Artists with profiles on the social networking site Bebo can now sell their music to fans directly through the site via iTunes.

Any artist whose music is already available on iTunes can now add links to the digital music store on their Bebo profile. Bebo will also offer a free iTunes download a week, based on Apple's existing promotion.

The deal between Apple and Bebo is limited to the UK and Ireland at this time, which counts about 8.8 million of Bebo's 33 million members worldwide.