Nokia launches Digital Music Stores in Austria & Switzerland

MUMBAI: The Nokia Music Store in Austria and Switzerland were launched recently. With five million tracks from artists, independent labels, and up-and-coming local acts, the Nokia Music Store lets people enjoy music directly on their Nokia device or personal computer.

"With the launch of the Nokia Music Store, Nokia aims to make available to all Austrian and Swiss users of all ages, the music that they want at any moment they want, with all the facilities that mobility permits nowadays," says Nokia Austria music service manager Michael Lachsteiner.

"The Nokia Music Store is a user-friendly innovation of the market leader. From this partnership the music industry expects a boost in the download segment – in and outside of Austria and Switzerland," added Universal Music Austria managing director Hannes Eder.

Universal Music Switzerland managing director and IFPI Switzerland president Ivo Sacci said, "The Nokia Music Store will support growth in the digital music market."

Individual tracks will cost 1.00 EUR per track and 10.00 EUR per album in Austria, and 1.50 CHF per track and 15.00 CHF per album in Switzerland.