We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,764 News Articles

Nokia phones to get 'free' music from Sony

Sony BMG backs Nokia 'Comes with Music' deal

Sony BMG will provide content to Nokia's Comes With Music programme in the second half of 2008, the company announced.

Nokia Comes With Music was announced last December, and combines a mobile phone with a year of unlimited access to music.

Sony BMG is the second record label to jump on board after Universal Music. Its roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Bruce Springsteen. Nokia has said it expects all major labels to join.

The Finnish phone giant has said it hopes the service will add new revenue for the benefit of artists, labels and other rights holders.

Several questions remain, however. Nokia still hasn't announced where the service will launch, and on which phones.

Nokia recently denied reports that it will pay Universal Music $35 for every phone that offers the service. The actual sum is still being negotiated, according to a spokeswoman.


IDG UK Sites

LG G Watch review: Android Wear smartwatch is the best around, so far

IDG UK Sites

How to join Apple's OS X Beta Seed Program: Get OS X Yosemite on your Mac before public release

IDG UK Sites

Why the BBC iPlayer outage was caused by a DDoS attack: Topsy and Tim isn't *that* popular

IDG UK Sites

BBC using Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to trial 4K/UHD, pan-around video, augmented video and...