Online music delivery company and Sony Music Entertainment have settled a copyright infringement lawsuit and will enter into a non-exclusive deal for to use Sony's music, the companies announced in a statement late yesterday.

Under the agreement, will be able to use Sony music in its system, including the Beam-It and Instant Listening services. allows users to listen to their own music from the Music Manager, a "personal digital locker" on the Internet. Before they listen to selections on the Music Manager, users have to verify they own the CDs.

As part of the settlement between the two companies, agreed to pay Sony £13 million in damages for past violations of copyright.

In the future will pay 'royalty' payments to Sony every time a visitor downloads a track by one of the label’s artists.