“We7 is delighted to kickstart our new partnership with Domino Records by previewing one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, the very unique and special Wild Beasts “Two Dancers” album one week ahead of its release. We7’s active commitment to indie music is well-known, and we really excited to be working with one of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic indie labels,” said Clive Gardiner, SVP Digital Music, We7.
We7 becomes UK’s no 1 music streaming site, beats Last.fm, makes joint deal with men’s mag, GQ.
GQ.com has teamed up with Peter Gabriel’s UK based music streaming service, We7, to let visitors listen to music across the men’s magazine’s website.
The service goes live on August 3 and will feature a jukebox on GQ.com which lets users play bespoke playlists, with tracks picked by GQ.com’s editorial team, while visitors can click through to We7 to buy tracks.
We7 and NME have teamed up to offer fans the chance to listen to the hotly-anticipated new Depeche Mode album for a week before it is released.
Depeche Mode’s ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ is available from this afternoon (April 14) for fans to stream for free from the pages of NME.com. As NME’s streaming music partner, We7 is powering the exclusive album listening party via a widget on NME.com.
Peter Gabriel has made significant fresh investment in digital recommendation service, The Filter.
The service has attracted the continued support of current investors Peter Gabriel and Eden Ventures, and bought new investors aboard, including from Roderick Banner, Chairman of WPP-owned media agency, Banner Corp, former CEO of LoudEye Michael Brochu (through EMM Investments) as well as John Taysom, founder of We7.com and a former investor in, among others, Yahoo & Infoseek.
Ad-funded online music service We7 has launched a campaign to boost recognition of some of the world’s most underrated albums.
The company has teamed up with some music industry bloggers to develop a shortlist such albums. The company says this is an attempt to inspire music fans to experience artists’ full song-writing and performances in the way they were originally intended.
We7 is encouraging album lovers to vote for their favourite from the shortlist, or make suggestions for their own underrated albums missing from the list at the We7 blog.
Apple’s “hobby” the Apple TV has a chance at becoming a ubiquitous household item, though the company may need to add support for non-Apple media services and implement many new features if it seriously intends making an iPod-level impact on this important growing market.
The reason Apple has the chance is visible in the growing momentum behind development of solutions to bring online video to the front room – a sector becoming quickly more intense.
Online video on-demand services such as iTunes or Hulu are hot properties, meaning many more devices – including TVs offering features similar to the Apple TV – should begin to reach market en masse starting next year. And even if Apple does not develop such solutions there will still be winners and losers in the race to offer the ‘iPod’ equivalent of the multimedia for the front room box.