Thursday, March 27, 2008

FT.com / Companies / Telecoms - Nokia confident of reaching music deals

I suspect this has something to do with the rumored iPod/iPhone music license recalc

Nokia is increasingly confident of securing deals with the world’s leading record companies ahead of launching its flagship music service for mobile phones later this year.

In December, Nokia announced plans for its Comes With Music service, under which people will be able to buy mobiles giving them access to Universal Music’s entire back catalogue for up to one year.

Nokia is in talks with the other three leading record companies – Sony BMG, EMI and Warner Music – plus about 10 independent music labels about giving people access to their catalogues.

FT.com / Companies / Telecoms - Nokia confident of reaching music deals

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