p2pnet news | Music:- Recently, Nokia Oyj annoucned it had struck a deal with Vivendi Universal to offer free 12-month access to Universal artists’ music for everyone who bought its Nokia music phones.
Nokia’s Comes with Music also Comes with DRM.
But anyway, now, "In those cases where we cooperate with operators, there will be an arrangement so they can get a piece,” Bloomberg News has Tero Ojanpera, an executive vice president and a member of Nokia’s executive board, saying, going oin:
"Selling mobile music in a big way does not exist today,” Ojanpera said. `"Music has been used more as a marketing tool. Creating a new business that will be, in years to come, [worth] billions of dollars is something completely different,” he said.
"We are still strongly attached to DRM especially for advertising-based models and subscription- based models,” Vivendi boss Jean-Bernard Levy said at Midem yesterday, says Bloomberg, adding:
"Ojanpera declined to say what the cost of the phone and music bundle will be, or what other labels have agreed to make their music available for."
Comes with DRM – Nokia music phone? Forget it, December 5, 2007 at
Bloomberg News – Nokia to Share Revenue of Bundled Music With Mobile Operators , January 27, 2008
Midem – Vivendi boss Levy misinforms Midem, January 25, 2008