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Nokia Comes with the Music backfired

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2008 10:06 User comments (4)

Nokia Comes with the Music backfired Nokia's hyped all-you-can-eat music service, Comes with the Music, has backfired in a devastating manner. Comes with the Music was launched as a service that would allow new mobile phone buyers to download unlimited amount of music to their device. The service was hailed to be one of the most impressive moves in a while -- one that could even challenge Apple. According to The Register however, some Nokia execs made one of the worst kinds of deals with the record labels and it will eat the profits.
Nokia has been said to perform a single-payment for every sold cell phone to the record labels, but according to insider sources there is a ceiling of 35 songs per user -- after which Nokia pays the price of every single song. Obviously this will come extremely pricey for Nokia.

"It will cost Nokia a fortune - it's a reckless business move," said an insider. The former Managing Director of Nokia Music Ed Averdieck was the first one to leave Nokia for this mistake and another Nokia Music boss Tommi Mustonen has been given a "punishment that fits the crime".

Nokia has a Comes with the Music deal with Universal Music and Sony BMG. According to The Register deals with EMI and Warner are in the making.

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4 user comments

129.4.2008 12:08

whao nokia ....

this time you really give advantages to customer :D

too bad i dont by nokia XD

229.4.2008 12:11

I haven't seen a Nokia phone is probably 6 years. I need to get out of my cave more.

329.4.2008 14:01

Greed knows no bounds (or brains) in business.

429.4.2008 16:47

why didnt they just joint with napster? makes no sense to me

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