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McDONALDS are to offer free music downloads.

The fast-food outlets are planning to team up with Sony in the US to offer people who buy a Big Mac Extra Value meal a code worth one free song download at the Sony Connect music store.

Reuters reports that the promotion will launch in the US on June 8 and will run for approximately two months. It is expected the idea will then expand into Europe.

McDonald’s marketing chief Larry Light said: “Music continues to be at the forefront of our leadership marketing strategy.”