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Internet inks video deal with Warner Music

The online music company enters a video and audio licensing agreement with Time Warner's record label.

Online music company said Thursday that it has entered a video and audio licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, the record label owned by Time Warner.

The deal will allow to feature videos and recordings of Warner Music artists on its Web site. The label will receive technical services from, such as artist Web pages and email-list management to promote its acts.

"Both of these agreements will prove valuable to Warner Music artists and the more than 11 million registered users of," Robin Richards, president of, said in a statement.

Warner Music and in June struck a licensing deal that lets the online music company stream the label's songs on its controversial service, but that agreement did not include features on its artist pages. was at the center of a legal storm when the record industry successfully sued earlier this year. The company reached out-of-court settlements with four of the five major labels: Warner Music, Sony Music Group, EMI Recorded Music and BMG Entertainment. It also agreed to a consent judgment in which it will pay $53.4 million to the remaining label, Universal Music Group.'s legal troubles began when it created a database of some 80,000 songs that could be fed to members who proved they had purchased the CDs containing those tracks.

The deal comes just days after rival online music company EMusic filed a lawsuit against, alleging copyright infringement.