We7

  • We7 secures new funding for European expansion

    We7 secures new funding for European expansion

    We7, the UK-headquartered music streaming service, has closed a new undisclosed round of funding. The new investment comes from existing investors Peter Gabriel and Eden Ventures, along with Qualcomm Incorporated (via its venture capital function) and Pentech Ventures, and will be used primarily for further European expansion (“multiple countries”) and to consolidate its position… Read More

  • We7 launches free personalised Radio App for Android – offline playback supported

    We7 launches free personalised Radio App for Android – offline playback supported

    After pivoting somewhat to focus on the more economical Internet radio model, the UK’s We7 has launched a new, ad-supported app for Android. Along with its headline price of free, the Radio app for phones running Google’s mobile OS supports offline playback. This means that personalised radio stations based on a user’s musical tastes or those curated by editors can be cached… Read More

  • Spotify who? We7 to launch first in Ireland next week

    Spotify who? We7 to launch first in Ireland next week

    We7, the UK music streaming service, is launching in Ireland next Monday, reports MusicWeek and we can now confirm. This is interesting not only because it’s the first time We7 has ventured beyond its native shores but also because Spotify, which until very recently was seen as a direct rival, has yet to launch in said country. The much hyped and well funded company is currently available… Read More

  • Less Spotify, more Pandora – We7 shifts focus to more economical 'Internet Radio Plus'

    Less Spotify, more Pandora – We7 shifts focus to more economical 'Internet Radio Plus'

    Navigating the choppy waters of ad-supported music, We7 hasn’t been afraid to change course. The UK startup began life as an innovative free music download service before transitioning to an on-demand browser-based offering. While most recently the company, which is backed by Peter Gabriel, Eden Venture and Spark Ventures, made a premium paid-for play with a desktop and mobile… Read More

  • Less Spotify, More Pandora – We7 Shifts Focus To More Economical ‘Internet Radio Plus’

    Navigating the choppy waters of ad-supported music, We7 hasn’t been afraid to change course. The UK startup began life as an innovative free music download service before transitioning to an on-demand browser-based offering. While most recently the company, which is backed by Peter Gabriel, Eden Venture and Spark Ventures, made a premium paid-for play with a desktop and mobile… Read More

  • We7 streams to Android, offers 2 week free trial

    We7 streams to Android, offers 2 week free trial

    We7, the UK music streaming service and rival to the likes of Spotify in Europe, has launched its Android app, which is now available through the Android Marketplace. And to mark the full launch, the company is giving users a 2 week free trial by waiving the need for a ‘Premium Plus’ subscription, which is normally required to listen on the go, making it easy for Android… Read More

  • From humble beginnings, We7's catalog now boasts 6.5m tracks

    From humble beginnings, We7's catalog now boasts 6.5m tracks

    We7, the UK music streaming service, has announced that its catalog now exceeds 6.5 million tracks. That in itself may not seem like such a big deal but consider this: at the same time last year, the music platform, which competes with the likes of Spotify, had around 3m tracks, under half of what is available today. Go back another year and a half and you’ll find that We7 didn’t… Read More

  • We7 partners with GMG Radio to inject breaking news into music streams

    We7 partners with GMG Radio to inject breaking news into music streams

    One of the key advantages of on-demand music streaming services compared with traditional radio is that as well as listening to the music you choose you can do away with the DJ’s endless chatter and other interruptions. But there is a potential downside: being isolated from current events, such as breaking news. We7, the UK music streaming service and rival to the likes of Spotify in… Read More

  • We7 Partners With GMG Radio To Inject Breaking News Into Music Streams

    One of the key advantages of on-demand music streaming services compared with traditional radio is that as well as listening to the music you choose you can do away with the DJ’s endless chatter and other interruptions. But there is a potential downside: being isolated from current events, such as breaking news. We7, the UK music streaming service and rival to the likes of Spotify in… Read More

  • Spotify apes We7, cuts desktop premium subscription in half

    Spotify apes We7, cuts desktop premium subscription in half

    Perhaps acknowledging that the competitive landscape has changed, Spotify has introduced new pricing plans today. Premium desktop and mobile access is now split into two separate tiers, £4.99 and £9.99 per-month in the UK respectively. Rival We7 introduced identical pricing when it launched its premium offering in late January this year, while US-based MOG is also planning to enter Britain at… Read More

  • Spotify competitor We7 screws up iPhone app launch

    Spotify competitor We7 screws up iPhone app launch

    [UK] It’s probably tricky to time these things to perfection, since Apple pulls the strings. The UK Spotify competitor, We7, has had its iPhone app approved and is now available to download from the iTunes App Store. The problem is that the associated premium music subscription service, needed to run the app, doesn’t seemed to have launched yet. Or at least that’s how it looks. Read More

  • Spotify Competitor We7 Screws Up Its iPhone App Launch

    Spotify Competitor We7 Screws Up Its iPhone App Launch

    It’s probably tricky to time these things to perfection, since Apple pulls the strings. The UK Spotify competitor, We7, has had its iPhone app approved and is now available to download from the iTunes App Store. The problem is that the associated premium music subscription service, needed to run the app, doesn’t seemed to have launched yet. Or at least that’s how it… Read More

  • We7 delays iPhone app, and says Spotify can't scale in the US. Exclusive pics

    We7 delays iPhone app, and says Spotify can't scale in the US. Exclusive pics

    [UK] Ad-supported music streaming service We7 and Spotify competitor has big plans to go mobile. That much was already known – an iPhone and Android app has been in the works for sometime. Earlier this month, however, CEO Steve Purdham surprised attendees at an event in Manchester by telling them that while the We7 iPhone app was ready, its release was purposely being held back. The… Read More

  • Streaming music is so hot right now: GQ hooks up with we7

    Streaming music is so hot right now: GQ hooks up with we7

    GQ.com will be joining the likes of The Guardian and NME in using we7‘s streaming service on its site as of next week. The service will be styled as a jukebox stocked with playlists compiled by GQ’s editorial team. As per we7’s model, GQ online readers will be able to listen for free and buy any tracks they like via the integrated download feature. Read More

  • We7 Takes $6 Million Series A

    We7 Takes $6 Million Series A

    Ad supported music download service We7 has taken $6 million Series A is a round led by musician Peter Gabriel and Spark Ventures, with Eden Ventures also participating. Oxford, UK based We7 offers free music and video for download that is ad supported. The company notes that their model is “artist friendly at all times,” by making sure that rights owners get paid and artists… Read More