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Nokia debuts free music streaming service in the USA


September 4, 2012 - NEW YORK, NY

Nokia today announced the launch of its freemusic streamingservice Nokia Music in the USA. Nokia Music is a free mobile experienceexclusive to Nokia Lumia handsets, providing consumers with a simple anddelightful way to discover and enjoy music.

Consumers can stream music from a suite of over 150 exclusive playlists thatarecurated and kept up to date by an expert team of US based musicologists. Theplaylists span a wide spectrum of musical genres from underground Detroithousetracks to New York Philharmonic favorites. Nokia Music also offers playlistscreated by global artists such as Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Beyond the curated playlists, music fans can create their own personalsoundtrack by selecting the Nokia Music 'CREATE' function that taps a libraryofmillions of songs and generates a playlist based on, and inspired by, theartists they love.

Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no registration or subscription,Nokia Music lets consumers immerse themselves in the dulcet tones of theirfavorite artists without being disrupted.

For maximum convenience, Nokia Music playlists can also be enjoyed offline soconsumers can listen to their favorite playlists anytime, anywhere - perfectfora long flight, journey to work or train ride.

To enhance their music experience further, consumers can use Nokia Music's'GIGFINDER', which locates a consumer's position and pinpoints live concerts, gigsand shows taking place in their local area, taking their level of interactionwith their favorite artists beyond the playlist and Nokia Music's mp3 store.

"The USA is the most vibrant and competitive digital music market in the world--by a wide margin. We have worked extra hard to ensure our service meets theexpectations of the demanding, active and inspired music fans in the USA. Iwould like to challenge everyone to try Nokia Music and see just how easy andenjoyable the service is to use," says Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment atNokia.

Consumers who already own a Nokia Lumia 900 or Nokia Lumia 710 can downloadtheNokia Music app for free from Marketplace.

A separate announcement today will unveil a collaboration between Nokia Music,AT&T and Green Day around the band's new album Uno. The promotion will seeGreenDay perform an exclusive concert and provide exclusive playlists to NokiaMusicfor AT&T consumers.

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have becomeanintegral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than1.3billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, accessinformation, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia'stechnological and design innovations have made its brand one of the mostrecognized in the world. For more information, visithttp://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

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