Partnerships between music subscription services and telecommunications companies have been fairly common in Europe and elsewhere outside the United States. Here are four examples that are helping shape the digital music business.

 

Spotify and Vodafone (U.K.): Subscribers to Vodafone's new fourth-generation service can get up to two years of Spotify Premium included with the service. One challenge for Spotify was being offered as a bundle alternative to popular soccer-match video highlights from Sky Sports.

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