Nokia announced that Sony BMG Music Entertainment has officially joined Nokia Comes With Music, a new way for people to discover and enjoy music with their Nokia device.
People who buy a Nokia Comes With Music device will have a year of access to the SONY BMG catalog of music. Consumers will be able to download tracks to both their mobile device and computer through the Nokia Music Store during the first twelve months that they own their Nokia device.
At the end of the one year period, they can keep their downloaded tracks and, should they purchase a new compatible device or computer, they can transfer their downloaded material by substituting their new device or computer for the original devices. As a result, music fans who participate in the Comes With Music experience will be able to keep their downloads on their device and/or computer for the rest of their lives.
Consumers will have a number of attractive options for continuing to get new music after the Nokia Comes With Music subscription is over: they will be able to continue to purchase additional tracks from the Nokia Music Store, or move on to a Nokia “unlimited access” subscription service to enjoy new releases and catalog tracks not downloaded during the initial year.
Comes With Music is expected to launch in the second half of 2008 on a range of Nokia devices in selected markets.