Whilst EMI may still be undecided about signing on to the initiative that will bundle the unlimited music download plan with Nokia handsets, Sony BMG has no qualms about joining up, with their whole catalogue of tracks available for download from the second half of 2008, when Comes With Music is expected to launch.
The unlimited plan is on offer for the first year of ownership on that mobile, with the songs downloadable via the handset or user's PC. According to Nokia, once the year-long contract has expired, the tracks will remain playable, unlike...
A loose-lipped EMI representative revealed yesterday that they were in talks with Nokia about collaborating on their upcoming 'Comes with Music' plan, where handsets will be bundled with an unlimited music download plan.
If EMI signs on the bottom line, they'll be joining Universal, who announced in December last year they would allow their artists' tracks to be sold. EMI seems fairly confident they'll be joining Nokia...
We've written about Total Music before - it's an idea cooked up by record label Universal Music Group, which involves consumers getting music for free as part of an unlimited subscription, with the costs being footed by the manufacturers of mobile phones, MP3 players or ISPs.
The talk of today's Nokia World Show is 'Comes With Music', the freshly announced partnership between Nokia and Universal Music Group, which will be a subscription based music download service.
Rob Wells, senior vice president for digital at UMG, got up on stage this afternoon to explain the thinking behind the deal, and gave some more details.
If you read my Digital Music Trends post yesterday, you'll know about Total Music, an idea cooked up by major label Universal Music Group that involved mobile handset manufacturers and MP3 player makers paying a monthly subscription to the labels, to give their users free, unlimited music downloads.
Well, Nokia's gone and done it. At least, I think they have.