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19 décembre 2008

Five prizes for £100 of music to give away with We7

Tell us your top ten Manchester tracks for £100 worth of sounds – and what do you think of our top 25 tunes?

Confidential loves something that is innovative but also has real substance.

We7 is like this.

Led by Steve Purdham, a Cheshire internet entrepreneur, and Peter Gabriel, famed music man, this is a gift that keeps on giving.

The idea is simple. People who log on to get free music consisting of full songs and albums (not snippets) - three million of the buggers. And it gets better, because every time you play a song or album you’re sharing the love as the artist gets paid too.

In other words, instead of stealing tracks from the artists, by being crafty with where you source your music, you’re making sure they get paid too.

This bit of magic is achieved courtesy of We7 placing an ad a couple of seconds long at the beginning of each track. Give it a go, it doesn’t get in the way of your enjoyment at all. If you like the song you can then download it for free onto iTunes or whatever you use.

There is no log on needed either.

But if you do choose to log on, then there’s the whole range of features you’d expect on a tuned in website. You can create profiles, playlists, browse music, read the online magazine, review the charts and unsigned artists and, of course, blog merrily away.

Steve Purdham said, “We launched three weeks ago. This was after building up the music licences over the last 15 months, making sure we can offer enough variety. With three million tunes, we’re ready to go. And we’re proud of what we’ve got. This is the digital equivalent of a good old fashioned record store: it’s all here - indie, drum’n’bass, world music, you name it. And whenever you listen, it’s all legal with the benefits spreading from you to the artists.”

Steve’s right. We love We7 already and will be using it to provide a musical accompaniment to our stories and the extra video content we’re planning from 2009.

We7 loves our independent mindset too: a site for Mancunians owned by Mancunians. To that end they created a Manchester playlist for Confidential. This is the office choice of 25 Manc songs covering four decades to give choice and variety. Click here to play the list.

Tell us what you think. At the same time, we’d like you to create a top ten playlist of Manchester songs and post it in the rant box below. An informal judging panel sitting in a pub on 23 December will choose five winners for £100 of music from We7. Then we'll give someone a nice Christmas present.

The Confidential playlist - click here to play

I’m Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother - The Hollies
Sad Sweet Dreamer - Sweet Sensation
Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees
Pearl’s a Singer - Elkie Brooks
Medicine Man - Barclay James Harvest
Ever Fallen in Love - Buzzcocks
Songs from Under the Floorboards - Magazine
Atmosphere - Joy Division
Nowhere Fast- The Smiths
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays
Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
British People in Hot Weather - The Fall
Some Day - M-People
She’s Gotten Over You - Puressence
Last Broadcast - Doves
Sexiest Man in Jamaica - Mint Royale
Gorecki- Lamb
Never Forget - Take That
Hey Boy, Hey Girl - The Chemical Brothers
She’s Electric - Oasis
One Day Like This - Elbow
That’s Not My Name - The Tings Tings
What Took You So Long? - The Courteeners

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