Nokia Music Subscription Service Shutting Down – Never Launched the U.S.

Nokia’s music subscription service was never available in the U.S. So, I didn’t follow its development. It was originally launched as “Comes With Music” in 2008 and, if memory serves me correctly, became Ovi Music. Whether or not my memory for history is correct, it now another final transition process:

Nokia pulls plug on free music in most markets (Reuters)

The subscription service will be available for another 12 months in China, India and Indonesia and 6 months in Brazil, Turkey and South Africa. Nokia acknowledges that their ultra-restrictive licensing which tied music to a specifc phone may have something to do with the service’s low uptake.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Almost 60% of businesses use some form of content marketing. Starting December 8, get hands-on content marketing training in our online boot camp! Through an interactive series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you how to create, distribute, and measure the success of your brand's content! Sign-up before November 10 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!