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Shares in were up 3 to 14 5/8, after recovering from a low of 6 1/2 in April. was hit by a copyright suit by the music industry after it started a service that allowed people to listen to digital copies of records they own, using a kind of virtual storage locker on its Web site. The stock resurged after announcing a licensing pact with BMI in May.

Terms of the arrangement were not available, but is expected to pay Warner Music, a unit of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), between $15 million and $20 million to settle the copyright-infringement claims, the Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper quoted an unidentified source as saying the settlement may be announced as soon as Friday.

Other labels are also in talks with, according to the article. Chief Executive Michael Robertson was travelling and not available for comment, and other officials declined to comment, the newspaper said.

The company announced Wednesday that it had entered a partnership with ReQuest Multimedia Inc. to allow customers to access content and services on the site from a home stereo "digital jukebox'' without the use of a PC.

The two companies said they will also work together to integrate services into ReQuest Multimedia products and technologies.