The Orchard is licensing its music to the DRM-free a la carte music download service operated by file-sharing network LimeWire. The store, launched earlier this year, has existing content from Redeye Distribution, Nettwerk Music Group, and IRIS. The addition of 1.2 million tracks from The Orchard doubles its catalog to more than 2 million songs.

The LimeWire store operates much like any other digital retailer, selling tracks both a la carte and taking an eMusic-like approach and selling tiered bulk "subscriptions" that offer anywhere from 25 to 75 songs a month on a sliding pay scale.

The company remains embroiled in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major labels against its popular P2P music network.