March 20, 2008 12:36 pm

EMI wants to be part of Comes with Music

HELSINKI, Finland – It won’t be long now before Nokia begins a revolution for music fans around the world with the launch of “Comes with Music”. Now, EMI has gone public stating that “we want to be part of it”.

The new service, which gives customers unlimited access to millions of songs when they purchase a “Comes with Music” device already has the support of the world’s largest music label Universal.

In a statement made on Wednesday, head of EMI Finland Wemppa Koivumaki said:

“We want to be part of it. I believe strongly that when it launches we will be there, with a full offering”

The service is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2008 and will enable “Comes with Music” customers to download millions of songs for free.

Tech Connect magazine makes the connection with rumours of a similar service from Apple citing Nokia’s “Comes with Music” service to be an “inspiration for Apple’s unlimted music bundle plans”.

Afterdawn.com and Reuters.com also reported on the EMI announcement.