we7 makes the music pay for 6.5 million songs
 
25.08.10: Today, we7, the UK music streaming service announced that it has exceeded 6.5 million licensed songs for its music platform.  The site currently has over 3 million UK users and it announced earlier in the year that it was the first company to demonstrate that the music on-demand ad-funded model can work in the mainstream market.
 
In August 2009, we7 had around 3,000,000 of songs on its site, showing an increase of 116% in the last 12 months.
 
Commenting on the milestone, Steve Purdham, CEO, we7, said: “We have learnt that the quality of the music database was far more important than the size, and having the right songs has always been better for our audience than simply having lots of songs.  However we are ecstatic that we can continue to increase the depth of the music for our users and that we can embrace more artists and labels, paying them a fair amount for every song that is played.”
 
Continuing its policy of constant innovation in the year to date, we7 has launched its iPhone app, its Android app is in beta and there have been numerous functionality updates too, including integrated lyrics, gig data and merchandise finder as well as an innovative advertising partnership with Yahoo!
 
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About we7
we7, the UK’s leading cloud based music streaming service, has over 6.5m songs from major and independent record labels and reaches over 3m UK users each month. Songs can searched clicked and instantly played on internet connected PC’s and smartphones either free in a Ad rich environment or for a monthly subscription if no ads are preferred.