Nokia today announced that its Comes With Music service is now live in Singapore, making it the first market in Asia where it will be available, after the service was launched in the United Kingdom last October.
Local music lovers will now be able to enjoy unlimited downloads* of million of free tracks from Nokia's online music store for the cost of a Comes With Music enabled device over a year. The most revolutionary part of this offer is that people get to keep all their downloaded songs, even after the service period is over, and enjoy a truly dynamic and seamless music experience on both their PC and mobile devices, as they can download music from their PC or directly to their devices.
People can choose from estimated four million tracks on the local Nokia Music Store catalogue, comprising a diverse range of major and independent labels carrying both international and local content across genres from jazz to blues, to hip hop, soul, funk, pop, indie, grunge and even kids and soundtracks from movies.
Comes with Music is widely supported by international labels such as, EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, as well as Asian independent labels such as Ocean Butterflies and Rock Records.
Asian music from artists such as Sing Shi, Huang Jing Lun, Liang Wen Ying, Rainie Yang, Da Mouth, Khalil Fong are available with Comes with Music, among others.
In Singapore, consumers will be the first in the world to get their hands on the Nokia 5800 Comes With
Music available in red and blue which will be available from tomorrow, Saturday, Feb 28 at the recommended retail price of S$798**. The silver-black version will be sold from mid-March onwards.
Comes with Music editions of the Nokia N96 in black (RRP SGD 1238**), Nokia N85 in cherry black (RRP
SGD 938**), and Nokia N79 in petrol black (RRP SGD 858**) multimedia computers, as well as the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic in grey (RRP SGD 618**) and Nokia 5220 XpressMusic in titanium (RRP SGD 558**) will also be sold at all Nokia Branded Retail stores*** from tomorrow.
"We are very excited to bring this music offer to Singaporeans on so many device models to suit different consumer segments across various price points. Particularly in these trying economic times, Comes with Music delivers exceptional value to music lovers who can stay connected to the music they like, yet no longer worry about the cost of purchasing music by single tracks or album. The freedom and simplicity of the service is unparalleled. What's more, the music is legal and is yours to keep." said Vlasta Berka, General Manager, Nokia Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei.
Nokia Music presents: Earn Your Stripes Party
Nokia held a consumer party this evening to celebrate the launch of Comes With Music & its much anticipated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic device to consumers at Zouk. Nokia Music Presents: Earn Your Stripes party, was a playlist-themed launch party held at the Nokia Music Lounge from 9pm to the wee hours of Feb 28 morning at Zouk with hundreds of young clubbers and partygoers dressed in stripes.
Also celebrating with Nokia by partying into the night were the All-American Rejects, a popular rock band from the United States, who flew into Singapore specially for the launch, and Deadmau5, a renowned hitmaker in the music world.
Nokia has also announced an online exclusive release of All American Rejects' 'When The World Comes Down' album on the Nokia Music Store in Singapore.
Some 58 lucky members of the public at the launch party were also given the chance to buy the newly-launched Nokia 5800 Comes With Music at 58 cents. Others won special vouchers which entitled them to discounts of SGD 258 off the recommended retail prices of the Comes with Music range of devices at Nokia's
Suntec City concept store, and still others will receive a complimentary Nokia Bluetooth headset with the purchase of any Comes with Music device for a limited time also from tomorrow at Nokia's Suntec store.