PRIVACY POLICY

Effective as of 12th August 2019.

Here at 7digital, we are committed to providing an excellent user experience, and to protecting and respecting your privacy while we do so. This Privacy Policy (and the other documents referred to in it) describes how 7digital and its subsidiaries (collectively “7digital”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collect, use, process and disclose your information, including personal data as the data controller (the “Data Controller”). Our Cookies Policy sets out the cookies that we use. By visiting our website and using our services, you agree to be bound by these policies and our general Terms and Conditions

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, the regulator of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other relevant legislation and abide by its requirements.

As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify a living individual either alone or in combination with other data.

1. What information do we collect about you?

2. How do we use your information?

3. Who do we share your information with?

4. Storage and transfer of information to other countries

5. Your rights, and details

6. Third party websites and Links

7. Updates to this Privacy Policy

8. Contact us

1. What information do we collect about you?

When you visit our websites, we may automatically capture and record information about your visit, such as the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse movements) and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also gather technical device information, such as date, time, connection speed, IP address, browser type and version, operating system and platform. We (or our third party technical service providers acting on our behalf) may also use web beaconing technology to facilitate this information tracking. We (or our third party technical service providers acting on our behalf) may also use web beaconing technology to facilitate information tracking, and/or utilise ‘local storage’ to store your user preferences. 

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookies Policy

Information we receive from other sources, we may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide including the websites that we operate on behalf of our clients. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you, including but not limited to demographic information, from them.

If you sign up to our newsletters, then we collect information such as your first name, last name and email address to keep in contact with you as well as any other information you choose to provide.

2. How do we use your information?

This section sets out how we use your information at 7digital, transfer of your information to third parties is dealt with below.

Information on website use and any information we receive from other sources, is generally stored and analysed on an aggregated basis and used by us to monitor and improve the performance of our technology and the design of our website. For security reasons, some information may also be logged and kept for our internal security audit log, which may be linked to your IP address.

If you have signed up to receive newsletters or marketing information, we will send information about goods or services we feel may interest you. 

3. Who do we share your information with?

Marketing, where you opt in to receive marketing information, we will share your data with third parties as set out below:

Marketing: 7digital may allow you to choose whether to receive mailings from us regarding our services and relevant industry insights that we believe may be of interest to you. Such lists are strictly optional, on an opt-in basis and may be unsubscribed from at any time

Anonymised and aggregated data, we may also share your website usage in an anonymised and aggregated form with: 

Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site;

Advertising and affiliate networks that utilise the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others on our website or elsewhere;

4. Storage and transfer of information to other countries

The data that we collect from you is principally stored in the UK, but may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. 

5. Your rights, and details

You may exercise any of the rights described in this section by sending an email to help@7digital.com. Please note to comply with our own security measures we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request, and we may require further information from you. On making any request we shall endeavour to respond without delay but, in any case within our statutory timeframe of one month from receipt of your request.

You have the right to choose whether we process your personal data for marketing purposes by third parties. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data ourselves or transfer it to a third party for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at the outset, and if you change your mind later unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link on the relevant email, or contact us

Rectification of Inaccurate or Incomplete Information:

You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information that concerns you that we have retained or not made anonymous.

Withdrawing Consent and Restriction of Processing:

Where you have provided your content to any of the processing of your personal information by 7digital you may withdraw your consent at any time by either contacting us at help@7digital.com, specifying which consent you are withdrawing, or by opting out where indicated on any email bulletins or newsletters you receive. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not mean that the processing activities carried out before your withdrawal will be unlawful. 

Complaints: You have the right to lodge complaints about the data processing activities carried out by 7digital before the supervisory authority relevant to your jurisdiction.

6. Third party websites and Links

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

7. Updates to this Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on this page and update the “Last Updated” at the top of this Privacy Policy. Where appropriate, we may also notify you of any update by email. Please do check back for updates to the policy.

8. Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or our use of your personal data please contact us.  

This Privacy Policy is entered into by you, with 7digital Limited, at registered office: 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB (registered number: 04843573).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WEBSITE USE

As amended 12th August 2019

7digital Limited (“7digital”) is committed to providing an excellent user experience. In order to provide this website to you, you agree to be bound by these Website Terms. These Website Terms (together with our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy) form the basis on which you may use our website.

1 ACCESSING 7DIGITAL’S WEBSITE

1.1 Acceptance. Your access to our website (https://www.7digital.com/) via web, personal computer, mobile device, connected device or otherwise (collectively the “Website”) is expressly conditioned on your compliance with and acceptance of these Website Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Website Terms your only remedy is to cease accessing or using the Website.

1.2 Additional Applicable Terms. Websites operated for third parties by 7digital may also have additional terms to which you will be bound. It is your responsibility to read and understand any terms and conditions that apply to your use of websites and services.

1.3 Right to Amend Terms. 7digital reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Website Terms at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the amended Website Terms on this page and will indicate the effective date at the top. If you do not agree to (or cannot comply with) the Website Terms as amended, your only remedy is to stop using the Website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Website Terms so that you will be apprised of any changes. Your continued use of the Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the amended Website Terms.

1.5 Links. The Website may contain links to third party websites or services. You will leave the Website if you click on these links and will be redirected to such third party websites or services. You acknowledge and agree that 7digital is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or services; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or services. Links to such websites or services do not imply any endorsement by 7digital of such websites or services or the content, products, or services available from them. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or services. These Website Terms shall not apply to your access to third party websites or services.

1.6 Changes to the Website. 7digital may, in its sole discretion, update the Website from time to time and may change the content provided at any time.  You acknowledge and understand that any content on the Website may be out of date at any given time and 7digital is under no obligation to update it. 7digital does not guarantee that the Website or any content on it is free from errors or omissions.  

2 CHILD SUPERVISION

7digital is concerned about the safety and privacy of its users, particularly children. Parents who wish to allow their children access to and use of the Website should supervise such access and use. It is your responsibility to determine which if any portions of the Website are suitable for your child to access.

3 USAGE RULES

3.1 Use of Content. Your use of Content is governed by our Terms of Service.

3.2 Use of the Website. You agree not to:

(i) use the Website to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;

(ii) post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;

(iii) post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;

(iv) threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

(v) use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;

(vi) make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;

(vii) collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses, log-in details or other credentials;

(viii) advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;

(ix) impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;

(x) violate any applicable laws or regulations;

(xi) use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website;

(xii) post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement); nor

(xiii) attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the Website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Website through hacking, password mining or any other means.

3.3 Monitoring. We have no obligation to monitor the Website but shall be entitled to review materials posted to a communications facility and, at our sole discretion, to remove any material that breaches these Website Terms or is otherwise objectionable.

4 YOUR EQUIPMENT

Without limiting any provision herein, 7digital makes no warranty that any particular computer, portable device, or other hardware will be compatible with 7digital’s Website.

5 INTERNATIONAL USE

You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United Kingdom or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the Internet.

6 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

6.1 Intellectual Property. The Website and its content (including without limitation the design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the website for personal, non-commercial home use only. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Website Terms of use, your right to access the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

6.2 Posted Material. 7digital does not claim ownership of any materials you post, upload or submit to any publicly accessible area of the Website. However, by doing so you are granting 7digital a world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publicly display, edit, translate or publish such content for as long as you elect to display such content via the Website. The licence shall be terminated when such content is deleted from the Website.

7 LOSS CAUSED TO US

You agree to cover and repay any loss suffered by 7digital in the event that you breach these Website Terms, and a claim or demand is brought against 7digital, arising out of your use of the Website and/or any content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Website, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) howsoever suffered or incurred by 7digital in consequence of your breach of these Website Terms.

8 DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

8.1 Use of the Website is at your own risk. The Website is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The content on the Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website.

8.2 To the extent permitted by law, 7digital will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, goodwill, opportunity, data, profits, or business interruption, or loss of anticipated savings) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

8.3 7digital makes no warranty that the Website will meet your requirements, that content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

8.4 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it. You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. 7digital will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

8.5 Nothing in these Website Terms shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of 7digital for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of 7digital.

8.6 Nothing in these Website Terms shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

9 SEVERANCE

9.1 If any of these Website Terms should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such term or condition shall be severed and the remaining Website Terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

10 GOVERNING LAW

These Website Terms are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

11 TRADEMARKS

All 7digital trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, and any other features of the 7digital brand are the sole property of 7digital.

12 CONTACT US

To contact us, please visit our Contact Us section on this website.

These Website Terms are entered into by you, with 7digital Limited, at registered office: 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB (registered number: 04843573).

Thank you for visiting our Website.

Our strategy is to grow revenues, profitability and shareholder returns through:

  1. Building products to help Enterprise clients to reduce the high cost of customer churn, to build loyalty and increase brand engagement
  2. Putting a great product in the hands of our clients’ end customers
  3. Helping rightsholders to monetise a market of consumers that pay little or nothing to listen to music, so that artists and writers can earn more for their art
  4. Offering our API services to enable innovation in the music industry
  5. Making amazing content

7digital’s music as a platform makes it easy to build and scale
an audio experience that gets engagement and delivers revenue

Our suite of Products and Licensing Services will get you there, quickly and cost effectively.

Oberhausen, Germany – 28th March 2019 − ACCESS CO., LTD and 7digital have announced a partnership to bring cutting-edge connected radio services into the car. The collaboration will see 7digital’s IP radio services and APIs pre-integrated into ACCESS’ Twine for Car™ automotive service platform, delivering a solution that capitalizes on growing in-car connectivity to bring a wider range of audio services to drivers and passengers.

The partnership responds to the growing need for a broader choice of audio consumption by drivers and passengers on the road, without the location constraints of traditional broadcast services. In its 2018 Audiomonitor survey of UK consumers, research firm Audiencenet found that 22% of total time spent listening to music in a typical day is done in the car. As cars become more connected and consumers bring their personal devices inside their vehicle, traditional broadcast radio providers will need to keep pace with the expectations of always-on drivers and passengers. The partnership between ACCESS and 7digital aims to help the radio industry manage this transition seamlessly by delivering a platform that enables IP radio to integrate with existing broadcast services and evolve into new connected services. The solution will also allow for additional functionality, such as ‘listen again’ programming and on-demand podcasts, alongside new business models such as targeted advertising and recommendations, and will empower niche radio stations to increase their reach in a more cost effective way.

Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital, said: “In-car listening has always been central to the health of the radio industry. As we move to an environment where the connected car allows access to a world of content outside broadcast, there is a clear opportunity for radio to take advantage of its central position on the dashboard. Whether it is curating songs from the radio into playlists or providing listen-again services on the go, the connected car will be one of the most dynamic media environments and we are thrilled to be working with ACCESS on its development.”

Based on the ACCESS Twine for Car service platform, a unique solution encompassing connected entertainment and value added services, the integration will utilise 7digital’s APIs alongside a media player showing available stations for in-car playback. Looking forwards, the combined solution will allow users to pause live streams, enjoy on-demand podcasts and access ‘listen again’ programming. The partnership will also bring value to car manufacturers by enabling them to enhance their services by converging radio with cutting edge connected technologies.  

“Digital entertainment services are offering consumers expertly curated entertainment experiences to enhance brand engagement. The radio industry needs to follow suit as it starts to embrace connected technologies. Through our partnership with 7digital, we’re putting radio back at the heart of in-car entertainment and fostering a platform for innovation ahead of the driverless car revolution,” said Dr. Neale Foster, CEO of ACCESS Europe.

ACCESS’ solutions have been shipped in over 1.5 billion devices worldwide to provide connected entertainment in cars, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and more. ACCESS works with Tier 1s, studios, broadcasters, content rights owners, consultants, the legal profession, licensing and collecting societies, Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and infrastructure providers to help make the next generation of compelling in-car services a reality.

Image of ACCESS Twine for Car solution

ACCESS’ and 7digital’s collaboration will bring a wider range of audio services to drivers and passengers

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About ACCESS

Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.

About 7digital

7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise. 7digital fosters industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Onkyo and TikTok (formerly musical.ly). From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC and powering services for partners like Panasonic, TDC and Fender, 7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next-generation radio services.

© 2019 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. All other trademarks, logos and trade names mentioned in the document are the property of their respective owners.

6th August 2018: 7digital, the B2B digital music and radio services company, today announces the promotion of Stacey Mitsopulos to the role of Director of Legal, Business Affairs and Music Partnerships.

Mitsopulos joined the company earlier this year as Head of Legal & Business Affairs, and has now moved into a senior leadership role in which she is responsible for strategy and operation of legal, business affairs and music partnerships at 7digital. These areas are critical to the success and growth of the business. Mitsopulos brings to the role unrivalled expertise and insight from negotiating deals for the biggest entertainment companies in the world.

An accomplished music rights lawyer with over ten years’ experience representing Juno- and Grammy-nominated artists, songwriters, producers and independent labels and publishers, before joining 7digital Mitsopulos held the position of Director of Commercial & Business Affairs at The Box Plus Network – a top UK music television network (home to the likes of 4Music and Kerrang!), co-owned by Channel 4 and Bauer Media. Prior, she served as Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at leading entertainment and consumer products company DHX Media in Toronto. Mitsopulos was also a founding partner of Canada’s premiere entertainment law firm, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland.

Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital, commented: “I’m delighted to announce Stacey’s appointment to this key role within the senior leadership team of 7digital. Since joining us early in 2018, Stacey has already made a positive impact on the business through her extensive experience and strategic approach. We know our many global clients, as well as the 7digital business itself, will benefit from this important hire.”

7digital’s General Counsel and SVP of Business Affairs, Amy Wallace, recently departed the company for a new role outside the music tech industry. 7digital CEO Simon Cole and the rest of the leadership team extend their best wishes and thanks to Wallace for her years of exemplary service.


About 7digital
 

7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

7digital fosters industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Onkyo, Global Radio and musical.ly. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC and powering services for partners like Panasonic, TDC and Electric Jukebox, 7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next-generation radio services.

20th February 2017: 7digital, the B2B digital music and radio services company, today announces the appointment of Stacey Mitsopulos as its new Head of Legal & Business Affairs.

Reporting to Amy Wallace (General Counsel, SVP of Business Affairs), Mitsopulos will assume day-to-day responsibility for strategy and operation of legal & business affairs at 7digital, an area critical to the success and growth of the business. Mitsopulos brings to the role unrivalled expertise and insight from negotiating deals for the biggest entertainment companies in the world.

An accomplished music rights lawyer with over ten years’ experience representing Juno- and Grammy-nominated artists, songwriters, producers and independent labels and publishers, Mitsopulos most recently held the position of Director of Commercial & Business Affairs at The Box Plus Network – a top UK music television network (home to the likes of 4Music and Kerrang!), co-owned by Channel 4 and Bauer Media. Prior, she served as Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at leading independent entertainment and consumer products company DHX Media in Toronto. Mitsopulos was also a founding partner of Canada’s premiere entertainment law firm, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland.

7digital’s Amy Wallace commented on the appointment: “Stacey’s appointment bolsters an already strong legal and business affairs team, where her expertise from working with major labels, as well as in the fields of content acquisition and media and technology law will be invaluable. This team provides end-to-end legal and business affairs support for the 7digital group – acquiring content from labels and publishers, negotiating Platform as a Service (PaaS) deals, and licensing 7digital Creative’s unique video and audio content to clients.”

Stacey Mitsopulos added: “In a fast-changing music industry landscape I can’t think of anywhere more exciting to begin a new role than at 7digital – in the past year alone the company has brokered some game-changing deals in territories around the world. I’m thrilled to be heading up the team as we negotiate the next deals that will generate revenues for the music industry, develop new partnerships, grow the 7digital business, and demonstrate the value of music to our clients.”

About 7digital

7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

7digital fosters industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Onkyo, Global Radio and musical.ly. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC and powering services for partners like Panasonic, TDC and Electric Jukebox, 7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next-generation radio services.

Client News

PARTNERSHIPS

7digital, the B2B digital music and radio services company, is today pleased to announce it has signed a contract with musical.ly, a fast-growing social media platform based around video and music with a strong international footprint.

The deal will contribute to 7digital’s revenues for 2016.

7digital is also pleased to update that its client i.am+, the technology company founded by musician and entrepreneur will.i.am, has announced it is now taking pre-orders in the UK for the Dial wearable ‘smartcuff’ device ahead of its launch on 13 May. The Dial’s innovative model allows access to millions of tracks without the need for any additional subscription.

Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital, commented:

“The musical.ly contract win highlights 7digital’s continued global expansion as the Company increases its reach into further territories, while availability of the i.am+ Dial for pre-order marks a significant moment in this long-term partnership. We’re delighted to be working with both clients on innovative products that take full advantage of the ways in which people around the world now consume, discover and share content online and on the move.”

7digital premieres Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) content

HI-RES AUDIO

London, UK and Las Vegas, US, January 7 2016 – 7digital, leading B2B digital music and radio services company, announces their first content available in MQA, a new revolutionary end-to-end technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download.

Following the announcement of their global strategic partnership as the leading platform provider of MQA, from January 11, 7digital will for the first time have indie label content available in this higher quality format on their platform for B2B clients. This content will also be available for download by customers of both the 7digital D2C web store and mobile apps, with the company becoming the first digital music platform provider to offer MQA for both download and streaming.

In addition, Onkyo – one of the world’s foremost creators of innovative home entertainment products – is working with 7digital to include the new MQA technology into its high resolution audio store, onkyomusic. From January 8, users will be able to access indie label MQA content in onkyomusic, a store powered by 7digital (branded e-onkyo music in Japan). Onkyo, and its subsidiary Pioneer, are also launching digital audio players with MQA playback capability.

Currently, 7digital has 46 B2B clients running digital music services accessible to consumers in 33 countries around the world. The company also has licensing rights in 82 countries, to enable quick time-to-launch for prospective new client services throughout the world.

Pete Downton, Chief Commercial Officer of 7digital, commented:

“Our existing reach, coupled with the proposed acquisition of French B2B digital music provider Snowite, gives us an unrivalled footprint for enabling future growth in the digital music streaming market globally. A great deal of work has gone into making MQA ready for our commercial partners and we are excited to be serving up this advanced and necessary technology to our existing and prospective clients. 2016 will be the year that 7digital and MQA offer master quality, high resolution music to the world’s digital services, thereby eradicating the need for music fans to sacrifice quality for convenience.”

Bob Stuart, creator of MQA, added:

“MQA transforms music listening by delivering every nuance and subtlety of the original studio performance. 7digital’s commitment to excellence and sound quality has made the team a natural partner for MQA as we’ve prepared for the launch of this revolutionary technology. We are delighted to be working together to expand the MQA music library and bring the experience of the studio to the masses.”

Hiroshi Izutani, President, Onkyo USA, commented:

“Customers of Onkyo are passionate about audio quality, and our mission is to ensure they are able to listen to their favorite music, in the highest fidelity, on their chosen device. With our partners 7digital, we are proud to be providing consumers the option to listen in master quality with MQA – whether at home or on the move.”

Included in this MQA premiere is catalogue from Nordic label 2L, nominated for 23 GRAMMYs over the last decade for its innovative sound recordings.

Morten Lindberg, owner of 2L and GRAMMY-nominated balance engineer and recording producer, remarked:

“2L is a premium brand music label with very high production values. It’s important to us that all our output maintains the flawless standards we are known for throughout the industry. Collaborating with both 7digital and MQA enables us to use the best in new technology to share with music fans exactly what we experience live at recording venues and in our mastering studio, which is hugely exciting.”

MQA has also announced support from a range of playback partners including AURALiC, Aurender, Bluesound, Berkeley Audio, dCS, Kripton, Ixion, Meridian Audio, Mytek, Onkyo and Pioneer. In addition, HTC will demo a prototype device – the One A9 smartphone – with MQA playback capability at CES in Las Vegas this week.

7digital CCO Pete Downton will be appearing on the CES International News Stage on Friday January 8 (1pm, PST) and will also be available to meet with press at the event upon request.

About 7digital

7digital is a B2B digital music and radio services company. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

7digital fosters industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Onkyo, Guvera, OpenLIVE, and The Overflow. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC, launching Radioplayer in multiple territories, and powering services for partners like HMV, Panasonic and ROK Mobile, 7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next-generation radio services.

About MQA

Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, the MQA team has created a technology that captures the full magic of an original studio performance.  MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. It is backwards compatible, so will play on any device and because it’s fully authenticated, the listener can be sure they are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio. MQA is the first technology to capture this crucial timing information – to transport the listener to the original performance.

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Technics TRACKS Expands

HI-RES AUDIO

Along with the election of a new Prime Minister, Canada is getting a new hi-resolution download store in the form of Technics TRACKS. Technics TRACKS (tracks.technics.com) – a new, hi-res audio download service will have a comprehensive collection of 24-bit FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) audio tracks and is powered by 7digital. Music lovers in Canada can now select from hundreds of thousands of 24-bit/192kHz tracks and millions of 16 bit/44.1kHz songs with no compromises, and all the convenience of digital downloads. 

What is High-Resolution Audio?

Simply put, hi-res audio delivers clearer, more dynamic sound than other file formats, especially the MP3. The nuances and depth of sound available through hi-res audio is difficult to describe, but some in the industry have compared these two formats to listening to music underwater versus listening to it above water.  

 “I’ve spent a lot of time in recording studios with artists, and this is easily the closest I’ve experienced to actually being there – it’s incredible,” says Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations and Label Relations, eOne Music Canada. “You really don’t know what you’re missing until you hear it. I got goosebumps and teared up when I heard music in 24-bit FLAC hi-res format– including songs I’ve heard a thousand times.”

Technically speaking, the highest quality MP3 file has a bit rate – a measurement used to assess audio clarity –   of 320kbps. Hi-res music files that Canadians can now download through Technics Tracks have a bit rate of 9216kbps, which is approximately 28 times that of an MP3.     

“It’s a game changer,” says Alper.  “Technics Tracks is bringing pure music into Canadian homes.”

Why Technics Tracks?

Technics Tracks offers consumers the ability to easily download over hundreds of thousands of songs from artists that reflect all tastes. If classic rock is your go-to genre, download Neil Young’s 1972 classic Live at Massey Hall, or Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon; if beautiful jazz vocalists are your weakness, search for Diana Krall or Emilie-Claire Barlow; if instrumental solos please your ears, get lost in the piano of Keith Jarrett or the guitar of Jesse Cook; if you just want to dance, bust a move to Daft Punk or Ed Sheeran.

 “Listening to music can be an intensely emotional experience,” says Peter Bolte, GM Marketing for Consumer Products, Panasonic Canada. “For the past two decades, consumers have been experiencing a muffled version of music, enjoyed in isolation, and predominately delivered through earbuds. Our vision for Technics Tracks is to bring high-quality audio back to the masses so that they can experience the depth of sound – and connection – that a person feels when they hear clear music, through speakers, in the company of others who share their love of a certain track, album or artist.”

Technics Tracks has been built in partnership with 7digital, a leading global digital music and radio platform operator, to ensure that the store carries tracks from the world’s largest and most important record companies, including all majors, high profile classical and jazz labels, as well as titles from an unprecedented number of independent labels.  Technics Tracks is also a rich source of editorial and video content on hi-res audio releases. Hi-res Tracks start from $0.79 CAD and albums from $10.99 CAD.  

Along with Technics Tracks, Technics also offers two hi-res stereo systems in the Canadian market:  The Premium Class C700 series and the Reference Class R1 Series, which retail for approximately $6,000 and $70,000 respectively. Technics also plans to launch additional audio equipment in early 2016.

“It’s important for consumers to understand, however, that Technics Tracks files can be played on other systems outfitted for FLAC files,” says Bolte.  “For example, the Panasonic PMX70, PMX9, and PMX100, which range in price from $350-$600, are equipped to play hi-res audio.”

To browse the catalogue of music available, visittracks.technics.com.

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Technics is the brand name of HiFi audio products owned by Panasonic Corporation. A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on Technics’ products can visit technics.com.

7digital and Imagination partner to power global internet radio services

PRESS RELEASE

7digital to sell FlowRadio service to brands globally

London, UK, September 04 2015 – 7digital, a leading global digital music and radio platform, today announces that it has agreed a partnership with Imagination to sell its FlowRadio internet radio aggregation service internationally.

FlowRadio incorporates a full directory of global internet radio services with instant access to over 25,000 stations worldwide, in addition to ‘listen again’ programmes and around 270,000 podcast episodes. FlowCloud technology connects devices to the internet and provides access to FlowRadio. It includes state-of-the-art APIs to interact with devices and back-end management tools including full support for account management and portal hosting.

The partnership will allow 7digital to power comprehensive IP radio services for other brands via the FlowRadio platform, complementing and adding to 7digital’s existing portfolio of digital music and radio services.

As part of the announcement, 7digital and Imagination will jointly enhance and develop the FlowRadio platform, while maintaining long-term support to third parties already using the service.

Additionally, in-car entertainment manufacturer Pioneer has licensed the FlowRadio internet radio service for its in-vehicle app program.

“Radio is in 7digital’s DNA, and the combination of our expertise in this space and Imagination’s FlowRadio platform opens up exciting opportunities to further develop the global radio ecosystem”, commented Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital. “As a result of this partnership, 7digital’s clients will be able to leverage the leading internet radio service to tap into the continuing popularity – and current resurgence – of radio for their customers. We are now able to offer licenses that provide access to the world’s radio, as well as huge music catalogues, and innovative products that link the two together.”

Tony King-Smith, Imagination’s EVP of marketing, commented: “This announcement is an important milestone for our connected radio strategy and the availability of our FlowRadio platform to other brands. We are fully committed to radio in all its forms at Imagination and believe that radio will continue to thrive and dominate the audio landscape worldwide. 7digital is already a long-term partner for Imagination and this announcement is a natural extension of that partnership and we look forward to working together to bring what we believe is the best internet radio platform available to as many people as possible.”

For more information on Flow Radio, please visit www.flowlive.com

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Editor’s notes:

The internet radio and podcast content powered by Flow will be available through Pioneer’s AppRadioLIVE app as an in-app purchase called the Pioneer Radio Collection for €2.99. The AppRadioLIVE app is available now on iOS and coming soon to Android.

About 7digital

7digital are the power behind innovative digital listening experiences. Their robust, scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global rights are used to create comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside proven product knowledge, 7digital offer award-winning radio production and music curation services, superior editorial strategy and content management expertise, making them a leading partner in this space.

7digital foster industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Panasonic, Onkyo, Mariposa, Guvera, OpenLIVE, ROK Mobile, and The Overflow. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC, launching Radioplayer in multiple territories and powering services for partners like Samsung, BlackBerry and T-Mobile, 7digital are perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next generation radio services.

Visit http://about.7digital.com for more information.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies – a global leader in multimedia, processor, communication and cloud technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU and embedded processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE and cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com

Thoughts on Music Data

DEVELOPERS

by Alan Hannaway, 7digital Product Owner for Data 

We often ask ourselves How different do you think our listening experience will be in the next ten years? It’s a difficult question to answer, but a great one to ask. Serving an industry where there is constant change, the question brings us right back to where we should be focused: the way people experience music and radio.

Having powered music and radio services for over 10 years, 7digital knows how to deliver listening experiences that delight millions of people. We regularly reflect on what works, and what doesn’t. Sometimes it is clear what works well, and if you have a culture where you fail early and loudly (we do; it is part of our tech manifesto) you can sometimes see exactly what you did wrong. It’s not always easy though, and when the reason for something happening is not at all clear, finding out why it happened is difficult. How can you make sure the reasons you say something happened, are because of the reason you have identified? Correlation does not imply causation.

When we think about the future, we need a way to look back, and with confidence and accuracy, inform our plans on what to do next. For this, we use data, as a tool. Like any tool, the way you use it determines what you get from it. Data is a difficult tool to use correctly, but if you learn to put data in its place, it becomes incredibly effective. It raises your confidence when making decisions. It helps you reflect accurately on what you’ve done and it validates your thoughts. You learn from it.

When it’s possible to measure everything, you run the risk of over-analyzing the wrong things. So how do you ensure the data you are looking at tells you something that you can trust in order to make a confident decision? The answer for us is context. Specifically, data context (not to be confused with current trend of using the word context in music).

To help with the description and adoption of this idea, we developed the 7digital Music Data Context Map.

Music Data Context Map

There are three core elements to providing a digital music and radio service; Music, Audience & Service. With any one missing, you don’t have much left. At 7digital, we have deep reach to all parts of each. We have a music catalogue of over 32M tracks, served to an audience of millions of people, through a brilliant variety of services

As a tool, we place the reports and insights that we use in our decision making on this map.

Consider a report that provides insights on subscribers’ skipping behaviour on streaming services. Before analysing the data, and attempting to derive insights, we put the report on the context map. It resides somewhere between Audience (subscribers) and Service (streaming).

With the aid of the map, we can quickly determine the report’s value. We know what it tells us, and don’t get distracted by wondering where the value lies.

The context map also serves a second benefit. It helps you maximise value from any given data point, or collection of reports. This is important, as preparing data can be expensive and time consuming. 

For example, the above report becomes valuable to more people when you add further dimensions to it. You gain greater insight into music consumption if you look at the same behaviour across different genres of music that people stream. Likewise, greater insight into the audience is possible if you consider where the music was discovered, and enhanced service insight is gleaned when exploring the same behaviour on hybrid streaming/radio services. 

By adding more dimensions, the value of the data increases. As a strategy internally, we strive to always improve map coverage. Any given report, or series of reports that are developed, are placed on the map, and careful consideration is given to ensure we are able to accurately describe the data we have. When things converge near the center of the map, we know we’re doing a good job at delivering maximum value, to the greatest number of people. This benefits our own plans, and those of our partners. Ultimately, it focuses us and we do a better job for the listener.

For more updates on the role that data plays at 7digital, including reports sharing insights on music, audience and service, follow us on twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, and bookmark our blog.

About the author:

Alan joined 7digital as Product Owner for Data in 2015, with a responsibility for ensuring the company are extracting value from and developing a line of data products. Prior to 7digital, Alan worked in a variety of roles, most recently, providing data to the entertainment industry through his own startup. Alan started his career working as a researcher in computer science, focusing his interests on the application of technology to measure the scale and distribution of content consumption on large Internet networks. @alanhannaway