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Microsoft has launched a music download service on MSN Mobile which will allow users with internet-enabled phones to purchase and download music via their mobile.
The new service is available across all UK network operators and boasts a catalogue of up to one million tracks, 25,000 Realtones and 10,000 Music Videos from record labels such as Sony Music and Warner Music.
Users who have an internet-enabled phone can purchase full tracks for £1.50 via the PayForIt billing framework. Charges appear on the user’s monthly bill in the case of post-pay contracts, or debited direct from pre-pay mobile plans.
Consumers enter http://www.msn.co.uk into their phone internet browser and select the music service from the menu. Alternatively users can text MSN to 63463 and will be sent a link to the service.
The MSN Mobile Music service is provided via an exclusive partnership with VidZone Digital Media.
Nokia says that it has secured a pan European licensing deal to support its Comes With Music mobile music download platform. Nokia has entered into pan European licenses for its Comes With Music service with Universal Music Publishing Group, and the national collecting societies SACEM, SDRM, and SESAM (France), SGAE (Spain), and SIAE (Italy).In addition, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Nordic societies STIM (Sweden), TEOSTO (Finland) and TONO (Norway) have also confirmed their participation in the Comes With Music Service across Europe, and Nokia has concluded a pan European license with CELAS/EMI Music Publishing in respect of Nokia’s download service, Nokia Music Store.Customers who buy a Comes With Music device can explore and enjoy a diverse catalog of music of international and local artists with unlimited access to millions of tracks for 12 to 18 months, keeping the music when the “contract” ends. The United Kingdom was the first market to offer Comes With Music in October 2008 and Singapore and Australia are expected to launch later this quarter.