London music tech company 7digital picked by jazzed streaming service

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by Charlie Spargo

British B2B music-tech company 7digital's platform-as-a-service will be used to power jazz-focused streaming service and digital hub jazzed.

Jazzed is designed to be a place where fans can listen, watch and read about the musical genre. Jazzed will be the first offering of its kind, streaming exclusively jazz and jazz influenced music. It will use 7digital’s API and platform access, playlist tools and catalogue management.

Available on both mobile and desktop, jazzed offers an ad-funded version featuring 10 audio channels and a selection of video content, plus a paid subscription with more than 40 channels and exclusive videos. A premium subscription tier featuring on-demand access to over 5 million tracks is planned for later in the year.

Paul Langworthy, CEO at 7digital, said: “The way people engage with music is changing rapidly. In order to capture the significant future growth in the streaming market, the all-you-can-eat subscription model will be supplemented by more targeted, premium services.

"Jazzed is a perfect example of how 7digital makes it possible for these services to create new compelling music experiences for underserved audiences. It is testament to the versatility of our technology and breadth of our music catalogue, which is enabling 7digital to power the next generation of streaming services.  We are incredibly excited to be working with the jazzed team on their fantastic new music product.”  

Frank Taubert, COO and Co-founder of jazzed, said: “Jazzed is going to change perceptions around jazz, as the first audio-visual streaming subscription service focusing on the genre. Jazzed is marrying the innovativeness of the genre with an innovative digital experience. Being able to rely on 7digital to manage the back-end technical infrastructure and having access to their extensive music catalogue allows us to focus on making the service itself something exciting for Jazz fans old and new"