Sony BMG and Warner Music are working with Seattle-based Melodeo to take mobile music downloads to cell phones in Asia.

Here is the full statement. John Cook has more here.

Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group are tossing their weight behind Access China Media Solutions, a joint venture formed last year by Melodeo and Tokyo-based Access Co. As part of the deal, the joint venture will receive an undisclosed investment from Sony BMG and Warner Music.

“Melodeo is committed to providing solutions that enable the delivery of on-demand digital content in the most user-friendly mode. As part of the Access China Media Solutions joint venture, we are pleased to work with such content and technology leaders as Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Access,” said Melodeo founder Bill Valenti in a press release issued today.

(First posted 1/24)