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  1. Nokia Music to Premiere Six Films Focusing on U.S. Cities' Music Scenes

    November 26, 2012 1:15 PM EST Nokia Entertainment vice president Jyrki Rosenberg (left) and Sundance Partnerships vice president Lee Sparer in West Hollywood, Calif. Nokia Music is producing a series of six short films about music scenes in six U.S. cities that will air on the ...

  2. Backbeat: Theophilus London Joins Kobalt, Orchard Execs at Nokia/Billboard Luncheon for U.S. Launch of Nokia Music

    September 19, 2012 7:00 AM EDT From left: Theophilus London, Nokia Music's Jyrki Rosenberg, manager Brendan Fallis and Warner Bros. Records' Lori Feldman check out the Nokia's new Nokia Music at Friday's luncheon celebrating the service's U.S. launch. O ...

  3. Tero Ojanpera's Farewell Letter to Nokia Staff

    September 30, 2011 10:19 PM EDT Nokia announced in late August that Tero Ojanperä, the executive VP and a member of the the company's leadership team, was leaving the company after 21 years to become managing partner of a new investment fund Vision+. During his time at the ...

  4. Nokia Staff Shakeup Reportedly Under Consideration

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST Approximately half of the executive board at mobile phone maker Nokia may be out of a job later this week, as new CEO Stephen Elop scrambles to reverse the company's falling revenue and declining market share. At least, that's the news c ...

  5. Nokia Gives Jozi A Global Push

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Johannesburg-based hip-hop duo Jozi has become the first South African band to use Nokia's Ovi Music platform in multiple territories to promo its latest single. The two-week free giveaway (Dec. 6-19) of new single "Diva" takes plac ...

  6. Nokia's Music Focus Shifts

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The changes at Nokia just keep coming. This summer, the company jostled its Comes With Music strategy by rebranding it Ovi Music Unlimited and rolling it into its broader content portal. This month also saw the departure of CEO Ollie-Pekka Kallasv ...

  7. Microsoft Exec Stephen Elsop To Lead Nokia

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has replaced embattled CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with former Microsoft exec Stephen Elsop. Elsop was previously president of Microsoft’s business division, responsible for the recent launch of the company’s Office 2010 product suite. He will ...

  8. Dave Stewart Keynote: Sponsors, Nazis, Ice Cream, Vibrators

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart used his keynote address on the second day of Canadian Music Week to paint an audacious and occasionally confusing picture of the music business going forward. His presentation, which involved heavy use of visual ...

  9. Buma/Stemra, Nokia Sign Pan-European Deal

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Netherlands' performing rights society Buma/Stemra has signed a pan-European licensing deal with Nokia, which will make the society's repertoire available on the mobile manufacturer's Comes With Music service. Comes With Music i ...

  10. Ideas Music Store Cuts Track Prices

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexico's Ideas Telcel digital music store has cut per-track prices to 10 pesos, or about 77 cents, from the country's dominant wireless operator. The price cut applies to all 1.4 million songs in Ideas Telcel's catalog, but doesn� ...

  11. Nokia To Delay U.S. Music Service Launch: Report

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has delayed to next year the launch of its music service in the United States, the world's largest music market, Forbes magazine reported online on Monday, quoting a Nokia spokeswoman. When the world's top cellphone maker Nokia lau ...

  12. Universal, Orange Target Youth Market

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange has partnered with Universal Music on a free mobile and PC streaming service aimed at young people in the U.K., which the major describes as an "anti-piracy initiative." U.K. broadcaster Channel 4's 4Music brand is the ...

  13. Nokia Gets Skates On For Little Boots

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Little Boots is set to appear at next month's Nokia Skate Almighty event, as part of a promotion with the mobile manufacturer for her debut album "Hands" (Sixsevenine/Atlantic). The partnership includes a joint outdoor ...

  14. IMS Day Three: Dance Biz Looks To The Future

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The third and final day of the Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) was once again packed with lively, relevant and engaging panels, including opening debate the IMS Think Tank. At the start of the panel, Nokia VP of industry collaboration Mark ...

  15. Business Briefs: Nokia, Facebook, MySpace, Hastings

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - In yesterday's earnings call, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called the 5800 Xpress Music combined with Comes With Music was a "big success story." He said the phone has seen "strong demand" in every country it has launc ...

  16. Nokia's Unlimited Service Heads Down Under

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music service should arrive in Australia later this month, following a groundbreaking licensing arrangement struck with the Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyr ...

  17. Nokia Music Store Launches In Mexico

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia has quietly opened its Nokia Music Store in Mexico. Though the handset maker has yet to launch its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music service in Mexico, a visit to the store reveals downloadable music from Warner, EMI and Sony. Albums sell for ...

  18. SGAE Licenses Repertoire To Nokia

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish collecting society SGAE has signed a pan-European licensing agreement with mobile vendor Nokia for its all-you-can-eat service Comes With Music. SGAE will make available the work of its 93,000 author and publisher members, as well as its e ...

  19. Report: Digital Music Sales To Surpass CD By 2013

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST A study of over 4,200 online consumers in Europe has predicted digital music will have a majority stake (57%) in the recorded music market by 2013. Digital licensing is expected to generate another €1.2 billion ($1.6 million). The report, entitled ...

  20. No-Show Queen Of Soul Pipes Up At Benefit Concert

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Organizers of a military benefit concert in New York say Aretha Franklin missed an award presentation but showed up for the main event hours later. The Queen of Soul was a no-show when she was to receive the Torch of Freedom Award on Sunday in Tim ...

  21. Swedish Telco Launches Unlimited Service

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Swedish telco TeliaSonera has launched Telia Musik, an all-you-can eat download service available to more than 13.3 million mobile customers in six countries. Telia in Sweden was the first to release the service on Monday (Dec. 8). It will be foll ...

  22. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  23. Nokia: 2009 Handset Market Down 5%

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Global mobile phone industry sales volume will fall more than expected as consumers cut spending, the world's top cellphone maker Nokia said on Thursday (Dec. 4) in its second warning in three weeks. "The most recent incremental impact i ...

  24. Norway's NetCom Launches Unlimited Free Music Trial

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT NetCom, the Norwegian unit of Swedish telecom giant Telia Sonera, is planning to steal Nokia's thunder with NetCom FreeMusic, a three-month trial to offer free unlimited mobile-music downloads. NetCom FreeMusic, which launched June 2, is simi ...

  25. Nokia Music Store Goes Live In Singapore

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A localized version of the Nokia Music Store has opened for business in Singapore. The digital-download site, aimed at both mobile and PC users, offers music from major international labels, plus local labels such as Ocean Butterflies Music and Ro ...

  26. Nokia And Spike Lee Pair On Movie Contest

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia and director Spike Lee are teaming on a contest for a "social film" - one generated by users with content captured from their mobile phones. The theme of the film is to be on how "music tells the story of humanity." The f ...

  27. Nokia Denies Paying UMG $35 Per Phone

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia says it is not paying $35 to Universal Music Group for each Comes With Music phone sold, as was reported by various media outlets last week. Guessing how much Nokia is paying participating labels (of which there is still only one) is the new ...

  28. Nokia Music Store To Launch In France

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia will launch its Nokia Music Store in France next week, an internal source told Billboard.biz today. The exact date has yet to be decided, as deals with some right holders need to be finalized. The service allows users to buy full-song downlo ...

  29. Artists Confirmed For Nokia Green Room

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown, the Courteeners, Robyn, the Count and Sinden and Beardyman are among the first acts confirmed to take part in the Nokia Green Room, a new weekly entertainment U.K. TV series due to start April 6. The 30-minute show will run for 15 wee ...

  30. Finns Cross Borders With Berlin Fest

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to crack the giant German music market's capital city, a delegation of almost 50 Finnish artists will take to Berlin next month for a music festival. Disco Ensemble (Fullstream Records), Jori Hulkkonen (F Communication), Lovex (E ...

  31. Nokia Kicks Off Mobile Talent Project

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile giant Nokia is launching a service called Independent Artists Club (IAC) aimed at promoting new musical talent in the Asia-Pacific region. Artists will be able to upload their tracks to the IAC Web site , enabling users to download and rate ...

  32. Mobile Content Provider Mywaves Inks Deal With Columbia

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mywaves, a direct-to-consumer mobile content provider, has landed a distribution deal with Columbia Records for nine artist-branded music video channels. The ad-supported service will stream music videos, interviews, candid clips and other content ...

  33. Nokia, Live Nation Partner For Ticket Rush

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia and Live Nation have teamed up in North American with Ticket Rush, a free presale program providing access to choice tickets for concerts and other live entertainment events. The program is a melding of sponsorship, concert promotion, and ti ...

  34. EMI CEO Challenges Mobile Industry

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Put a label head in front of a wireless industry audience these days and they'll be happy to tell you what's wrong with mobile music. EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli, keynoting at the CTIA Wireless 2007 convention, spent most of his speech pra ...

  35. Brits Viewers Invited To Vote On Best U.K. Single

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The best British single category at the upcoming Brit Awards will be decided for the first time by a live public vote, organizers the BPI said today (Jan. 8) Mobile telecommunications giant O2 and handset maker Nokia have thrown their support behi ...

  36. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up ...

  37. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music Recommenders offering to launch Nov. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. The Music Recommenders ...

  38. Nokia Buys Loudeye For $60M

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal to be completed by Q4. Finnish mobile technology giant Nokia has struck a deal to buy digital music technology vendor Loudeye Corp for about $60 million. Under the terms of the pact, unveiled today (Aug. 8), Loudeye shareholders will receive ...

  39. Conference Throws Spotlight On Mobile Music

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent record executives on Wednesday (Nov. 30) will gather with representatives from leading telecoms firms such as Orange and Nokia in London for MuLiMob, an event aimed at promoting mobile mus Independent record executives on Wednesday (No ...

  40. Bon Jovi Album Launch To Hit Times Square

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Sept. 19 at Nokia's Theater. Scheduled for Sept. 19 at Nokia's Theater. News ...

  41. Bon Jovi Album Launch To Hit Times Square

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Sept. 19 at Nokia's Theater. Bon Jovi will be the first band to rock the new Nokia Theatre Times Square with a live launch of their new Island Records album "Have a Nice Day" on Sept. 19. The album's launch will b ...

  42. Nokia Theatre Times Square To Open In Sept.

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September. Tickets for many shows are already set to go on sale Aug. 12. The venue is being developed and operat The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Sq ...

  43. Loudeye Q4 Net Loss Grows

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Loudeye Corp.'s fourth-quarter net loss more than tripled to $5.5 million, or seven cents per share, on a year-over-year basis. Loudeye Corp.'s fourth-quarter net loss more than tripled to $5.5 million, or seven cents per share, on a yea ...

  44. Warner Latin Appoints New-Media Exec

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alfonso Perez-Soto has been named new-media director for Warner Music Latin America and U.S. Latin. Based in Miami, Perez-Soto will report to Warner Music Latin America president Inigo Zabala. Alfonso Perez-Soto has been named new-media director f ...