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Only available for Lumia handset users

Nokia has been taking a beating on the smartphone market over the last year. The company has been unable to produce a smartphone that captured the interest of consumers around the world leading to sinking profits.
The company has bet the farm on Windows Phone 8, and some analysts think a failure could spell the end for Nokia. 
Today, however, Nokia has announced something that is possibly more interesting than the smartphones the company has been trying to sell. The company's free music streaming service Nokia Music has launched in the U.S. The free music streaming service is exclusive for Nokia Lumia handsets.
The service promises over 150 exclusive playlists that are curated and kept up-to-date by an expert team of U.S. “musicologists”. Available playlists span a wide spectrum of genres, including things such as Detroit house tracks to selections from the New York Philharmonic. The playlists also cover pop artists such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Lana Del Ray.
The service also allows fans to create their own soundtrack using a Create function to access a library containing millions of songs to generate playlists based on or inspired by musical artists they love. All the tracks are advertisement free, and no registration or subscription is required. The service also allows users to listen to their playlists off-line.
"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 the expectations of the demanding, active and inspired music fans in the USA. I would like to challenge everyone to try Nokia Music and see just how easy and enjoyable the service is to use," says Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment at Nokia.
Nokia Music also has a feature called Gig Finder allows users to find live concerts and shows taking place in the area. Nokia says that users who own a Lumia 900 are Lumia 710 can download the Nokia Music free right now.

Source: Nokia

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By Motoman on 9/4/2012 11:28:54 AM , Rating: 3
A streaming service that costs what streamed content is worth! Nothing.

RE: Finally!
By retrospooty on 9/4/2012 11:47:25 AM , Rating: 2

[insert sound of bagpipes deflating]

RE: Finally!
By dani31 on 9/4/2012 11:56:37 AM , Rating: 2
You must think really low of the New York Philharmonic, then.

RE: Finally!
By GulWestfale on 9/4/2012 12:52:47 PM , Rating: 3
well a streaming service is little more than radio, and that's been free forever (except to those poor suckers that pay for sirius).

RE: Finally!
By semiconshawn on 9/5/2012 3:30:45 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah I hate sat rad. It cost almost nothing has no ads and works seemlessly when you drive out of your local area. All sports, comedy, talk, and stern plus the hardware is already in every new car worth a darn. Suckers for sure.

Nothing is ever free..
By nocturne_81 on 9/4/2012 2:06:05 PM , Rating: 2
As my father wisely advised me.. nothing is ever truly 'free'. Being attached to a cumbersome and poorly designed phone is enough of a cost.

RE: Nothing is ever free..
By chµck on 9/4/2012 4:42:30 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, even though itunes is a free download, I hate how the phone doesn't sit well in my hands and lacks buttons.

RE: Nothing is ever free..
By nikon133 on 9/4/2012 5:47:04 PM , Rating: 2
So your dad didn't advise you how to recognise good phone, then.

By NellyFromMA on 9/4/2012 11:22:04 AM , Rating: 2
Where can I attend to study Musicology?

RE: Musicologists?
By GulWestfale on 9/4/2012 12:52:05 PM , Rating: 2
By Paj on 9/5/2012 7:46:43 AM , Rating: 2
How will this compare next to something like Spotify? Ive been using it for about a year when a catastrophic series of events lead to me losing all my digital music files - havent really looked back.

I'm pretty sure that the selection of music would be less extensive than Spotify's. Also, Spotify radio is garbage when compared to one of the many free, niche internet radio stations around, despite its epic library. How will this be any better?

By rountad on 9/5/2012 10:17:01 AM , Rating: 2
Does that mean I can get this service? My car has a cap that has 710 printed on it.

nokia new phones
By sikku on 9/5/2012 6:07:58 PM , Rating: 2
nokia lumia 920 and nokia lumia 820great phone with amazing specs ... have alook in detail at "

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