’s leading mobile digital music provider we have an invaluable offering for developers to build a whole new generation music discovery products.”
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain and London, UK, 14th February 2011 – 7digital, the leading digital media company, today announced the company is acting as Samsung’s official music download partner for the new Galaxy S II smartphone.
7digital will be the embedded digital music store on the Galaxy S II, allowing users to access 7digital’s 12 million strong catalogue of high quality MP3 tracks. The native Android application will be pre-installed on all Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones shipping to 30 countries including UK, US and Canada.
With the Android application, users can search for tracks, albums and artists and preview tracks before purchasing. Users can also discover new music through 7digital’s recommendation technology. Tracks and albums will be priced in a customer’s local currency, with prices mirroring those on 7digital.com.
7digital has been incorporated into the Galaxy S II using the 7digital API (application programming interface), which allows consumer electronics companies and developers to build and integrate bespoke digital music download stores into a range of devices and services. The music download application on Samsung’s existing Galaxy Tab device is powered using the 7digital API.
Ben Drury, CEO 7digital comments, “The new Galaxy S II has been designed with entertainment at its core. The integration of 7digital makes discovering, previewing and purchasing high quality MP3 music simple and intuitive for users. In addition to providing access to the 7digital catalogue, users will also have access to our recommendation services, and can preview tracks before downloading direct to their mobile device.
“We currently have largest international footprint of any digital music MP3 retailer, with a presence in the UK, US, Canada and throughout Europe. This made us an ideal partner for Samsung, as we are able to serve their large global customer base and provide access to the largest MP3 catalogue in the world.”
Neuss, Germany, 5 January, 2011 – The Toshiba multimedia netbook mini NB550D and the mobile soundmachine mini NB520 offer direct and easy access to the Toshiba Music Place. The music download platform, powered by 7digital, provides a broad selection of more than 10 million MP3 music tracks. The new mini NB550D and the mini NB520 both featuring powerful harman/kardon® stereo speakers providing premium sound quality will be available in the first quarter 2011 throughout Europe.
“With our latest netbooks targeted at music enthusiasts and the easy accessible Toshiba Music Place we again pay tribute to the possibly most popular way of escapism: listening to music,” said Marco Perino, General Manager, Product Marketing EMEA Toshiba Computer Systems Division. “Toshiba now offers a wide selection of mobile computers featuring harman/kardon® speakers spanning the gaming machine Qosmio X500, the 3D capable Satellite A665 3D and the netbooks mini NB520 and mini 550D.”
Over 10 million music tracks on Toshiba Music Place, powered by 7digital
Digital music downloads continue to displace purchases on physical media: While the total number of paid users of digital music in Europe reached 117.6 million in 2009, this number is expected to almost double by the end of 2014 . In line with the increasing demand for digital music, Toshiba’s mobile sound machines mini NB550D and the mini NB520 offer direct access to the new Toshiba Music Place, provided by 7digital. The Toshiba Music Place opens a world of over 10 million DRM-free MP3 music tracks that, once purchased, can be either downloaded to a mobile computer or stored in a personal online ‘music locker’ and accessed on a variety of Internet connected devices.
“Consumers are increasingly seeking sophisticated devices that have content at the centre of their design. Our 10 million strong MP3 catalogue has been fully integrated with Toshiba’s latest netbooks, giving users access to a broad selection of music tracks. Purchased tracks are stored in a consumer’s personal cloud space, meaning they are free to access their music anywhere from a connected device. This, combined with the powerful harman/kardon® stereo speakers, makes these netbooks ideal devices for music consumers” said Stephen Somerville, commercial director, 7digital.
Netbooks that offer an astounding sound experience
In a joint cooperation Toshiba’s and Harman’s engineers successfully met the challenge to integrate powerful speakers into a small casing giving sound volume and quality not normally associated with netbooks. Featuring the sound corrector technology Dolby Advanced AudioTM the netbooks mini NB520 and mini NB550D both offer a powerful 2Watts output covering a comprehensive frequency range that allows reproducing the sound of nearly all popular instruments in e.g. rock music, hip-hop, jazz and classics in a very natural way.