Thursday 14th May 2009
PRS for Music, Chrysalis Music, peermusic, Sony/ATV, and Warner/Chappell Music support Nokia’s European Roll Out
Innovative Comes With Music service extending to other EU territories
PRS for Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV, Peermusic and Chrysalis Music Publishing today officially announced deals that are enabling ‘Nokia Comes With Music’ to roll out across the European Continent.
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) confirmed they had worked with PRS for Music to issue Nokia with digital licenses through WCM’s PEDL Initiative. In addition, PRS for Music has administered a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. PRS for Music has also concluded an agreement on behalf of peermusic covering their repertoires on a pan-European basis. Chrysalis Music confirmed that they had agreed a deal for PRS for Music to license its repertoire for the Comes with Music service on a pan European basis.
Andrew Shaw, MD of Broadcast and Online at PRS for Music said: “We are always trying to offer new music services a comprehensive and simple licensing solution. The zeitgeist of the digital age is to provide licensing solutions for new business models. I’m pleased we can offer such a wide and diverse repertoire to help Nokia extend Comes With Music further. This follows a deal announced at MIDEM where a series of independent publishers agreed to license their multi-territory rights collectively through PRS for Music.”
Jane Dyball, SVP, International Legal and Business Affairs, Warner/Chappell Music, said “Very early on in our discussions with Nokia we identified Comes With Music as a service which should be encouraged and supported. We worked hard to come up with this bespoke deal which offers fans unlimited access to music, whilst retaining value for rights-holders and opening up new opportunities for songwriters. Helping to facilitate innovative services like this one is a key advantage of our PEDL Initiative.”
Nigel Elderton, Managing Director of peermusic UK said "We are very pleased to have been able to work with Nokia to provide our repertoire on a pan European wide basis for their innovative 'Comes with Music' service. This deal represents tremendous value for music fans while providing our songwriters with an important new revenue stream. We wish Nokia success with their roll out across Europe".
Customers who buy a Comes With Music device will be able to explore and enjoy a diverse catalogue of music of international and local artists with unlimited access to millions of tracks, keeping all the music they download and revolutionizing their digital music experience.
For more information, get in touch:
Barney Hooper, Head of PR:
02073064548 / 07979 757052
The bit about us:
PRS for Music exists to help businesses and community groups get access to some of the world’s best loved music, while making sure that songwriters, composers and publishers are rightfully rewarded whenever their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. PRS for Music provides the permissions needed to use music for any product or space, from a TV programme or online video, to the workplace radio and every possibility in between. Through effective, fair and transparent licensing we ensure that creators can keep on creating by delivering vital income to all our 60,000 membership. PRS for Music is proud to keep one of the UK’s most vibrant creative industries working.