MP3.com has inked a deal with Warner Brothers.

The deal means MP3.com will promote Warner Brother's musical artists through the Internet for two years, and has been granted the licence to present the labels' music and videos on its Web site for three. The company licensed Warner's back catalogue artists in June.

Warners will use MP3.com as an avenue to promote its artists. It will mount email campaigns and conduct online marketing, according to reports from the Industry Standard.

This is a new working relationship for both companies. MP3.com began the year as an industry-pariah, facing litigation from all the major labels. Now the dust has settled, conventional music-distribution is moving online.

In mid-November MP3.com settled its last dispute with a major label, agreeing to pay Universal $53.4 million for copyright violations.