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  1. U.K. Retailer Tesco Buys We7, Digital Music Service Co-Founded by Peter Gabriel

    June 15, 2012 7:44 AM EDT U.K. supermarket giant Tesco has acquired London-based digital music service We7 for £10.8 million ($16.8 million), in which music legend Peter Gabriel owns a stake. The deal expands Tesco's digital entertainment offerings that already includ ...

  2. Business Matters: Thanks to Songkick, 100,000 Fewer People Can Claim Ignorance for Missing a Concert

    March 28, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Songkick Announces 100,000 New Users Through Spotify App There's a common saying in the concert and ticketing businesses that 40% of all tickets go unsold because people weren't aware of the shows. This 40% Rule seems to have come from L ...

  3. U.K. Music Market Slips 3.4% Despite 25% Growth In Digital, Says BPI

    February 16, 2012 12:15 PM EST Digital music revenues in the United Kingdom climbed by 24.7% in 2011, but it was not enough to prevent a 3.4% decline in the overall music market, according to new figures released by labels trade body the BPI. Total recorded music trade revenue ...

  4. Business Matters: Why Some Americans Will Lose Interest in Spotify

    March 15, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Spotify Thrown Over For A WIMP ... -- In "I Broke Up With Spotify," Swedish writer Sam Sundberg explains that he has taken up a relationship with WiMP, the music service that launched last month in partnership with telecom company Telnor ...

  5. Business Matters: MP3Tunes, We7, Live Nation, Sonfile and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3Tunes has launched an initiative called “Buy Anywhere, Listen Anywhere.” This means MP3Tunes will allow its users to buy music from the download store of their choice and play the tracks on MP3Tunes software on any device. So, for example, y ...

  6. Business Matters: Sirius XM, Facebook, iTunes, We7 and More

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- A few side notes to Sirius XM's Q1 earnings release on Tuesday, which was reported at Billboard.biz. First, the company lost 306,000 retail subscribers during the quarter - slightly better than the loss in the prior year period. But it gai ...

  7. Business Matters: Hole, Britain’s Digital Economy Bill and more

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Hole has a new album coming up and is taking the increasingly popular route of the multi-tiered release. At the band’s web store it is offering three packages. The cheapest is $54.99 for the CD, vinyl LP and cassette USB with album and unreleas ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. We7 Confirms Subscription Services

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. digital music service We7 will add subscription services to its free ad-funded streaming and a-la-carte options. We7 Premium will offer unlimited, ad-free streaming via PC for £4.99 ($8) a month in the U.K. from Feb. 1 - and an introductory p ...

  10. Business Matters: Guvera, Mewbox, Guy Hands, SXSW

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Unlike most ad-supported sites, the upcoming Guvera will offer downloads and streams. And its take on advertising in unique: it plans to align ...

  11. We7 Launches Music Data Mapping Service

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. ad-funded music streaming service We7 has launched a new feature that uses geolocation technology to help labels track where their repertoire is most popular. The "Heat Maps" service, measures the popularity of specific artists, mus ...

  12. We7, Topman Target Students

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital music service We7 has teamed up with men's fashion retailer Topman as part of a new initiative targeting students this autumn. The initiative is based online at www.topman.com, where students can sign up for the "In Genius&q ...

  13. We7 Hits 2 Million Users

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free music streaming service We7 reports that is has now exceeded two million U.K. users per month. This includes one million site users, and one million unique users via 'Play Anywhere' partnerships with media brands includ ...

  14. Ad-Funded Music Site We7 Launches Full Service

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST We7 is rolling out its full music service, after a year of beta testing of the audio and digital advertising-funded model. The digital music service has all four majors and hundreds of independent labels via The Orchard on board. We7 compensates r ...

  15. PIAS Pacts With We7

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Digital, part of the Brussels-based European indie labels company PIAS Entertainment Group, is to make its repertoire available to We7, the soon-to-launch digital music destination co-founded by Peter Gabriel. The songs, from the more than 25 ...

  16. We7 Signs Up Warner to Ad-Funded Streaming

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music is the latest major to sign up to U.K.-based ad-funded online music service We7, and it is the first to offer paid-for MP3s on the platform. Users can stream unlimited tracks and full albums for free on We7.com, in return for listenin ...

  17. We7 Passes 2M Download Milestone

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST We7 has signed-up 100,000 registered users and delivered more than two million downloads, the ad-supported music download service reported today. The downloads milestone comes just six weeks after the firm chalked up its first million, which took ...

  18. 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 ...