Nokia Music India shuts down its online presence – mobile platform to continue

nokia-logoNokia India seems to have shut down its online digital music store for web users. The news has come in just a week after Microsoft had announced to acquire Nokia.

But it appears that only the web version has been pulled. So in case you have an active subscription, you can still access Nokia Music on most of the Nokia phones and enjoy the service in usual way. The activity was first reported by Medianama.

The company hasn’t given a justification for a sudden step rather than a cold announcement on its webpage saying, that the “Nokia Music site is no longer available. You can still enjoy Nokia Music on most Nokia phones. Listen to mixes, enjoy your own music and connect to local music in the usual way.”

The reason why Flipkart earlier this year had shut down its Flyte MP3 store in India, however makes perfect sense in this case as well, that is – diminishing revenues due to official ‘song boxes’ available on YouTube and of course, the big problem of Piracy.

Launched in 2009, Nokia Music India offered songs to download from its web browser on an unlimited subscription based model, available from labels like Sony BMG, Saregama, T-Series, etc. The service offered songs across various genres including Bollywood, Indian Classical, Devotional, Ghazal and more. The platform has a collection of over 3 million songs.

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