Mumbai: At the Nokia Remix event held in London and Singapore, Nokia announced the debut of its pioneering Comes with Music digital entertainment service.
"Comes With Music sets a precedent for consumer value and convenience that the rest of the digital entertainment industry is already copying," said Nokia executive vice president and head entertainment and communities business Tero Ojanpera. "Trying out a music recommendation is spontaneous as customers can download without worrying about the cost of an album or a track – the freedom and simplicity of the service is unparalleled."
Comes With Music offers one year of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalogue and customers can keep all the music that they have downloaded at the end of the year to continue enjoying their music collection. Comes With Music will be available across a range of Nokia devices, including the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and the Nokia N95 8GB and Nokia 5310 Xpress-Music.
EMI Music has joined as the latest major label to support Comes With Music.
"With the launch of Nokia’s Comes With Music, fans now have a new avenue to find and enjoy music from EMI’s catalogue, and our artists have a powerful new way to reach their fans," said EMI Music president digital business Douglas Merrill. "By encouraging music discovery in an innovative and consumer-friendly environment, Comes With Music will continue to push experimentation in the digital music industry."
Comes With Music will also feature a selection of independent music, courtesy of deals with The Orchard (NASD: ORCD), Beggars Group, IODA, the Ministry of Sound, PIAS and Pinnacle. These companies join Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group in supporting Comes With Music. Nokia has also secured music publishing rights from CELAS on behalf of EMI Music Publishing, GEMA on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, SACEM on behalf of Universal Music Publishing, as well as the MCPS-PRS.
The United Kingdom will be the first market to offer Comes With Music with sales planned to start on 17 October. The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Comes With Music edition is expected to cost £129.99