Nokia announces free music downloads


The service, called Comes With Music, will be launched in the second half of 2008 on selected Nokia devices and offers unlimited free music downloads for a year. But Nokia could not confirm if customers have to pay a subscription fee for the service after 12 months.

Nokia has partnered with Universal Music to create an archive of over one million tracks for the new service and is in discussions with other music labels about joining the project in order to expand the database.

Nokia Multimedia executive vice president and general manager Anssi Vanjoki said: “We set out to create the music experience that people are telling us they are looking for – all the music they want in the form of unlimited downloads to their mobile device and PC.

“Comes with Music fulfils our dream to give consumers all the music they want, wherever they want it, while rewarding the artists who create it."