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Nokia Music Store in Australia opens today

(PresseBox) (Bochum, ) Featuring exclusive live album from The John Butler Trio Sydney, Australia / Nokia, Espoo - Nokia Australia opened the doors of its Nokia Music Store today, delivering millions of tracks from global hits to local artists and giving consumers the real freedom to enjoy music at their fingertips, 24/7.

Nokia is celebrating the launch of the Nokia Music Store in Australia with an exclusive live album from leading independent and ARIA awarding winning group, The John Butler Trio. Recently recorded in March 2008, the live performance provides a unique insight into this popular local act. The live recording is available only from the Nokia Music Store music.nokia.com.au

Rock legend, Jimmy Barnes will be the first local music recommender, suggesting his top playlist to store visitors.

We will have an exclusive track from Pete Murray and Kate Miller-Heidke also. The free track of the week will be from Stone Parade, winners of the Nokia Be Heard competition in 2007.

"It is now access all Areas for Australia music lovers," said Shaun Colligan, General Manager, Nokia Australia.

"Not only we do we have millions of tracks available for consumers, but we have something for everyone, whatever their music tastes. Australian consumers can be confident that the Nokia Music Store will have a broad range of genres including popular and non-mainstream genres and independent artists.

"We want to be the most locally relvent music story and will feature artists such as The John Butler Trio, The Presets, Pete Murray, Kate Miller Heidke, Powderfinger, Silverchair, Lior, Cut Copy, Kisschasey, Kasey Chambers and many more!"

With a single account, Australian music lovers can access the Nokia Music Store via their personal computer or directly from their optimised Nokia devices including the Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N81 8GB and the N82.

In addition, the ability to sync from a PC is available on a wider range of Nokia models including the latest Xpress Music handets, Nokia 5610 and Nokia 5310.

The PC store's intuitive user-interface makes streaming full-length tracks easy and offers options to create customised playlists and to add tracks on a wishlist that you can decide to buy later. Tracks purchased can also be transferred via your PC to compatible Nokia devices. The music collection can then simply be synchronised between the PC and a mobile using Windows Media Player 11.

All music on the Nokia Music Store can be purchased through a variety of payment options, including credit cards and pre-paid vouchers.

Individual tracks will cost 1.70 Australian dollars per track and albums from 17.00 Australian dollars. The Nokia Music Store will also offer a monthly subscription for PC users to stream an unlimited number of full length tracks for 10.00 Australian dollars per month.

Check out Nokia Music Store http://music.nokia.com.au

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, and Australia and will expand to more countries throughout the year. www.nokia.com/music