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  1. Nokia Set For "Comes With Music" Launch

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, Nokia has finally disclosed that the United Kingdom will be the first territory to offer its all-you-can-eat "Comes With Music" digital music service. The actual launch date of the service, designed to be in ...

  2. Sanyo Energy Inches Into Music Business

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sanyo Energy, a subsidiary of Sanyo Electric, on Monday said it would become a sponsor of two AEG venues in Texas. The move, the first time the company has sponsored a music venue, is being viewed a test. Should it prove successful Sanyo Energy wo ...

  3. Nokia Signs Warner To Music Deal

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The world's top cellphone maker Nokia and Warner Music Group have put aside their differences to bring the label's content to Nokia's Comes With Music initiative as well as Nokia's Ovi mobile music store. The Comes With Music o ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. MusicStation Claims U.K. Market-Leader Status

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Omnifone, supplier of the pioneering all-you-can-eat mobile-music download service MusicStation, is boasting that its U.K. service is officially the country's "largest digital music subscription service." Although it declined to giv ...

  6. Nokia Confident Free Music Downloads Will Profit

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Offering unlimited music downloads to phone buyers will make money for Nokia as well as record labels, the handset maker said, dismissing talk the move would come at the expense of profits. "We expect to make money both from our traditional d ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sony BMG Strikes Pact With Nokia's 'Comes With Music'

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is the latest music company to sign-up with Nokia's "Comes With Music" phone. The breakthrough will give a shot in the arm for Nokia's mooted subscription service, which effectively embeds the cost of a year's ser ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Nokia To Launch Aussie Online Store

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Finnish mobile phone company Nokia will launch the Australian version of its online music store next Tuesday (April 22), offering 2.5 million tracks. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia, Universal Music Australia and EMI Music Australia have si ...

  12. 'Comes With' Some Advice For Raking In More Revenue

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sometimes the future flashes before your eyes. But at the MIPTV confab last week, the next couple of years of mobile film and video landed in my ear. A well-informed mobile industry executive who wishes to remain anonymous told me on the hush that ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Analyst: Latin America Poised For Mobile Growth

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin America holds tremendous promise for over-the-air mobile track sales, but not online music sales, according to a study presented at the Billboard Latin Music Conference today (Wednesday). "The potential is clearly in mobile, where a pay ...

  15. Digital Briefs: Nokia, Audible Magic, Rock Band And More

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Nokia Music Store has launched in the Netherlands, just a week after it began service in Ireland. Nokia plans to continue rolling out the service across Europe. The Dutch site goes live with an offer of five free tracks to the first 10,000 c ...

  16. Nokia Launches Digital Store In Ireland

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia expanded the rollout of its Ovi Digital Music Store to Ireland, marking the launch with a giveaway of 24,000 tracks and sweepstakes to win a free Nokia N95 8GB device. The service allows users to buy full-song downloads from both their mobil ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. EMI Aims To Join Nokia's Music Offering

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI said on Wednesday it was in talks with mobile handset maker Nokia to offer its songs as part of Nokia's new "Comes with Music" offering. "We want to be part of it. I believe strongly that when it launches we will be there, ...

  19. Labels, Apple Debate 'Total Music'

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple and major record labels have reportedly stepped up negotiations concerning the idea of bringing the "Total Music" concept to iPod devices. The negotiations, first reported by the Financial Times and since confirmed by industry sour ...

  20. Nokia U.K. Launches Reality/Music TV Show

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is aligning its mobile music service in the United Kingdom with a new music entertainment TV format launching on national terrestrial network Channel 4 next month. Nokia is aligning its mobile music service in the United Kingdom with a new m ...

  21. Nokia Opens Online Music Store In Germany

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia unveiled an online music store in Germany, its second such effort in Europe following its first in the UK last November. The service, branded under the Ovi name given to Nokia's broader Web and mobile services ...

  22. Mobile Backstage: Mobile Music Future Is Bright

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST User experience, subscription services and good, old-fashioned A&R are the key factors that will help the music industry build a successful mobile music business. That was the message from a panel of experts at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen ...

  23. Nokia Launching Advisory Council, U.S. Downloads

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an effort to bolster musicians' perspectives within its corporate structure, Nokia Entertainment and Communities Group has formed the Nokia Artists Advisory Council/ Musician/producer Dave Stewart has been tapped to head up the council. La ...

  24. Jamba Names Montanaro CEO

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mauro Montanaro has been appointed chief executive of Jamba, the mobile content division of NewsCorp. With effect from Feb. 4, Montanaro succeeds COO Lee Fenton, who has served as interim CEO since Lucy Hood resigned last October. Berlin-based Mon ...

  25. Digital Briefs: Napster, Ericsson, Sunrise and Nokia

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, Napster and Ericsson unveiled an Italian-based Napster Mobile music service with operator Telecom Italia. This is Napster's a la carte download service, not a mobile "all-you-can-eat" subscriptio ...

  26. MidemNet 08 Wraps, Midem Underway

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Events off-stage upstaged the panel program at MidemNet's second and final day. The day began with a buzz on Sunday with the launch of QTRAX, a licensed ad-funded P2P music service which claims to offer a colossal 25 million tracks. Today ...

  27. Plugged And Unplugged: Nokia's 'Comes With Music'

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Despite many of the negative reactions to Nokia's "Comes With Music" initiative, on the surface the move is a good idea. Subscription services have failed to gain traction in both this country and abroad. Music fans just ca ...

  28. Nokia In Free Music Pact With UMG

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Handset giant Nokia said on Tuesday it has agreed with the world's largest music group Universal to offer free 12-month access to Universal artists' music for buyers of Nokia's music phones. The world's top cellphone maker said ...

  29. Nokia Launches Radio Service

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nokia introduced a radio service that allows users to download and listen to any Internet radio service via select mobile phones. The free application must be downloaded to existing Nokia N-series multimedia phones, and will be embedded in the upc ...

  30. RCRD LBL'S NW MDL

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST At first glance, newly launched "digital record label in a blog format" RCRD LBL doesn't look much different from any other music blog. It's slicker, but it also shares plenty of the trappings of sites like Stereogum and Fluxbl ...

  31. Kylie Arrives Early Through Nokia Music Store

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nokia has struck an exclusive deal to offer Kylie Minogue's new album ahead of general release. The Australia pop veteran's 10th album, "X" will offered in the U.K.-only through the Nokia Music Store from Nov. 21, five days bef ...

  32. Plugged And Unplugged

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Plugged: Google's Android operating system plan for mobile phones is a much-needed step to opening up the mobile environment. Not saying it's gonna be successful, but I applaud both the idea and the effort. Details are still pretty thin ...

  33. WMG Withholds Content From Nokia Online Store

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone manufacturer Nokia says it is in negotiations with Warner Music Group over the major's refusal to allow its content on the Finnish company's new music download service. The Nokia Music Store went live on Thursday (Nov. 1) but W ...

  34. Nokia, Vodaphone Launch UK Mobile Music Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cellphone manufacturer Nokia and mobile network Vodafone both launched online music operations today, offering markedly different services to their U.K. customers. Vodafone's MusicStation subscription service was launched this morning by pop ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Nokia's Ojanpera To Keynote MidemNet

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia executive VP and chief technology officer Tero Ojanpera has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the MidemNet Forum, the trade fair's organizers said today. Ojanpera will address the mobile and technology-focused conference as the mo ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Vodafone To Launch Unlimited UK Music Service

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group Plc unveiled a range of new handsets and services for the key Christmas period on Monday including an exclusive music service offering unlimited tracks, to challenge the iPhone in Britain. Mobile handset makers and network operators ...

  39. Phone Face-Off

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The cold war has gone hot. Although their relationship is highly symbiotic, the companies that make mobile phones have for years sought to gain the upper hand in brand awareness and customer control from those that run wireless networks. That long ...

  40. Plugged And Unplugged

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: You've got to give Nokia points for ambition. The phone manufacturer's new Ovi Web services which includes a digital music store and games download service is exactly the kind of structure the mobile entertainment industry needs ...

  41. Nokia Launches Music Service, iPhone Rival

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia launched its much anticipated digital music service today, a move designed to both expand the company's mobile entertainment footprint and turn up the heat on Apple's iTunes and iPhone. The service works on both music-specialized m ...

  42. American Music Awards Heads To Nokia L.A.

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and AEG have revealed that the 2007 American Music Awards will be hosted at the new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which is scheduled to open in late October. The awards show will be broadcast live Nov. 18 on ABC. Celeb ...

  43. Nokia Devices To Use PlayReady DRM

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia unveiled plans to use Microsoft's PlayReady DRM technology for its upcoming mobile entertainment devices. The PlayReady technology allows mobile phone users to share content like music, games and videos in a pr ...

  44. MusicStation Launches In Sweden

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicStation, the international "all-you-can-eat" mobile-phone music service positioned to compete against Apple's new iPhone device, has gone live. Operated by U.K.-based Omnifone, in collaboration with France-based mobile-music sp ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Sony BMG Ties Travis Promo To New Nokia Phone

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is giving away free songs by Travis to anyone buying the new Nokia n76 "multimedia computer" (read: smartphone) in select European countries. When buying the device, consumers will receive a sales voucher for five free Travis do ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Musiwave Reveals Two Deals at 3GSM Confab

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, the Paris-based mobile-music service provider owned by U.S.-based Openwave, disclosed two new European deals with operators at the 3GSM World Congress confab yesterday (Feb. 13). Musiwave is powering the Orange Music Store, a new full-tr ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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