The Rolling Stones have signed an exclusive recording agreement to release their next album through the Universal Music Group.

The one-album deal, for the soundtrack CD to Martin Scorsese's film 'Shine A Light', is due to be released in March.

It will be released both physically and digitally across Universal Music's labels worldwide and will be released in Britain by Polydor.

The announcement is another to stricken record label EMI, to which the band have been signed in the past.