Sony Ericsson announced they've reached an agreement with ten music labels to add content to its PlayNow service:
Sony Ericsson, owned by Ericsson and Sony, said the deals added 5 million new tracks to its catalog.
The venture said in a statement late on Sunday it had signed deals with Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, EMI, The Orchard, IODA, The PocketGroup, Hungama, X5Music, Bonnier Amigo, and VidZone.
Sony Ericsson, which made the announcement at a trade show in Cannes, France, said it was negotiating further deals with regional labels.
The company introduced PlayNow in February 2004 as a way to listen to and then purchase ringtones for mobile phones. Since then, it as expanded the service, allowing full music tracks and games to be downloaded and other features. It said PlayNow was available in 32 countries.