‘Free’ music website goes live

Music by the likes of Leona Lewis and Mark Ronson is available now

Songs by artists on the Sony/BMG label, including those by the likes of Mark Ronson and Leona Lewis, are available on a free music website.

Users on the We7 website can listen to music free while they are online, with ten-second advertisements played between songs. They must still pay to download songs.

Steve Purdham of We7 told BBC Newsbeat: “You can pay for a track with money, but most people don’t like to do it these days. So the deal we are giving is free music in return for some of your time.”

The website currently has a catalogue of around 250,000 songs. As well as the new additions from Sony/BMG, songs by artists including Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson are available.