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  1. New Digital Music Store to Cater to Theater Fans

    June 02, 2014 10:54 AM EDT The digital age virtually wiped out specialty theater record stores, where show-tune lovers could happily browse aisles bursting with cast albums and sheet music. Now some entrepreneurs are hoping to bring back such an experience -- online, of cou ...

  2. TuneCore Reports $330 Million Artists’ Earnings Milestone (Exclusive)

    October 14, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Digital distributor TuneCore has shared some impressive numbers, none more eye-catching than the $330 million the company says its artists have earned since it opened for business. TuneCore Artists have earned a third-of-a-billion dollars in sal ...

  3. 7digital to Power Internet Radio Services

    June 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Internet radio market is about to get more crowded. 7digital announced Thursday a new streaming radio solution that will help smaller services better compete with names like Pandora, Clear Channel and Apple. The service provides an enhanced ...

  4. 7Digital Drives Further Into Autos

    April 17, 2013 1:30 PM EDT 7digital, a white label supplier of digital music downloads and streaming services, has struck a deal to integrate its music store on QNX Software System's Car application platform being used by Audi, BMW, General Motors Co., Honda Motor C ...

  5. Business Matters: 7digital, Amazon and Google Selling Taylor Swift's 'Red' at Deep Discounts

    October 30, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Buyers of the digital version of Taylor Swift's "Red" paid the full fare at iTunes last week -- and turned out in great numbers. Great bargains await those who didn't rush out and buy the artist's latest album. Taylor Swif ...

  6. 7digital Snags $10 million in Funding, Inks New Deal for BlackBerry 10

    October 18, 2012 9:22 PM EDT digital, a London-based technology company that operates digital music stores and services for companies like Samsung and Hewlett-Packard, said on Thursday it had secured $10 million in financing from undisclosed corporate investors. Billboard� ...

  7. Business Matters: Tesco to Close MP3 Store As Download Market Matures

    August 23, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Starting next week, U.K. customers will have one less legal option for buying MP3s. UK retailer Tesco has announced it will close its MP3 store on September 1. The news was first reported Thursday morning at MusicWeek . The move is clearly an atte ...

  8. 40 Under 40: Ben Drury

    August 02, 2012 3:04 PM EDT Ben Drury Co-Founder/CEO, 7Digital Website: 7Digital.com Twitter: @BenDrury Driving Web Distribution You've got to give Ben Drury 10 out of 10 for tenacity. The co-founder/CEO of U.K. digital-music platform 7digital has turned a clunky startu ...

  9. Simon Fox, HMV CEO, Stepping Down, Trevor Moore Named Successor

    August 02, 2012 10:20 AM EDT The HMV Group, owner of the UK's largest entertainment retailer, today announced in a statement to investors that CEO Simon Fox would be stepping down on September 3 and would be replaced by Trevor Moore. Moore, was formerly the chief executi ...

  10. Tech Types Tackle TV-Music Tie-Ins at NARM

    May 10, 2012 7:40 AM EDT Turning living rooms into virtual record stores guided by television shows and ads is just a few technological clicks away from becoming a reality. How to get there -- and who needs to play role in that development -- was the subject of a presenta ...

  11. Business Matters: Official.fm Targets Business Users for its Music Platform

    April 23, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Official.fm Simplifies Management For Artists Artists and labels have no shortage of tools for promoting music online. Official.fm wants to simply the process. "Official.fm aims to provide a single place for artists, labels and managers to ma ...

  12. 7digital Expanding U.S. Presence; Launches Windows Phone App

    December 07, 2011 9:09 AM EST U.K. download store 7digital is targeting sizeable global expansion in 2012, beginning with the launch of a Windows Phone app. The London-based music service has partnered with Microsoft to launch its mobile service on the new range of Windows Pho ...

  13. Business Matters: What to Expect from Spotify's 'New Direction' Press Conference Next Week

    November 21, 2011 6:31 PM EST What to Expect from Spotify's 'New Direction' Press Conference -- Spotify sent out an announcement Monday morning for a "global press conference" that will take place on November 30 in New York. The event will be hosted by ...

  14. Business Matters: Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors Were Mostly Male, Young and Pretty Well Off

    October 18, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Spotify's 2.4 Million September Visitors, Analyzed -- Spotify users are young and fairly well off financially, according to numbers released by comScore Tuesday. And while the service has experienced fantastic growth in just three months, it ...

  15. Business Matters: Shrinking IPO Market Hurt Venture Capital in Q3

    October 11, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Shrinking IPO Market Hurt Venture Capital in Q3 -- Venture capital fundraising fell to an eight-year low in the third quarter, according to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Firms raised $1.7 billion in the quarter, down sharply fro ...

  16. HP Taps 7digital for Digital Music on TouchPad

    July 21, 2011 11:56 AM EDT For months rumors have been swirling that Hewlett-Packard might be planning to integrate some kind of music service into its TouchPad tablet computer. Now we know at least what part of that plan is. The company today announced the addition of 7dig ...

  17. Business Matters: Spotify Might Predict 50 Million U.S. Subscribers, but Its Payouts Can Be Comically Small ...

    July 08, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Spotify May Dazzle Consumers, but Low Payouts Still Worry People -- As the U.S. launch of Spotify gets closer (apparently ), just about the only topic that hasn't been beaten into the ground is the amount of revenue rights holders will actual ...

  18. Business Matters: HMV Woes Signal Even Bigger Retail Changes Ahead

    July 05, 2011 5:42 PM EDT Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls…: HMV -- If you took a long holiday weekend you may have missed the news that retail chain HMV posted a large annual loss and is in the midst of restructuring the company into a "broad-based entertainment busin ...

  19. Echo Nest Adds Music ID Features with Echoprint

    June 23, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Music ID apps are hot. Just ask Shazam, the pioneering app in this space which just scored $32 million in new funding . But soon Shazam, and rival SoundHound, will find themselves with multiple competitors, thanks to the first open-source music ID ...

  20. Business Matters: TuneCore Says Upgrades, Features Behind Its Price Increase

    May 09, 2011 7:59 PM EDT TuneCore Says Upgrades, Features Behind its Price Increase -- Digital distributor TuneCore has been getting some grief in the last few days about its increase in the fees it charges for digital distribution of an album. The annual fee for a single ...

  21. Watch Out, iTunes: Spotify Adds iPod Integration, MP3 Download Service

    May 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Music fans in Spotify's seven markets now have two fewer reasons to use iTunes. On Wednesday Spotify added features that allow its users manage their iPods from within the Spotify software. A post at the Spotify blog says the feature was adde ...

  22. 7digital, RIM Team on BlackBerry PlayBook Music Store

    March 10, 2011 10:41 AM EST The upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer from Research In Motion (RIM) will include an embedded digital music store provided by 7digital, the two companies announced. The 7digital store lets users search, preview and buy and download MP3s ...

  23. 7digital Bundled With iPad Rivals

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital entertainment company 7digital is going to be busy with various new partners in the months ahead, and it's covering all the bases for digital music from mobile apps and tablets to browser access and even image recognition. The co ...

  24. In The City Day 1: Biz Looks To China's Music Market

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT China's expanding market for western music was among the main issues discussed at day one of In The City, the U.K.'s biggest music conference, which began in Manchester yesterday (Oct.13). "China is experiencing the biggest growth i ...

  25. Echo Nest, The Brains Behind Music Services, Raises $7 Million

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Echo Nest has raised $7 million in funding in a round led by Matrix Partners. Previous backer Commonwealth Capital Ventures also participated in the round. Remember those BASF commercials that said, “We make the products you buy better?” That’ ...

  26. Echo Nest, 7digital Partner For New DIY Platform

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Echo Nest and UK music service 7digital have teamed up to give music app developers a comprehensive technology and music sales platform on which to build new services. The deal adds the ability to sell DRM-free MP3 files from 7digital to any a ...

  27. This Might Sting: Analyst's Advice To EMI

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Forrester Research Analyst Mark Mulligan has three things to say to EMI, who earlier this week voiced concern about iTunes’ dominance of the digital music marketplace: “I told you so; It’s your fault; Forget iTunes. From his blog post : I told you ...

  28. Pure Radio Launches Cloud-Based Music Service

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. radio manufacturer Pure has unveiled a cloud-based music service that will enable users to purchase songs they hear on the set at the touch of a button. The FlowSongs service was unveiled at a London launch today (Aug. 11) and attracted execu ...

  29. HMV Digital Re-Launches With Price Cuts

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the U.K.'s leading high street entertainment retailer, officially re-launched its music download service hmvdigital.com today (July 26) with a price-cutting initiative. To mark the re-emergence of the download store, which HMV closed dow ...

  30. HMV To Launch Digital Service This Month

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV will roll out its digital service at the end of July as the U.K. entertainment retailer makes a concerted attempt to grab market share in music downloads. The hmvdigital.com site is currently in beta. It is selling the new MIA album for £7.99 ...

  31. HMV Year Profit Up 18%

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group has revealed an 18% increase in pre-tax profits for the year ending April 24, 2010 to £74.2 million ($111 million). However, like for like sales at U.K. entertainment retailer HMV (including Ireland) were down 2.4% compared to the prior ...

  32. Spotify Launches In Netherlands, Offers New Services

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spotify launched in the Netherlands today (May 18). It's the seventh market where the ad-funded streaming music service is active, following launches in the U.K., France, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The Stockholm and London based compa ...

  33. Great Escape Day One: U.K. Live Sector Thriving

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Great Escape music conference and festival in Brighton focused on the U.K.'s burgeoning live industry on its first day. U.K. live revenue - £1.39 billion ($2.04 billion) - moved ahead of the British retail value of recorded music - £1.31 ...

  34. 7digital, Imerge Launch Home Entertainment Service

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital download retailer 7digital has launched its online music store for high-end entertainment systems in partnership with Imerge, the U.K. manufacturer of hard disk home entertainment servers. The Imerge XiVA Music Store has been developed wit ...

  35. Business Matters: EMI, The Beatles, HMV Bob Dylan and More

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Last week, EMI rushed to close a deal to license its catalog to either Universal Music Group or Sony Music . But not having the legal right to ...

  36. HMV Targets New Products, Live Music Market

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British entertainment retailer HMV is targeting earnings growth over the medium term by increasing sales of new products in music, visual and games and raising its presence in live music and ticketing. In a strategy update, the firm pledged a turn ...

  37. HMV, Orange Partner On Mobile Gaming

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is adding mobile gaming to its increasingly diverse business set-up. In the past 14 months HMV - which has become dominant in that market following the demise of music retail rivals Zavvi and Woolworths - has taken ...

  38. Business Matters: Joel Tenenbaum, Songbird, Trans World

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- File sharer Joel Tenenbaum , who was found guilty of copyright infringement in July, has filed a motion seeking to reduce the statutory damages ...

  39. HMV Sales Jump 12.8%

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST HMV U.K. and Ireland increased sales by 12.8% to £470.7 million ($763.8 million) in the six months to Oct. 25, 2009 compared to the same period a year ago. The U.K. entertainment retailer was able to take advantage of the demise of rivals Zavvi an ...

  40. 7digital Continues Euro Expansion

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. download service 7digital.com has launched two new stores in Finland and Norway. The two new stores increase the number of countries that 7digital operates in to 16. Of those, 14 are in Europe, with digital stores already operating in the Uni ...

  41. Spotify Revamps Music Purchase System

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify has given its music purchase system a makeover, allowing users of the ad-funded streaming service to purchase tracks with one click within Spotify, without interrupting the music. Spotify now has a closer integration with digital technolog ...

  42. 7digital Launches U.S. Store, BlackBerry App

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT digital CEO Ben Drury says the firm's new BlackBerry application can help it crack the American download market. U.K.-based 7digital -- which already operates stores in 12 European territories -- goes live with its U.S. store today at us.7di ...

  43. HMV Strikes 7Digital Deal

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment retailer HMV Group is paying £7.7 million ($12.6 million) for a 50% stake in digital media company 7digital, which operates international download stores. The joint venture will combine London-based 7digital's technology, expert ...

  44. 7Digital Opens In Sweden

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. based digital music store 7digital has launched in Sweden. The store, which sells MP3s from all the majors and various indies, is up and running at http://se.7digital.com from today (Aug. 12) and will offer 4 million tracks. Swedish independe ...

  45. 7Digital, Imerge Partner On Touch-Screen Downloads

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based music store 7digital has partnered with technology manufacturers Imerge to deliver a fully integrated home entertainment download store. The deal will allow 7digital users in the United Kingdom to access and purchase high quality MP3 do ...

  46. EMI Pan-European Deal For Napster Luxembourg

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service Napster Luxembourg SARL has signed a pan-European licensing deal with CELAS, which represents EMI Music Publishing repertoire for online and mobile exploitation in Europe. The deal allows Napster to provide online users acros ...

  47. Pan-European Deal For Warner, 7Digital

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music has extended its existing partnership with U.K.-based music store 7digital to sell Warner's Music's catalog across Europe. Effective immediately, the new deal allows 7digital stores in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and ...

  48. Spotify Signs IODA Deal For 2 Million Tracks

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spotify has signed with IODA to bring the digital distributor's catalog to the ad-funded free streaming service. IODA will provide Spotify users with music drawn from a catalog of nearly 2 million tracks from over 50 countries. Artists covere ...

  49. Microsoft Talks Music Streaming Service

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft plans to launch a music streaming service with a "similar principle to Spotify," according to a report by the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph. "Music is an important area for Microsoft. We are looking at launching a music stre ...

  50. Briefs: Twitter, BlackBerry, Morgan Stanley

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- How did Rick Astley 's "Never Gonna Give You Up" get to the top of the Twitter chart at MP3 blog aggregator The Hype Machine? A single tweet by TechCrunch to its 916,735 followers. ( TechCrunch ) -- Research in Motion will launch ...

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