We7 Intros Premium Subs As Music Sites Cut Cloth Accordingly

As free-music websites begin to realise they’re not making enough money to pay for the tunes their users play, Peter Gabriel-backed We7 is following Last.fm by introducing a premium subscription feature. Coming this summer, the model exactly matches Spotify’s own price system – £9.99 a month or £0.99 a day to listen to streamed music without ads.

That doesn’t mean We7 is ditching its free, ad-supported option, which will continue for non-subscribers. But, with YouTube crying to PRS For Music about proposed rates reform, and with Last.fm now charging