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  1. Nokia Music Comes To U.S.

    September 04, 2012 10:23 AM EDT Nokia announced Tuesday the U.S. launch of the free music streaming service Nokia Music. The service is currently exclusive to owners of the Nokia Lumia 900 or Nokia Lumia 710, who can download the app from the Marketplace. Nicki Minaj Teams With ...

  2. Nokia's Echo Nest-Powered MixRadio Shows Anyone Can Do Personalized Radio

    November 15, 2011 5:30 PM EST Pandora may have built its personalized radio service on its proprietary Music Genome Project, but falling barriers to entry mean the company is going to have plenty of competitors. (Whether or not those competitors can create an equally satisfyin ...

  3. Beyond Oblivion Unveils Boinc Music Service

    August 22, 2011 1:28 PM EDT Beyond Oblivion has finally released details of its device-based music subscription service. Called Boinc, the unlimited, ad-free music service will be bundled with mobile devices and PCs and can also be purchased separately. Visitors to the new B ...

  4. Business Matters: What Exactly Is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model?

    June 13, 2011 6:07 PM EDT What is Blackwell Fuller's Business Model? -- The new music industry grew on Monday with the announcement of Blackwell Fuller , a new company created by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and 19 Entertainment founder Simon Fuller. The pai ...

  5. Nokia's Ovi Services To Get Rebranded

    May 16, 2011 2:55 PM EDT The "door" is now closed. Nokia is removing the Ovi brand from its suite of software services in favor of the more academic "Nokia Services." Ovi meant "door" in Finnish. The switch will include the Ovi Music store, w ...

  6. Nokia Taps Microsoft For Smartphone Alliance in Massive Restructuring

    February 11, 2011 9:50 AM EST Nokia CEO Stephen Elop promised to make broad changes to address the phone manufacturer's declining market share, and today he delivered, unveiling the biggest shakeup since the company changed focus from rubber manufacturing to the telecommu ...

  7. What the Music Biz Can Learn From Nokia CEO's 'Burning Platform' Memo

    February 09, 2011 5:02 PM EST The Internet was ablaze this morning with the leak of a sensational memo from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop about the state of the company. Originally obtained by Engadget , (and reprinted in full below), the memo compares Nokia's current predicamen ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Nokia Explains Comes With Music Decision

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia shook up its music strategy this week with the announcement that it is integrating the Comes With Music service into its broader Ovi portal, re-branding it Ovi Music Unlimited. The move raises questions about the future of the Comes With Mus ...

  12. Nokia Pulls Plug On Comes With Music

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's highly criticized Comes With Music effort is no longer, at least in name. The service itself remains, but Nokia is ditching the Comes With Music brand and instead is folding the service into its broader Ovi entertainment services and ...

  13. Dave Stewart Partners With Nokia/Indada Music For Songwriting Comp

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart has joined forces with mobile giant Nokia and Los Angeles-based digital platform Indaba Music to launch an international songwriting competition in aid of charitable causes. To enter the competition contestants ar ...

  14. Nokia On The Prowl For New CEO: WSJ

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has begun looking for candidates to replace chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who has struggled to keep up with nimbler rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kallasvuo may be ousted as early as the end of Jul ...

  15. Free Spotify App Goes Live At Nokia Store

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Spotify mobile app is now available for free at the Nokia Ovi Store. That makes it available for several of Nokia’s s60 TK handsets across Europe where the service is available. Nokia, of course, offers its own music service, albeit under a di ...

  16. Nokia Broadens Legal Row With Apple To Include iPad

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's top handset maker, has broadened its patent fight with Apple Inc to include the iPad, deepening the bitter legal disputes between the two smartphone rivals. The firms turned to the courts in the last year as Nokia battles A ...

  17. AT&T Revamps Mobile Music Services

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator AT&T is revamping its entire mobile music offerings by merging several new and existing services into a single application called AT&T Music. The move combines applications like Music ID, streaming radio services, lyrics ...

  18. Comes With Music To Launch In India

    March 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music service Comes With Music is set to launch in India in the first half of 2010. The move coincides with developments regarding India's upgrade this year to a higher-speed 3G network. Successful bidders in the countr ...

  19. Business Matters: Nokia, Vringo, TalkTalk, Deezer

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Nokia president and CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo discussed ...

  20. Business Matters: Nokia, Spotify, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to Visible Measures, nine of the ten top Internet videos of 2009 were music videos. The trailer for Twilight Saga: New Moon was the # ...

  21. Nokia To Close U.S. Flagship Stores

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia will close its two flagship stores in the United States, saving costs on a market where the world's top cellphone maker is struggling to gain ground. Nokia has opened 12 stores in major cities around the world, hoping to copy the succes ...

  22. Latin Briefs: T-Mobile, America Movil, Nokia's Ovi

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- T-Mobile's Sidekick is sponsoring concerts by Kinky and Jesse & Joy as part of its "Grammy Celebration" tour. The two groups will play Houston's Warehouse Live Ballroom on Sept. 26 and New York City's Webster Hall o ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Nokia Opens Ovi Online Software And Content Store

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia said it opened its online software and content store, Ovi Store, globally to some 50 million phone users on Tuesday. Nokia aims to follow the success of Apple's App Store with its new offering. Apple's store has proved extremely po ...

  26. Nokia Says On Track For May Online Store Opening

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The world's top handset maker, Nokia Oyj, is on track for a May launch of its Ovi application and content store, company officials said. Ovi Store is Nokia's push into services and could reach more customers than Apple. The company has s ...

  27. RIM Opens Software Store For BlackBerry

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion has launched an online store selling entertainment, games, news, and travel applications to its BlackBerry users. RIM said on Wednesday its online store was immediately available to BlackBerry owners in Britain, Canada, and the ...

  28. Nokia To Shut Down Mosh Service

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia is closing down the popular but controversial user-generated content service Mosh to focus more in its Ovi entertainment portal. Mosh was the sticking point behind Warner Music Group's decision to withhold it&# ...

  29. Music & Money: The Future Music Revenue Driver

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The music business may be fighting for its life but the growing mobile component could become the industry's revenue driver as application software technology is embraced by mobile phone users, according to panelists at the Billboard Music &a ...

  30. Nokia Launches Comes With Music Down Under

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music is coming to Australia on March 20. The Finnish mobile handset giant said today (Feb. 25) it will launch its all-you-can-eat mobile music service Down Under with its 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen cell phone, which has ...

  31. Digital Briefs: INgrooves, Nokia, iPhone App Store

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Digital distributor INgrooves has joined Nokia's Comes With Music program. The Nokia service already has licensing deals with the four major labels, including INgrooves investor Universal Music Group. Anyone owning a compatible Nokia phone ...

  32. Nokia Unveils Online Software Shop

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The world's top cell phone maker Nokia unveiled on Monday its new online software and media store, hoping to follow the runaway success of Apple's App Store. The focus of the cell phone market has been shifting to software development si ...

  33. Nokia Continues European Rollout

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia is expanding its mobile music services worldwide. The mobile operator has launched a Nokia Music Store in Austria and Switzerland, part of its European rollout that has been adding new countries every few months since late last year. The ser ...

  34. Nokia's Ojanpera Talks Comes With Music In Cannes

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Dr Tero Ojanpera, EVP entertainment and communities, delivered an optimistic keynote at day one of MidemNet, revealing a "breakthrough" in licensing negotiations that will enable the service to roll out across Europe in 2009 ...

  35. Price Cut On Nokia's Comes With Music

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three months after its launch in the U.K., the price of Nokia’s unlimited music pre-licensed handset has been slashed from £127.10 ($189.90) to £82.18 ($122.79). The move comes amid speculation that the service, set for a roll out in other territo ...

  36. Nokia's Ojanpera Set For MidemNet Day 1 Keynote

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MidemNet delegates can expect a hard-hitting keynote from Tero Ojanpera, Nokia's executive VP of entertainment and communities, on Saturday, Jan. 17. MidemNet, which runs Jan. 17-18 in Cannes, is the international forum that focuses on the mu ...

  37. Tech Test: Comes With Music On The 5310

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A week after its launch, U.K. retailer the Carphone Warehouse says the Comes With Music 'unlimited music' package from Nokia is performing well. But, like Nokia, the company declined to give any figures in relation to the exclusive partn ...

  38. Mirabella To Exit Sony BMG For Nokia Role

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG senior VP and GM of U.S. digital sales Adam Mirabella is leaving the record label, Billboard has learned, to take a post at mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. On Oct. 13, Mirabella will begin his new position as director of global digital m ...

  39. Nokia Unveils Comes With Music Service

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has unveiled its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music package for the U.K., although the scope of its "unlimited access to millions of tracks" offer has some potential restrictions. It launches Oct. 16. Nokia has partnered with the Car ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Label Execs Talk Digital Sales At NARM Closing

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At Sony BMG Music Entertainment digital sales are running at 40% of overall U.S. sales volume pace this year, and Thomas Hesse, president of global digital and U.S. sales predicts that the company will achieve a 50/50 split next year. That was one ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. '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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Soundbuzz Starts High-Quality Online Music Store

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singapore-based digital-music services provider Soundbuzz on Dec. 18 launched what it claims is the first online music store in Asia to offer high-fidelity downloads. Soundbuzz says the store - at www.soundbuzz.com/sls - uses a technology called S ...

  50. 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 ...

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