7digital launches in US with full catalogue of DRM-free MP3s


MUMBAI: 7digital, the digital media delivery company and home of the MP3, has launched in the United States. The arrival of 7digital provides US consumers with access to millions of DRM-free songs in the MP3 format – including content from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and independent labels – which can be played and shared across any music-enabled device.

"7digital is the ultimate resource for music aficionados and we’re excited to bring our service to the United States with an extremely compelling consumer offering. The high-quality, DRM-free MP3 format is what consumers demand, enabling music lovers to enjoy their favorite content anywhere, at any time," said 7digital CEO Ben Drury.

MP3 downloads from us.7digital.com are compatible with any music player including iPods, iPhones, BlackBerries, MP3 players and mobile phones. 7digital has licensed over 6 million songs for digital distribution globally.

"7digital is a compelling and innovative offering that provides consumers more freedom of choice on where to find and purchase their music online. And we are looking forward to working with 7digital to ensure that consumers continue to have access to the widest selection of music possible whenever, wherever and however they want," said Universal Music Distribution executive vice president and general manager Amanda Marks.

Warner Music Group executive vice president, digital strategy and business development Michael Nash said, "7digital has been a terrific partner for us and a proven hit with consumers in the UK, so we look forward to working with them to bring US  music fans another source of high-quality digital music, not only on 7digital.com, but through their compelling mobile applications as well."