London – U.K. streaming music service We7 announced on
Wednesday a new focus on personalized Web radio, noting that users prefer a
"Pandora-like" experience to its current model that provides
The company launched its Internet Radio Plus service in
January, providing users with a radio station tailored after an artist or song
By September, CEO Steve Purdham says, "more than 55% of tracks
were being accessed through radio rather than on-demand."
We7 further told Music
Ally that in October, 63% of all site visitors and 83% of regular visitors used
the radio service.
"This is a massive hint on how people want to listen to
music. Put simply, it states ‘entertain me but let me have control when I want
it,’" Purdham added.
"I have to admit that this positive consumer
shift to Radio streams does benefit the economics of the we7 financial model
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