Nokia Music Store opens in Singapore with millions of songs
Music lovers gain easy access to music they love including locally relevant content

Singapore – Nokia announced today that the Nokia Music Store in Singapore is now “live”at With millions of tracks from major international artists, independent labels and Asian content, the Nokia Music Store brings true freedom to music lovers letting people buy and enjoy music directly from their Nokia device or personal computer 24/7.

“Consumers now have instant access to millions of songs from a very wide gamut of genres ranging from pop to dance to Asian like Mandarin, Malay and Indian music. At the same time, users can enjoy the great usability that the Nokia brand is renowned for,” said Grant McBeath, General Manager, Nokia Singapore. By using the integrated mobile and PC download service, music lovers here can build a music collection that is truly mobile through the Nokia Music Store.”

“With the rising demand for digital music in Singapore, Nokia Music Store increases the options for consumers by leaps and bounds, as well as brings the artists closer to their audience through their mobile device, an intimate platform that is always with them,” said Gary See, Managing Director, Universal Music Singapore.

Music from Asian Artists
Besides making available the digital music from international labels at the Nokia Music Store, prominent independent labels in Asia including Ocean Butterflies Music and Rock Records Singapore have partnered with Nokia to distribute their content too. Additionally, RS Digital, an independent label from Thailand is offering Thai music via the Singapore site. The combined Asian music content by the international and Asian labels gives consumers a very comprehensive array of Chinese, Malay and Thai soundtracks in addition to local music.

“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, who 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,” said Billy Koh, Ocean Butterflies Music founder and director.

Single Account Sign-on and Intuitive Interface
With a single account, music lovers can access the Nokia Music Store via their desktop computer or directly from optimized Nokia devices such as the Nokia N81, Nokia N82 and Nokia N95 8GB. In addition, users can sync easily from a PC with a wide range of Nokia models including the Xpress Music handsets, Nokia 5610 and Nokia 5310.

Browse for new music, get recommendations or stream favourite songs or albums all at the fingertips. The Store’s intuitive user interface allows users to easily add any song to a wishlist to buy later or purchase it immediately for download to your device, without having to download the same song again on your computer. Users can synchronise their music collection between their PC to compatible Nokia devices using Windows Media Player 11.

Individual tracks cost S$2.00 per track and albums are from S$16.00 for most albums. The Nokia Music Store also offers unlimited PC streaming at S$16.00 per month. All music on the Nokia Music Store can be purchased through a variety of payment options, including credit cards, AXS machines and vouchers.

Consumers can also look forward to free tracks given out regularly, as well as the exclusive distribution of new albums or new tracks at the Nokia Music Store.

About Nokia Music Store
Nokia Music Store is a service where you can browse and buy music in order to download on your PC and compatible Nokia mobile device. Music downloaded from Nokia Music Store can be conveniently moved between your PC and compatible Nokia device, as well as copied to CD and moved on to compatible digital music players. Nokia Music Store also offers a monthly subscription service that allows you to stream unlimited music from the Store catalogue direct to your internet-connected PC. The Nokia Music Store is available in the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, France, and Singapore and will expand to more countries throughout the year.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

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