Vodafone has launched its Vodafone Music service in the UK, offering song downloads over the air to supported mobile phones at 99p per track, or £7.99 for an album.
The service lets customers preview songs, download tracks directly to their mobile and offers immediate playback of purchased tracks.
Available music is searchable and tracks purchased on another handset can be transferred to a new one.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK has hired former Vodafone Director of Global Content Development, Graeme Ferguson, as the label’s Senior Vice President digital and strategic partnerships.
Ferguson joined Vodafone in August 2002 to lead the Content Development Team for Vodafone Global Products and Content Services. In his time he oversaw the launch of the Vodafone Live! portal, achieved several landmark sports deals and was also responsible for introducing other forms of rich-media content through Vodafone Live!, including full-track music from the majors, Europe’s first 3D games and the first-ever launch of made-for-mobile content developed with 20th Century Fox.