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 Rock Records Singapore, and Thai label RS Digital.

The service offers million of songs from "a very wide gamut of genres ranging from pop to dance to Asian like Mandarin, Malay and Indian music," explained Nokia Singapore GM Grant McBeath in a statement.

Commented Ocean Butterflies Music founder/director Billy Koh in a statement: "As a leading independent music powerhouse in Asia, Ocean Butterflies is proud to work with Nokia to offer a unique proposition to music lovers, particularly fans of Chinese pop. This is not only a milestone for Nokia, which has a long history of connecting people to each other and to the music they love. It is also a key development for the music industry."

Individual tracks cost 2 Singapore dollars ($1.47) per track, and most albums cost S$16 ($11.76) each. The Nokia Music Store also offers unlimited PC streaming at S$16 per month.

The new Singapore offering follows the launch last week of a Nokia Music Store in Australia.

Tero Ojanperä, executive VP and head of Nokia Entertainment, recently said the company was eyeing new versions for France, Spain, Singapore, Sweden and Denmark.