Vodafone and Warner Music Group Sign Deal

Posted Sep 22, 2009

Vodafone and Warner Music Group has signed a deal that will allow the telecommunications company to sell music published by the major label. By signing Warner Music Group, Vodafone has gained the rights to sell music published by the four major music labels in the world. The four major companies include Universal Music Group, Sony Music, EMI Group, and Warner Music.

Warner Music Group artists include James Blunt, Seal, Fleetwood Mac, Shinedown, and Eric Clapton. The music provided by Warner Music Group will be DRM-free too. This means that the music bought between the Vodafone-Warner Music partnership can be copied to iPods too.

“The response to the DRM-free offering in all the markets where it has launched has been incredibly enthusiastic,” stated Vodafone Internet Services Director Pieter Knookin an interview with Reuters. “Our customers love … the flexibility that DRM-free on mobile gives them.”