Nokia has launched Nokia Music+, a subscription-based upgrade to its free-to-stream mobile music service. The company will be rolling out Nokia Music+ as an optional update to its existing service in the coming months. The existing Nokia Music service will continue to be available free to Nokia Lumia owners.
Stephen Bryan (Executive vice president, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Warner Music Group): By bringing a well-designed digital radio service to its massive distribution footprint, Nokia is catering to a global audience of under-served, casual music fans.
Nokia Music+ will cost $3.99 a month, and let users download unlimited mixes for offline playback, unlimited track skip, and the option to select higher quality audio when connecting via Wi-Fi, among other things. Users can also chose to listen to Nokia Music via other Internet-enabled devices like the PC or tablet.