The Nokia Music Store is now available in France, with a pricing of 1 euro per song, 10 euros per album, or 10 euros a month to listen to all the store's tracks through a PC. As with the other Nokia Music Stores, tracks can be bought onto a PC and sideloaded onto a phone, or bought and downloaded directly onto certain phone models.
Here's the full press release:
Opening today: the Nokia Music Store in France April 23, 2008
Paris, France - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.