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Nokia Music Store Goes Live In India: DRM Bound But Portable Music; Redeemable Coupons

Two quarters later than expected, but Nokia has finally launched its Music Store in India, the Symbian Blog reported on Sunday. A Nokia spokesperson told MediaNama that, though the store is live, it hasn't been launched for consumers: one can't buy music as of today. It appears that the Indian Music Industry is headed for unchartered territory, with Nokia launching its Music Store, and digital content distributor Hungama also throwing its hat into the ring with unlimited downloads at its store. (Click here, or on the screencap for a view of the storefront of Nokia Music Store for India) We downloaded the desktop client for the Nokia Music Store to get a sense of the usability and purchasing options. But first, the content they've licensed: Content Available From what we've gathered from industry sources, content is still being added to the Nokia Music store. Looking around the store for labels, it appears that almost every key label has tied up with Nokia. We found music from the following labels/producers (Note: most of the links below link to related screenshots): -- Yash Raj Films: screenshot of the album for New York. -- Universal Music: screenshot of a song from Lucky Ali's Sur. -- Saregama: screenshot of a Kishore Kumar Retrospective album. -- Sony BMG: screenshot of Anandha Thaandavam -- T-Series, so Hungama is on board: a screenshot of the Dev D album. -- Regional label Big Music - so Phoneytunes is on board: screenshot. It looks like a substantial amount of content is on…

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Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

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