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UK digital music service, 7 Digital, today launched its digital music service in the US, while also making a grab at the mobile market with launch of a music download store for BlackBerry users.
7 Digital is well-known in Europe, but is raising the bar in competition in the US with its launch there. Tracks will cost 77-cents, or $7.77 for an album (standard prices, variable prices also exist).
Tracks are sold in high-quality 320kbps MP3 format, completely free of DRM. The company also offers a “digital locker” in which all your downloads are backed-up on 7 Digital’s servers in the even you need to redownload them in case of computer failure.
We’re a bit behind on this one, but here’s an interesting looking digital music service for BlackBerry users, powered by UK online music company, 7digital. The 7digital MP3 Music Store for BlackBerry should be imminently available and was built by Develop IQ.
UK online music service, 7digital, revealed a new pan-European deal with Warner Music this morning. Under the deal the online music service will now offer Warner Music’s MP3 catalogue across all its European outlets – that’s significant because it is in fact the first time a major has agreed a pan-European MP3 deal of this kind.
The UK-based service observes that this one deal makes it Europe’s largest MP3 retailer, in the sense that it offers tracks in more European countries than iTunes or Amazon.
Nokia launched its ‘Comes With Music’ service in the UK in a fanfare of publicity, promising access to a huge host of music tracks along with free permanent downloads for a year – but now it looks like the company’s facing an unexpected problem – the DRM it uses to limit use of music acquired using the service has been cracked….
Electric Pig informs Nokia has chosen a Microsoft standard for its service, and new software called Tunebite can eliminate the DRM shrouded across Nokia’s ‘Comes With Music’ tracks.
We caught up with UK online music service 7digital’s chief executive Ben Drury this week. A seasoned digital music industry professional, he shared his insights on Apple’s music market challenges as competition proliferates, social networking in music, lossless music downloads and much more.
Distorted Loop:Why does music matter? Ben Drury: Although music is not defined in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow_hierarchy_of_needs), I believe it must figure pretty highly on most people’s lists. In all cultures, with the possible exception of some extremist religious societies, music forms an integral part of self-expression, social cohesion, worship etc
FATdrop has published a hugely interesting post, gathering together essential information on what 14 key music download stores offer labels selling music through their services.
“We hope it will be a valuable resource for new labels as well as established labels looking to get into digital music sales,” explained the company. If you’re in the business of making or selling music you may already be aware of some of this information, but the data reveals a host of interesting tidbits for fans and for industry alike.