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TechCrunch: 7digital Expands Streaming Music Presence To India, South Africa and South America
/ February 22, 2013 2:45 pm

TechCrunch reports that 7digital, the UK-based digital music streaming company, announced that it is expanding into the emerging markets of India, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, where it has made deals with labels to increase its collection of 22 million songs. The expansion puts 7digital ahead of Spotify, which is in 26 countries. 7 digital provides a direct-to-consumer service but also partners with Samsung and Pure to boost its Music Hub and radio music services on connected devices, smartphones, tablets and music players. Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, said in a statement, “We’ve seen strong growth in mobile throughout 2012, and believe it will become the largest platform for music in 2013. The natural route for us is further international expansion in territories where we’re seeing strong mobile growth.” Read more

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