EMI adding over 400,000 new tunes to We7's free streaming library

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sex-pistols-emi-catalogue-added-to-we7.jpgWe7, the free-to-use ad-funded music site that’s famously the brainchild of musical wildcard Peter Gabriel will, finally, soon feature the Peter Gabriel back catalogue in its listings.

This is thanks to music goliath EMI announcing a deal to stick 400,000 of its songs up on the streaming service before the end of the year, a move which will significantly boost the amount of content on the rapidly-growing free music site. Sony BMG and Warner Music are already onboard, creating what’s known as a digital media full house.

Incidentally, We7 isn’t working in Firefox for me. I had to load the site up in Google’s fancy new Chrome browser in order to listen to Robbie Williams’ passable-but-unremarkable cover version of the Pet Shop Boys’ “I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind Of Thing.” There’s one little victory on Day One of the browser wars for Google.

(Via We7)

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Gary Cutlack

3 comments

  • Gary thanks for the post, just interested in the issues that you have in Firefox. If you have a minute let me know, we would love to find out
    Steve
    CEO We7
    steve@we7.com

    • Hey Steve!

      Yes, it’s hanging with no sound on Firefox 3.0.1. Just given it another go and I’m getting the same thing.

      And yes, I have remembered to turn my speakers on…

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