BlackBerry and 7digital partnering again for music service
After announcing earlier this summer that their music store tucked into BlackBerry World was shutting down, 7digital and BlackBerry will be working together again to sell music to BlackBerry users. 7digital will be taking all the profits from music sales this go-around, as opposed to the revenue share they had with BlackBerry previously. On top of that, BlackBerry will be paying 7digital monthly fees for the service. This new deal will offer music for purchase through BlackBerry devices up until August 2015.
7digital had been working on a new solution pretty much as soon as the media portions of BlackBerry World were cut and released their standalone Android app as a stopgap until then. Here's what Simon Cole, 7digital CEO had to say on the latest deal.
"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."
We have no idea what this new music service will look like or if it's really even new it could just be the Android app, but there are a few things we'd all like to see. What would you want from an official BlackBerry music service? Do you want to keep paying for songs a la carte, or would you like a subscription service?