London-based digital music provider Omnifone and PC manufacturer HP have announced a partnership on a pre-loaded unlimited music offer for 16 HP models in 10 European countries.

The deal was announced at MIDEM Jan. 25 and will provide unlimited access to millions of tracks from all four major music labels and leading independent labels.

The MusicStation Desktop unlimited platform will be preloaded on the entire range of new HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario and HP Envy models, featuring up to 14 days free trial of unlimited music access for every purchaser of HP PCs.

MusicStation will enable users of new HP PCs in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland to download tracks on their computer for a monthly subscription. Subscribers can also download and keep their favorite 10 tracks forever in DRM-free MP3 file format each month.

The monthly fee is £8.99 ($14.50) in the U.K. and €9.99 ($14) in Europe

"Omnifone is proud to partner with HP, the world's largest PC manufacturer, to deliver MusicStation to consumers on millions of PCs in 10 countries across Europe," said Rob Lewis, CEO of Omnifone, in a statement. "The HP rollout sees MusicStation Desktop preinstalled on multiple HP PCs, available in seven languages with each territory featuring an individually tailored music catalogue from Omnifone's roster of over 6.5 million tracks.

"We look forward to extending our partnership onto even more PCs and territories, to ensure consumers have the ability to gain legitimate access to the world's music on every HP PC they purchase," he added.

Charl Snyman, VP, Personal Systems Group, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at HP, commented: "Partnering with Omnifone will enable HP to deliver music to millions of HP PC users across 10 countries in Europe on our Pavilion, Presario and Envy PCs.

"Starting today, HP PC users in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland can try MusicStation for free for up to 14 days, get access to millions of tracks, keep their favorite tracks permanently and share music and playlists with other MusicStation users."

The major labels also signaled their support for the move.

"Universal is working closely with PC manufacturers to support the introduction of legitimate music access across mainstream connected consumer electronics," said Rob Wells, SVP, digital, Universal Music Group International. "With its huge scale and user base, HP's 10 country introduction of Omnifone's MusicStation unlimited music service for the PC will help encourage legitimate access to digital music content from Universal Music and all the other major and independent labels."