Nokia Music, Nokia’s new free music streaming service, held its exclusive launch event last Friday, October 19th, in Nashville, TN in the rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The event hosted by Billboard’s Ray Waddell, benefited Musicians On Call.
To start the day, members of the Eli Young Band stopped by the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Nashville campus to visit with Veteran patients and their families and play a couple songs. Immediately following, the band made its way to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and brought the house down with an intimate acoustic set for an audience packed with various members of the Nashville music industry and media.
“We are grateful for the Eli Young Band, Billboard, Musicians On Call, and the Music City’s music community for making our Nokia Music launch event a success,” said Anthony Montenegro, Head of Americas, Nokia Music at Nokia. “It’s truly inspiring to have so many people come together in support of such a great cause.”
“We want to give a special thanks to the Eli Young Band for their altruism and express our gratitude to everyone in the music community that attended the launch of Nokia Music at the Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Scott Welch, Chairman of the Board at Musicians On Call. “We are very appreciative of Nokia Music’s benevolence, and look forward to future collaborations with them.”
Nokia Music is a mobile experience exclusive to Nokia Lumia handsets currently available at all AT&T stores. AT&T is the nation’s largest 4G network. Consumers can stream unlimited music from a suite of over 150 exclusive playlists that are curated and kept up to date by an expert team of US based musicologists. The playlists span a wide spectrum of musical genres from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites.
Nokia Music also offers playlists created by global artists such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no registration or subscription, Nokia Music lets consumers immerse themselves in the sounds of their favorite artists without being disrupted.
To enhance their music experience further, consumers can use Nokia Music’s “GIG FINDER”, which locates a consumer’s position and pinpoints live concerts, gigs and shows taking place in Nashville, taking their level of interaction with their favorite artists beyond the playlist and Nokia Music’s mp3 store.
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