Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which was said to cash-in on blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code."

Universal Music Group and Sony BMG today (May 19) settled their row over an album which was said to cash-in on blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code."

The two major music companies reached agreement out of court. Terms were not disclosed.

The dispute had focused on the soundtrack to the Ron Howard-directed film, which had its premier at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

UMG, which holds rights to the film's soundtrack, sought an order from the High Court to block Sony BMG from passing off its "Music Inspired By Da Vinci" music collection as the film's official recording.

UMG, which says it is targeting 500,000 sales of its own version, accused Sony BMG of misleading consumers in respect of the authenticity of its CD. Sony BMG denied the allegations.

Both companies released their Da Vinci-related recordings in Britain on May 15.

Dan Brown, author of the bestseller of the same name, recently won a separate High Court battle over claims his book had borrowed central ideas from other titles.