Social network and shopping site Musicane has signed licensing agreements with Sony BMG and EMI Music. Elements of the two majors' digital catalogs will be sold in MP3 format at www.musicane.com and through the Musicane widget, which is embedded on various artist blogs, social network profiles and personal Web sites.

California-based Musicane reached an agreement with Universal Music Group earlier this year to sell its catalog in MP3 format.

"We are honored to be working with the largest labels in the music industry to help them reach their consumers more directly," said Musicane president & COO Vikramaditya Jain in a statement.

"At Musicane, our core belief is that music is the unifying lifestyle driver, particularly online through fans' social networks and related blogs. By partnering with the largest content providers and their artists, we have built a win-win business model for distributing and retailing products to today's growing online communities."

However, under the terms of the deal, the repertoire from the majors appears to be restricted. The service only claims "more than 100,000 tracks from EMI Music."

Approximately 500,000 people have embedded Musicane widgets on their social network profiles, according to a company statement.

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