The UK-based digital, which supplies NME.COM‘s music streaming service, platform is charging 77 cents (48p) per track – roughly 20 per cent cheaper than iTunes and Amazon – at its US store, which was launched yesterday (October 6).
“We could have launched in the US earlier,” he told Billboard.biz. “But we wanted to wait for BlackBerry – launching with them on board gives us an angle, because you’ll never see iTunes on a BlackBerry.”
The BlackBerry application is available to users in the US, UK, Germany and Spain. 7digital‘s catalogue currently features eight million tracks.