Warner Music France has struck a deal to distribute the recordings of French record label Because Music, with effect from Jan. 1, 2008.

Because was founded in 2004 by former EMI president for Continental Europe Emmanuel de Buretel.

With a roster of artists including Manu Chao, Amadou & Mariam, Justice and Rita Mitsouko, the label to date claims three platinum records and eight gold records.

Since launch, Because catalog has been distributed internationally by Warner International, and in France by Wagram Music. Wagram will keep the local distribution of Manu Chao latest album "La Radiolina" in the French territory.