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MusicAlly puts mobile music on trial

Music Ally will this month pitch two world class speakers against each other in a unique mock-trial on the promise of the mobile music industry.
 
Titled “Mobile Music in the Dock” the event promises to put the claims made by the mobile industry about mobile music on trial. Speakers will be Mobile Entertainment Forum chairman Ralph Simon and Sibelius Software’s Jeremy Silver acting as defence and prosecution respectively.

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Nokia ‘Comes With Music’: Analyst response

Nokia’s ‘Comes With Music’ approach is a classic example of a company underwriting a good deal in order to carve itself a slice of a market already dominated by another, in this case by Apple, the analysts at Informa Telecoms & Media claim.

Nokia this week announced the UK will be the first country in which it will launch the service, which offers Nokia 5310 XpressMusic handset customers free access to over 2.1 million tracks.

“In general, adoption of most mobile music services has so far been slow and disappointing,” Informa Telecoms & Media notes. “Nokia hopes to change this trend and therefore unlike most other music services, “Comes With Music” will allow users to keep and listen to all the downloaded music even after the one year subscription period ends. However, many media reports have raised concerns on the business model and whether Nokia will be able to make any profit from the service.”
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