Sony BMG Music Entertainment has become the third major label to sign an international content deal with Last.fm, the U.K.-based online music-recommendation service.

Sony BMG joins EMI Music Group and Warner Music Group that are allowing recordings by their acts to be streamed on Last.fm's Web site. Works handled by online-music aggregators such as the Orchard and IODA are also cleared for use on Last.fm.

Subscribers can listen to tracks and then buy downloadable versions via online music stores such as Amazon and 7digital.

Last.fm hit the news headlines recently when it was sold to U.S.-media group CBS for £141 million (284 million).

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