Monday, January 17, 2011

Nokia shuts down Ovi Music Unlimited service in most markets, cites lack of traction

Whether you knew it as Comes With Music or Ovi Music Unlimited, the sad fact is that pretty soon you won't know it all -- Nokia's subscription music service is being shut down almost universally, with the exception of a few select markets like China, Brazil and South Africa. Reuters reports that the use of DRM to lock down content to less-than-cutting-edge devices was a major stumbling block in the rollout of what was originally supposed to be a major iTunes competitor. Those who are already signed up will continue to have access to their music libraries until the fateful day when their subscription runs out. From then on, you'll only have the DRM-free Ovi Music store to keep you warm during those long Finnish nights.
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