Nokia launches new digital music stores in Austria and Switzerland
Espoo, Finland - The Nokia Music Store in Austria http://music.nokia.at and in Switzerland http://music.nokia.ch are now live. With five million tracks from major artists, independent labels, and up-and-coming local acts, the Nokia Music Store lets people enjoy music directly on their Nokia device or personal computer.
"With the launch of the Nokia Music Store, Nokia aims to make available to all Austrian and Swiss users of all ages, the music that they want at any moment they want, with all the facilities that mobility permits nowadays," says Michael Lachsteiner, Music Service Manager, Nokia Austria.
"The Nokia Music Store is a user-friendly innovation of the market leader. From this partnership the music industry expects a boost in the download segment - in and outside of Austria and Switzerland," comments Hannes Eder, Managing Director Universal Music Austria.
Ivo Sacci, managing Director at Universal Music Switzerland and president of IFPI Switzerland adds, "The Nokia Music Store will support growth in the digital music market."
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 5800 Xpress Music. Browse for new music, get recommendations or search for your favorite artists, songs or albums all from the palm of your hand. Once a track captures your attention, you can add it to your wishlist to buy later or purchase it immediately for download to your device without having to download the same song again on your computer. You can also transfer purchased songs via your PC to compatible Nokia devices.
Individual tracks will cost 1.00 EUR per track and 10.00 EUR per album in Austria, and 1.50 CHF per track and 15.00 CHF per album in Switzerland. All music on the Nokia Music Store can be purchased through a variety of payment options, including credit cards and pre-paid vouchers.
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. www.nokia.com/music
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