BlackBerry Renews Mobile Music Agreement with 7Digital
Published on: 20th Aug 2014
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UK based digital music supplier, 7digital says that it has extended its existing contract to provide mobile music services to BlackBerry devices.
All users of the current BlackBerry World storefront have been sent details of new arrangements for them to continue to use their "lockers" for both storing music as well as purchasing new music. Users will be given 12 months to transition to new lockers, and 7digital has reached a contractual arrangement with BlackBerry to manage these transition arrangements.
In addition, 7digital will manage the new lockers and has created a new app for BlackBerry users from which they can continue to purchase music.
7digital will also take over the sales of music from BlackBerry, now retaining all profit margin earned on track sales which had previously been shared with Blackberry. Blackberry will pay 7digital monthly fees for use of the 7digital platform up to August 2015.
Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital, Commented: "We are pleased to have agreed new terms with BlackBerry to provide its users with access to music. This arrangement ensures both the continuation of our relationship with BlackBerry and our ability to sell music to its users."
The company added that the change to the financial arrangements are not expected to have a material impact on its revenues.