7digital.com is a music store offering WMA, ACC and MP3 files for download. WMA files start at 79p but feature digital rights management (DRM) technology, while MP3 files are DRM-free and priced at 99p.
- Download various audio formats
- Sell your own music online
The company also offers indiestore.com, a service that allows anyone to create their own download store through which they can sell their own records. In comparison, iTunes, Amazon and the other big-name stores won’t deal with unsigned acts or labels. Up to four tracks can be made available for sale.
7Digital.com offers two types of account: Starter is free, while Pro requires a one-off registration fee of £75. Both accounts let you set prices yourself, but any tracks sold from a Pro account qualify for inclusion in the charts. Note that 7Digital takes a 30 percent cut on any tracks sold with a Starter account; a 20 percent slice is taken on songs sold using a Pro account.
7digital.com is suitable for anyone who fancies giving Simon Cowell a run for his money.