Nokia Music Store goes live in India
By siliconindia | Thursday, 27 August 2009, 09:13 Hrs
Bangalore: Nokia has announced the launch of Music Store service in India at Nokia Music Connects, one of the country's largest music forums. The Music Store from Nokia will offer music lovers access to over three million international and Bollywood and regional soundtracks across all genres. Sharing details of the India Music Store, Elizabeth Schimel, Vice President, Music, Nokia said "We are delighted to launch our 21st Music Store in India. With over three million tracks, India Music Store will have the most diverse portfolios of content, covering 20 genres and almost 90 percent of the local music in India." To deliver the most updated content Nokia has tied up with leading international music labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music, EMI and Warner and major independent Indian record labels including Tseries, Yashraj Music, Saregama, BIG Music, Venus and many more. The company has partnered with India's leading music body, Indian Music Industry (IMI) which is a consortium of over 150 music companies, to give consumers an opportunity to discover and enjoy their favorite music on the go across genres and languages. Nokia has also signed up with GIRI in South India and Phoneytunes in North India to access regional content. "Music is an all-consuming passion with most people, especially in a country like India where it is an intrinsic part of the culture. Nokia is committed to connect people to what matters to them and with our pioneering music services and devices, we are well-placed to bring a great experience and immense value to the consumers," said Timo Ihamuotila, Executive Vice President, Sales, Nokia. Nokia Music Store is available in 21 markets across the world and offers people the opportunity to enjoy music directly on their Nokia device or personal computer.