Nokia's Comes With Music barely tops 100k users worldwide
A year after the U.K. debut of Nokia's all-you-can-eat Comes With Music service, digital music research firm Music Ally reports the mobile music effort has signed up slightly more than 107,000 users worldwide. According to Music Ally, 32,728 consumers signed up with Comes With Music as of July 2009--Australia follows with 23,003 subscribers, trailed by Singapore with 19, 318. Music Ally notes that Comes With Music is faring more successfully in emerging markets than in developed Western nations, where the competition is stiffer.
"Comes With Music has been a live service for 12 months in the U.K. and over the last eight months, has also gone live in 11 other countries," a Nokia spokesperson told Music Ally. "This is a very fast rollout for a service of its kind, especially when you consider the music is a mix of global and local content for each location. In terms of innovation, Comes With Music is a significant shift for both consumers and the industry alike. Nokia will continue to bring new services to market and we will continue to add further countries and partners to our Comes With Music rollout. We look forward to being able to share more details on this over the coming weeks. With regard to the statistics presented in your article, as per our longstanding policy we do not comment on industry speculation or rumors."
For more on the Comes With Music data:
- read this Music Ally blog entry