It was the unit’s advance recording features, like the ability to record up to 50 hours of programming and receive alerts whenever a specific song or artist is played, that provoked the label to sue for “massive wholesale infringement.”

Neither company disclosed the details of the agreement, which includes a confidentiality clause. Instead, both companies released a joint statement:

“As part of the agreement, UMG becomes the first music company to reach a multiyear deal covering all XM radios with advanced recording functionality, including both those currently available as well as future product releases.”

But despite the lack of details pertaining to the agreement, it’s a safe bet that Universal managed to squeeze some cash out of XM. The record label has been making news for its creative agreements with technology and technology-related companies lately.

Last year UMG struck a deal with Microsoft that resulted in the latter paying Universal one dollar for every Zune sold. The dollar-per-unit fee was to cover any copyright issues that might rise due to Zune’s wireless song-sharing capabilities.

More recently, Universal cut a deal with Nokia to supply music for the company’s “Comes With Music” devices where certain Nokia devices and phones come with a year’s supply of free music.

“We are pleased to have resolved this situation in an amicable manner,” UMG chief exec Doug Morris said.