Our Annual Event RecapPosted by Kelaine Blades on October 24th, 2012 – 2 Comments
The 18th of October was a big day for us bringing together the culmination of 6 months of hard work in a spectacular public reveal. We’ve been busy signing new deals, reshaping the company brand and making big plans for the future. Our annual event was the perfect time to unveil it all!
In keeping with our heritage of being one of the first tech companies in London’s Tech City, we held our event at the Brickhouse in Shoreditch. We had a packed venue with over 200 industry representatives present ranging from labels to consumer electronics manufacturers to press. Expanding beyond the venue we had a large number of remote viewers watching the live webcast of the event, in locations ranging all the way from New York to the the west coast of Australia.
It was a night of big announcements with Charlie Millar at RIM announcing our partnership for the new Blackberry 10 smartphones and Ben Drury, our CEO, revealing our $10 million investment to fuel even more 7digital growth. We also had a look at our brand refresh and how it was developed.
Martin Talbot from the UK’s Official Charts Company gave an industry update summarising the transition from physical to digital music sales, with over 90% of singles now being sold in the digital format. Vickie Nauman, our President, North America, gave an update of the market and 7digital growth in 2012. We had a demo of the new 7digital Sonos integration and Paul Mackinnon from Microsoft talked about the excitement surrounding Windows 8, where we have been one of the first music companies with a Metro app.
After the presentations, we set up demo stations showcasing the breadth of our products and partnerships including Music Hub on the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Pure’s new multi room streaming product Jongo, our Win8, Android and Blackberry apps and Fuhu’s Nabi 2 childrens tablet.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a music industry event without some music, drinks and dancing. All of which were thoroughly enjoyed by all!
If you missed the event, you can watch the recorded webcast here and we hope to see you at next year’s event!