Universal Music has signed on with BigPondMusic.com, Telstra's music download site, the managing directors of BigPond and Universal, announced today.
Justin Milne and George Ash said this would give customers access to music by artists such as Abba, B.B. King, Bjork, Black eyed Peas, Bob Marley, Eminem, 50 Cent, INXS, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Limp Bizkit, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain, Sonic Youth, Stevie Wonder, The Who and Tricky.
Tracks cost $1.49 for BigPond account holders and $1.89 for non-BigPond account holders.
BigPond account holders do not need to register. Other first-time users have to do so.
Tracks are only available in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format.
Downloaded content can be burned to CDs up to 3 times, and "checked" into portable digital music players.