Opening today: the Nokia Music Store in France

Bochum, (PresseBox) - The Nokia Music Store in France combines quality music and exceptional mobile devices, all without sacrificing ease-of-use. It also offers over 2.5 million titles from the best French and international artists, of which some are available exclusively. Local music is very important in France, where more than 60% of songs on the "Hit Parade" hits list are by local artists. Nokia is working with major record companies as well as independent labels and the top local artists.

"The music industry isn't just about selling songs; it is also—and especially—a way to share new musical experiences. Nokia aims to provide the best music experience by building services into its mobile devices to satisfy users who want to be able to access their music collections anytime, anywhere, and for a reasonable price," explains Eric Munier, music activities manager, Nokia France.

"The opening of the Nokia Music Store will also be an opportunity to introduce Nokia to the music industry in France. We look forward to cooperating with French labels and artists. In this context, the Nokia Music Store will allow artists to talk about their musical world and what they're working on. Free songs will also be available each week in order to discover new talents," continued Munier.

Downloads will cost €1.00 per song and albums will start at €10.00. With a €10.00 monthly subscription, users will have unlimited access to listen to the entire catalogue on their PCs.

With a single account, music lovers can access the Nokia Music Store from their desktop computers or directly from compatible Nokia mobile devices such as the Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, and the Nokia N95 8GB. You can search for new music, get advice, or search for your favourite artists, songs, or albums, all from the palm of your hand. When an item grabs your attention, you can add it to your selection to purchase later, or download it instantly to your mobile device.

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

Nokia GmbH

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.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

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