Vodafone has signed a deal
with Warner Music Group that will allow it to offer music DRM-free across all
four major labels.
Vodafone said the deal
would make it the first operator to offer access to music from all four majors.
It had previously signed deals with EMI Group, Universal Music and Sony Music.
The Warner music will be
without anti-piracy software, which means it can be played on any device
Meanwhile, the new deal will see Vodafone and Warner
Music working together to offer a range of mobile music products such as
value-added album bundles that contain additional multimedia content.
Vodafone internet services
director, Pieter Knook, said: ‘Warner Music’s addition to our
mobile DRM-free catalogue is really great news for our customers
‘The response to the DRM-free offering in all the markets where it has
launched has been incredibly enthusiastic. Our customers love music and they
love the flexibility that DRM-free on mobile gives them.’