Nokia introduces a free, mobile-optimized music service on Nokia Lumia
TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Nokia today announced the launch of Nokia Music
in Canada, its highly-acclaimed free music streaming service. Nokia Music is
exclusive to Nokia Lumia smartphones, providing consumers with a simple and
delightful way to discover and enjoy music. There is no sign-up, no ads and no
subscription, meaning users can dive right into Nokia Music's catalogue of 18
"Technology has shaped the listening behaviour of many Canadians and
transformed the music industry by giving music lovers more listening choices.
However, with so many options and so much music out there, it's easy to get
overwhelmed (and even discouraged) when it comes to discovering new music,"
said Alan Cross, long time radio broadcaster and musicologist famous for The
Ongoing History of New Music and The Secret History of Rock. "What Nokia Music
offers is a seamless, easy-to-use way to listen to new and old music, all with
a touch of a button."
One of the main features of Nokia Music is Mix Radio. Consumers can stream
free music from a suite of more than 150 exclusive playlists that are
hand-crafted and kept up-to-date by a dedicated staff. The playlists span a
wide spectrum of musical genres from franco pop to hockey songs for the
rink. Nokia Music also offers playlists created by global artists.
Beyond the curated playlists, music fans can create their own personal
soundtrack by selecting up to three artists via the Nokia Music 'CREATE'
function, which taps a library of millions of songs and generates a playlist
based on, and inspired by, the artists they love.
For maximum convenience, Nokia Music playlists can also be enjoyed offline so
consumers can listen to their favourite playlists anytime, anywhere - perfect
for a long flight, journey to work or train ride.
To enhance their music experience further, Nokia Music's 'GIG FINDER'
pinpoints live shows taking place nearby, even helping consumers buy tickets,
find the venue with HERE Maps and get directions - all from within the Nokia
For people that love the free service and want even more, there is also the
Nokia Music+ service. For $3.99 per month, the service allows consumers
unlimited songs skips on playlists and to take as many mixes offline as they
want, access their music from web, mobile and laptop, and switch to
high-quality audio on Wi-Fi.
"We believe that Nokia Music offers great value and will revolutionize the way
Canadian music lovers can explore, discover and enjoy music," said Jyrki
Rosenberg, Vice President of Nokia Entertainment. "We are always striving to
give Canadians the best service possible and we have worked extra hard to
ensure Nokia Music meets the expectations of the demanding, active and
inspired music fans in Canada."
The Nokia Music app is available for download now to all Canadian Lumia owners
from the Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Store.
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become
an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than
1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access
information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's
technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most
recognized in the world. For more information, visit
To download images of the Nokia Music, please visit http://press.nokia.com/.
Media Enquiries: Stacey Grimshaw (on behalf of Nokia)
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