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-- Nokia president and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo discussed Comes With Music, the company's unlimited subscription service, during the company's Q4 2009 earnings call: "In music, I was pleased to see Comes With Music accelerate softly in Q4. We sold three times more Comes With Music phones in Q4 than in Q3. The Nokia Music Store is now available in 22 countries, and Comes With Music is now live in 15 countries. We are continuing to expand into more countries. And with every new launch, we learn new ways to improve our execution. Two advantages are beginning to standout. We have a superior catalogue of local content and we ramped up more quickly than our competitors in geographies where the digital music market is still in ascent." He also said the Ovi media store now exceeds one million downloads per day. Those sales come from 18 stores localized to content and language and 60 mobile operators that support Ovi billing. (Seeking Alpha)

-- Public financing is rare for music-related startups, but New York-based video ringtone provider Vringo is planning an initial public offering. According to an SEC filing, the company hopes to raise as much as $13 million as a NASDAQ-traded stock. Maxim Group is the lead underwriter. The Vringo service acts much like an audio ringtone service. When a Vringo user is called, a video chosen by the user plays on the caller’s phone. The service is compatible with nearly 300 handsets. In the SEC filing, Vringo lists $2.3 million in assets, $3.4 million in long-term debt and $14.9 million in stockholders’ equity (which includes $18 million of accumulated deficit). The company is backed by Warburg Pincus and by private investors. (SEC filing, via TechCrunch)

- British ISP TalkTalk, a vocal opponent to the government's Digital Britain plan, says it will challenge any court order to disconnect or throttle a customer. "TalkTalk is the only major ISP which has refused to divulge customers' information to lawyers pursuing alleged copyright infringers," TalkTalk's executive director of strategy and regulation told TorrentFreak. "If we are ever 'instructed' to disconnect or throttle a customer who has not been found guilty in a court of law, we will refuse to do so and challenge the instruction through the courts if necessary." This statement came days after some U.K. Lords accused ACS:Law, the firm that sends out infringement notices to suspected copyright infringers, of "harassment, bullying and intrusion" and "legal blackmail." (TorrentFreak)

-- Digital distributor RouteNote now sells its catalog at Deezer, Napster and ThumbPlay Mobile. The U.K.-based company is private funded and does business with eMusic, iTunes, Spotify and Amazon MP3. (RouteNote blog)

-- Deezer has appointed Axel Dauchez as its new president. Dauchez was the CEO of animation group Moonscoop. Deezer forced out its previous CEO, Jonathan Benassaya, last week. (TechCrunch EU)

-- MediaNet says it delivered 200 million music downloads and 150 million on-demand streams in December. The company, founded as MusicNet, powers music and media delivery for such brands as iLike, Zune, MOG, Tesco, HMV, f.y.e. and Ultimate Guitar. (Hypebot)