September 29, 2008

New Launch By Nokia in Spain: the Nokia Music Store

ESPOO, Finland, September 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Nokia has announced the launch in Spain of its new digital music site, Nokia Music Store, which already has a catalogue of more than 4 million songs amongst which can be found the highest-selling records, independent record labels, and new national talent. With the launch of the store, Spanish consumers can enjoy music of all types on their mobile device or PC whenever they want and however they want, using a combination of downloads and streaming services.

The catalogue of the Nokia Music Store is focused on the local market, strongly associated with the consumer, as more than 70% of the music that is sold in Spain is local. To achieve this, there is a team in each country to determine more closely the tastes of each region, something completely innovative and distinctive from other digital music stores. Its search engine enables the differentiation between genres such as Flamenco, Latin music, Alternative or Electronic, to name a few.

La Oreja de Van Gogh, Pereza, Melendi, Amaral, Deluxe, Krakovia, Coti, Ismael Serrano, Extromoduro and Miguel Bose are some of the artists that can already be downloaded from the Nokia Music Store. Nokia has reached agreements with companies such as Universal Music, Warner Music (amongst others), with aggregators such as The Orchard, and with local record labels such as Blanco y Negro, Subterfuge and Pias, with the objective of offering a broad range of genres and artists.

"With the launch of the Nokia Music Store, Nokia aims to make available to all Spanish users of all ages the music that they want at any moment they want, with all the facilities that mobility permits nowadays," states Manuel Reverte, Head of Services and Software at Nokia Spain.

How to buy the music

From the palm of their hand, music lovers will be able to access a whole new world of possibilities and recommendations, or look for favourite singers. Browsing, downloading, playing and synchronising with the compatible PC or directly from the compatible mobile device will now be possible with a simple click. The Nokia Music Store also offers the first on-demand music streaming service focused on local Spanish artists. For a monthly fee consumers can listen to as much music as they want on their PCs. It also has a pre-listening application of 30 seconds which allows the user to sample and identify each theme. Furthermore, the consumer will be able to select any songs they are interested in directly from their mobile device, to make their purchase at that very moment or later on.

Tracks cost EUR 1.50 each (incl. VAT), whilst whole albums are EUR 10 (incl. VAT). The streaming service, based on monthly subscription and which enables the user to listen to any music desired without limit, costs EUR 10. All songs and albums are paid for by credit card.

How to manage the music

The Nokia Music for PC application allows consumers to seamlessly move music from their PCs to their Nokia device. People can quickly create their music library, make playlists, buy songs through the Nokia Music Store, and then easily transfer the content to their Nokia device.

"We are aiming to satisfy the needs of users with a simple service that is easily accessible, offering the most comprehensive catalogue of artists, thought of by and for Spanish enthusiasts," claims Manuel Reverte.

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   To access the Nokia Music Store:   About Nokia  

Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

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CONTACT: Media Enquiries: Nokia: Communications, Spain, SolangeCummins, Tel. +34-676-477-188, E-mail: [email protected]; Nokia:Communications, Tel. +358-7180-34900, E-mail: [email protected]