Feeds

Vodafone signs Universal song selection

Catholic range of music, video downloads, ringtones

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Vodafone has licensed Universal Music Group's music and video content catalogue, allowing the mobile phone network to offer songs as audio downloads, video downloads and streams, and ringtones.

The "strategic alliance" doesn't encompass Universal's entire catalogue, at least not initially - only some 100,000 songs will be offered in the first instance. The tracks will be made available on Vodafone's Live! service "within a matter of weeks", the carrier said.

However, Vodafone told The Register the track numbers will grow as new releases and further back-catalogue items are added to the list.

Vodafone said the additions will take the size of its own digital music download catalogue to over 600,000 tracks. The carrier has deals in place with the other three majors - EMI, Sony BMG and Warner - and a number of key indie labels.

The deal is a global one, paving the way for the provision of Universal content across all the geographies in which Vodafone operates. It also lays the ground for future "music and related areas" partnerships, as both companies leverage each others' content and services to promote their own offerings. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?