Steve Purdham

  1. Business Matters: Why We7 Could be the Next Pandora

    June 22, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Is We7 The Next Pandora? -- U.K. digital music service We7 could be the closest thing to Pandora outside of the U.S. With a few years of learning under its belt and a product revamped for the mainstream, and with 3 million unique users a month in ...

  2. Apple Subscription Panic: Mulligan, Purdham Urge Calm

    February 17, 2011 12:49 PM EST If you've picked read the news in the last 24-hours - from Billboard.biz to tech and national press - you may have noticed that Apple has set off a wave of fear and trepidation. Wednesday's news of Apple's decision to take a 30% cut ...

  3. MIDEM Photo Gallery III: Sleepless In Cannes @ the Carlton

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Place: the Carlton Hotel lobby, bar and surrounding areas. Time: Monday p.m. - Tuesday a.m. The Scene: One of the hottest networking events at MIDEM takes place not in an invite-only reception or exclusive penthouse suite, but at the Carlton, wher ...

  4. We7 Repositions With Focus On Radio

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. ad-funded streaming service We7 is to relaunch with a greater focus on radio, like automated recommendation services Last.fm and Pandora. Two years after its full launch as a streaming service - founder investors included Peter Gabriel, E ...

  5. We7 Makes Ad-Funded Pay

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. streaming service We7 says it is now able to cover all costs for its on-demand streaming from advertising on the site. The company had its first month where money owed to rights holders was paid for by display and audio commercials, suggestin ...

  6. We7, Yahoo! Aiming To Make Ad-Funded Add Up

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The partnership whereby Yahoo! will provide display advertising sales for We7 means the ad-supported streaming service is in a stronger position to build its audience without stacking up unpaid bills to rights holders. The U.K. streaming service h ...

  7. MIDEM 2010 Preview: Streaming Goes Mobile, World Cup, Key Start-Ups and More

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The MIDEM global trade fair and conference in Cannes remains an essential destination for many industry executives -- not least because of the opportunity to head to the south of France and escape the January freeze. But organizers say they had to ...

  8. Business Matters: We7, Live Nation, Ticketmaster

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Continuing its series on executive Q&As on the topic of ad-supported music, Music Ally talks to We7's Steve Purdham . While Purdham� ...

  9. U.K. Biz Welcomes MySpace Music Launch

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. music industry has largely welcomed the long-awaited launch of MySpace Music, despite it arriving, as one observer notes, a "little late to the party." Commenting on the long-delayed U.K. bow for MySpace music, which took place ...

  10. Business Matters: We7, Playdar, Linn Products

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Screenshots of We7 's iPhone app are posted to TechCrunch Europe. According to the blog, CEO Steve Purdham is holding back the app because ...

  11. U.K. Music Biz Reacts To Three-Strikes Pledge

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A combination of fierce criticism and welcome support was the mixed response from the U.K. music and digital industry following proposals outlined today (Oct.28) by U.K. cabinet minister Lord Mandelson to tackle unlawful P2P file-sharing. Mandelso ...

  12. We7 Going Mobile

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported music streaming service We7 is set to launch mobile applications, CEO Steve Purdham has confirmed. An Apple iPhone application has been completed, while Android and Blackberry apps are also in development. It follows last month's ...

  13. Liverpool Sound City Deemed A Success

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Liverpool Sound City conference and music showcase event has been declared a "massive success" by its organizers, following the confab's culmination last weekend. From May 27-30, more than 200 bands staged concerts in ...

  14. Gardiner Joins Download Firm We7

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former BMG executive Clive Gardiner has joined We7, the London-based ad-supported download community, as VP of digital content. Gardiner will head up the firm's content team, as it prepares for a consumer launch later in the year. "Clive ...