Three of the four majors and various independents have signed deals with the online European music community MusicMakesFriends.com.

Universal Music, Sony BMG Music and EMI Music have made their entire digital catalog available to the web platform, which today launched a premium subscription option in addition to its free advertising-supported streaming service.

The pan-European, music-driven community enables users to legally listen to radio programs created by other members. Now more than 1.5 million tracks will also be available on demand alongside other features for a monthly fee. The Luxembourg-based company says more than 80% of all music marketed in Europe is now available on the site.

Independent labels have also linked up with MusicMakesFriends.com, around 9,000 of them through digital music distributor the Orchard.

"These agreements with Universal, Sony BMG, EMI and independent labels are convincing proof that we are on the right track with our strategy of offering a completely legal service," says CEO Bruno Chauvat in a statement. "We will continue to move in the direction of licensing legally released catalogues in order to provide a feature-rich service that offers new ways of listening to music."

All members of the online community can stream free full-track radio programs as many times as they wish. The new premium service operates in nine countries: the U.K., Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland. For a monthly fee of £7 ($13.85), without any contract, users have 20GB of storage and unlimited access to the premium catalog.

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