Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gaga insanity update #4

7digital One-Ups iTunes

Online MP3 retailer 7digital and Warner Records today announced a new deal that will give 7digital the broadest European coverage of any outlet. Warner, which converted to an all-digital catalog recently, is allowing the retailer to offer high quality downloads of its tracks not only online, but in a number of shops around the EU. Unlike iTunes, 7digital was never bogged down with DRM issues, and seems to have largely side-stepped international licensing concerns. Now that 7digital is available in more European countries than iTunes, the startup certainly seems the retailer to beat. All the details are here.

Your Thursday mid-table R&B Fix

Jade Ewen did not win Eurovision. But she did make a video for an okay song that sounds a lot like a song that would have come out about five years ago. Beware, though,'s a guilty pleasure grower.

Out on Polydor later this fall.