Espoo, Finland – Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced on Thursday the launch of
its Comes With Music music subscription service in China, which will offer
DRM-free downloads to computers and mobile phones.
The company partnered with
A8 Digital Music Holdings’ Huadong Feitian unit to power the service, which
will be known locally in China
as "Yue Sui Xiang."
Nokia previously selected the A8 Box as the music
player for its Nokia Ovi Store in China.
Yue Sui Xiang will offer
unlimited music downloads to purchasers of any of eight Nokia devices at
launch, with entry level prices from about $187.
Tracks have been licensed from
the four major record labels, as well as local Chinese distributors Huayi Brothers
Media Group, Taihe Rye and partner Huadong’s own user-uploaded music service.
Nokia has previously launched Comes With Music in growth markets including Brazil, Russia
and Indonesia, and plans to launch