Bowie Launches new Mobile Music Service
The legend helps Nokia's new service get under way...
David Bowie is the face of a new music recommendation service from mobile phone manufacturer Nokia.
In conjunction with forty of the worlds leading independent music stores, Music Recommenders aims to give users access to the latest music to download on their phones. Record stores involved include Fat Beats (New York), Reckless (Chicago), Pure Groove (London), Hard Wax (Berlin) and Mona Records (Tokyo).
Bowie himself will contribute features and podcasts to the Music Recommenders service. To launch the service he has also appeared in a short film, shot by Wim Wenders which details his love of discovering new music across musical genres and national boundaries.
Users will be able to listen to free 30 second samples of the clips and then pay to download the music they like at 89p a track.
The service comes on the back of a range of new phones from Nokia aimed at the convergent mobile and music market. New editions of the companys N70, N73 and N91 phones now offer up to 8Gbyte hard drives and dedicate music controls.
The companys N95 phone to be launched in the New Year is marketed as a full mobile computer and includes a 5 megapixel camera and integrated GPS. All Nokia music phones include access to the new Music Recommenders service here.