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  • We7 Music Map takes tunes to the tube... sort of
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    We7 Music Map takes tunes to the tube... sort of

    By 29 September 2011

    We7, the free, advertising supported, music streaming service has been revamped and relaunched and, to celebrate, the site has created an interactive map-style playlist based on the most popular artists on the platform over the last year. Its Music Map,...

  • We7 radio music app comes to Android
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    We7 radio music app comes to Android

    By 7 March 2011

    We7 had announced the launch of its new radio service, in the form of a new mobile app, which will hit Android phones before any other. The new mobile service will enable you to create your own personalised radio content on your handset - and best of...

  • we7 bigs up Internet Radio Plus
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    we7 bigs up Internet Radio Plus

    By 10 November 2010

    we7 has come out all guns blazing, promising to revolutionise personal radio and compete with the likes of Spotify and Last.fm as it promotes a series of innovations for its Internet Radio Plus service. Pocket-lint spoke with we7 CEO Steve Purdham, who...

  • We7 Android app takes on Spotify
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    We7 Android app takes on Spotify

    By 20 September 2010

    UK music streaming service We7 is the latest to announce that it has launched an Android app for music fans looking to listen to their favourite tracks on the go on devices from HTC, Motorola and Samsung. Users are able to play music by searching for...

  • Radio news transmitting to We7
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    Radio news transmitting to We7

    By 13 July 2010

    We7, the browser based music streaming service, has announced a tie-up with the Guardian Media Group (GMG) whereby it will broadcast radio news broadcasts in between songs. The real-time, integrated news bulletins will allow you to keep up with what's...

  • Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming
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    Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

    By 12 April 2010

    Personalized music radio service Last.fm has announced that it's dropping the on-demand section of its offering in favour of a number of partnerships with other sites that offer on-demand streaming music. In most of Europe, that's Spotify, and in the...

  • We7 Premium Plus to launch on 1 March
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    We7 Premium Plus to launch on 1 March

    By 24 February 2010

    We just had word from We7 that its iPhone application has made it through Apple's labyrinthine approvals process, paving the way for its mobile music streaming service to finally launch on the handset on 1 March. As previously detailed, the £10/month...

  • Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?
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    Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?

    By 10 February 2010

    Major record label Warner Music, who own recordings from artists as diverse as Muse, A-Ha, Dragonforce and the Monkees, has threatened to stop licensing its music to free streaming services like Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora. Warner's CEO, Edgar Bronfman...

  • We7 launches subscription packages
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    We7 launches subscription packages

    By 27 January 2010

    Music streaming service We7 has announced a couple of subscription packages for its web-based audio offering. There's a version that just removes the ads, and a version that also enables mobile phone access. The ad-removing version is called We7 Premium....

  • Deck your halls with Christmas music
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    Deck your halls with Christmas music

    By 24 December 2009

    It's Christmas. The season of eating, drinking, making merry, and - most importantly - giving. So here's what we're giving you this Christmas - the gift of music. The gift of Cliff Richard, Mr Blobby, and Rage Against the Machine. We're giving you the...

  • We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009
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    We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009

    By 23 December 2009

    Online streaming service We7 has revealed its most-played songs and artists for 2009. As far as the last year goes, We7 says more and more music fans are choosing to listen to their favourite songs online and that it's enjoying "rapid growth". "The ability...

  • TuneChecker helps you find the cheapest music online
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    TuneChecker helps you find the cheapest music online

    By 8 December 2009

    Martin Lewis, the man behind moneysavingexpert, has launched a new music price comparison service on Tuesday, hoping to allow music fans a way to find the cheapest music on the Web. The new site, called TuneChecker.com, is in Lewis' words "all about finding...

  • MySpace Music comes to UK
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    MySpace Music comes to UK

    By 3 December 2009

    MySpace has announced that its MySpace Music streaming service, available for more than a year in the States, has been rolled out in the UK following launches in Australia and New Zealand. The service, which features a "personal music management toolset",...

  • Deezer launches premium desktop client
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    Deezer launches premium desktop client

    By 5 November 2009

    Deezer, a French music startup that rivals Spotify and We7 in providing ad-supported music streaming, has announced a couple of premium subscription options and a desktop client, so you can listen to the service without having a browser window open. The...

  • Which is the best online music service?
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    Which is the best online music service?

    By 12 October 2009

    With Sky's announcement of the company's upcoming service, Sky Songs, we finally have proof that every man and his dog is getting in on the music scene. As a consumer, though, the picture just gets that little bit more complicated. If you want all the...

  • Unlimited music service Sky Songs hits beta
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    Unlimited music service Sky Songs hits beta

    By 2 October 2009

    It's been well over a year since UK broadcaster Sky officially announced plans to create an unlimited music service, and it's only now just about to go into a limited beta testing phase. Called "Sky Songs", there's a website up and running now with a...

  • Beatles tracks now available to stream free online
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    Beatles tracks now available to stream free online

    By 18 September 2009

    The Beatles are finally available online! Well not quite, but UK music site We7 is offering some Fab Four tunes as sung by Sir Paul McCartney. Hit play in the box above to hear the tunes, or head over to We7.com for the full playlist.

  • Illegal file-sharing drops dramatically
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    Illegal file-sharing drops dramatically

    By 13 July 2009

    A survey of 1000 teenagers, undertaken in January this year, has shown that only 26% admit file-sharing at least once a month, compared to 42% in December 2007. Meanwhile, 65% of teens stream music regularly, with 31% of 14-18-year-olds listening to streaming...

  • We7 hits 2 million users
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    We7 hits 2 million users

    By 8 July 2009

    British free music streaming service We7 has announced that its broken the 2 million users mark over the last month. Interestingly, although the site matches up-start rival Spotify's million users as far as actual We7 site users go, that second mill is...

  • EMI refuses to stream at new PRS rates
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    EMI refuses to stream at new PRS rates

    By 30 June 2009

    EMI Publishing has said that it's not going to be making its catalogue available at the new audio streaming rates for websites, recently published by PRS for Music. The collection society, which organises royalty payments for music publishers, cut its...

  • Job posting suggests Napster planning iPhone app
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    Job posting suggests Napster planning iPhone app

    By 10 June 2009

    In a further expansion of the mobile music sector, and following the recent announcement of mobile apps from Spotify and We7, Napster has joined the party. It's currently recruiting a software engineer via Craigslist, looking for someone with experience...

  • We7 builds iPhone app
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    We7 builds iPhone app

    By 9 June 2009

    Music streaming service We7 has announced that it's developing an iPhone and Android application so that users of those phones will be able to listen to ad-funded free music on the go. CEO Steve Purdham told Pocket-lint: "The first version of the We7...

  • Five New Year's Eve party music ideas
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    Five New Year's Eve party music ideas

    By 29 December 2008

    You've got the booze cupboard stocked, the munchies out and the living room floor cleared for some dancing. But what about the music? Here are five surefire gadgets and services to get the party started. last.fm Imagine a radio station that only plays...

  • We7 removes ads for festive period
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    We7 removes ads for festive period

    By 18 December 2008

    We7 has announced that it is to remove all audio advertising from millions of music tracks, allowing music fans to listen to as many full tracks and albums as they want over the festive period for free at www.we7.com - completely uninterrupted. For the...

  • We7 launches full service
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    We7 launches full service

    By 11 November 2008

    We7 has launched its full music service in the UK that sees millions of tracks from artists including Kings of Leon, Pink, Nickelback, and Estelle legally and instantly accessible on the site. Described as "an easier and better alternative to piracy",...