This means that a catalogue of 8 million odd tracks will be available to a total of 16 countries, and this will be music to the ears of their partners, of whom Spotify is one.
The expansion means that 7digital will have the largest reach of any vendor in Europe, and are looking to be in a solid place financially following HMV’s recent acquisition of half the company for £7.7 million.
Ben Drury, CEO of 7digital, said “This gives us the largest international reach of any MP3 retailer. Our partners and potential clients now have the option to operate digital music promotions across the a vast number of markets, through a single partnership with us”.
According to the press release:
At launch both stores will provide best selling albums at sale prices. The finish store will discount top albums to €5.99, while Norway’s will be priced at 56NOK.
Regular tracks and album pricing on the Finish store are €0.99 and €9.99 respectively. In Norway tracks are 8NOK while albums start at 80NOK. Both stores will sell content from all four major labels plus key independents including Bonnier Amigo, Phonophile and Artspages.
Sounds like a bargain to my ears.