7digital Founder Makes 40 Under 40 List
Ben Drury, founder and CEO of digital media company, 7digital, has been named in Billboard’s 40 Under 40 list, a report in the publication’s Power Players series. The award honours rising young executives who are pushing the music industry forward.
Since founding 7digital with James Kane in 2004, Drury has grown the company from a bootstrapped startup to a leading open music platform. In its early years, 7digital served as a digital back end provider to the UK major labels. This grew into a direct-to-consumer music offering, and 7digital was the first company in Europe to secure a 100 per cent DRM-free music catalogue. Mobile sales via 7digital tripled in the US last year, and the company recently completed a deal with Samsung to become the global download and streaming partner for the company’s new Music Hub service on Samsung devices.
You can see the full list here.