Napster is to bring digital music to the US military.

Under the deal all branches of the US military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and retired military personnel and their families, will get access to Napster's catalogue of 750,000 tracks.

Napster will offer authorised customers specially discounted rates on its subscription service and download store.

Napster CEO Chris Gorog said: "When we learned of the demand for digital music within the military community, particularly from overseas, we immediately dedicated resources to meeting that need. Whether our military personnel are working on a base overseas or here in the United States, whether they are on active duty or in the reserves, all members of the armed forces and their families can now securely and safely access their favourite music when they want it, wherever they are in the world."

Commander Maj. Gen. Kathryn Frost of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) said: "The AAFES expects that delivering music through the Internet will help provide the latest entertainment to troops in deployed locations. It is always great when AAFES can deliver another service to our customers... wherever they are."