Nokia bundles a high-quality MP3 digital download store with a wide variety of their phones and other handheld devices.

Strength: Reach. Nokia sells millions of devices worldwide – with access to music built in.
Store type: Downloads

The Nokia Music Store is an international digital download store that sells high­quality MP3s individually or as album purchases a la carte. The Nokia Music Store also populates the catalog of a service called “Nokia Comes with Music” which is a free music download subscription service.

Go Live Time

It takes anywhere from 1­3 weeks for content to go live in Nokia.

Nokia Store Territories

Nokia Music Store is currently available in Australia, Austria, Brasil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

How Nokia Sells Your Music

Does Nokia sell your music via?


*Through Nokia’s MixRadio

Nokia Music store sells DRM­free 256K .mp3 files and Nokia Comes with Music sells DRM­encrypted
.wav files. Nokia Comes with Music files are DRM protected because they are sold for free. This is to stop customers from sharing the files with anyone outside of other Nokia Comes with Music subscribers. This means no one will be able to burn the files to a disc or put them on any players besides their mobile devices and computer. The files cannot be shared (except with other Nokia Comes with Music subscribers) or burned.

Pay Rate (How Much Nokia Pays You)

Nokia MixRadio: When a subscriber hears your music, you get paid a proportionate share of Nokia’s subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out in SoundLegends’s blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber’s free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.

Nokia Comes with Music: Although all the songs are free to all Nokia Comes with Music subscribers, the amount of subscribers in each month is calculated and multiplied by the total subscription rates. To find the payout rate for Sound Legends artist’s Nokia then takes our “market share” (the percentage of downloads SoundLegends’s artists made up for in that month) and multiplies it by the gross revenue for that month.

Example: Let’s say that Nokia Comes with Music had a total of (for this example)100,000 subscribers this month, and this month, say, 50,000 tracks were sold. To calculate the Pay Rate, multiply 100,000 by the subscription rate (1.90 GBP) and then multiply that by our market share (for this example let’s go with 10%) and divide by the number of tracks sold (for this example, 50,000).

Sample Pay Rate: 100,000 x (1.90GBP) = 190,000 GBP x 10% = 19,000 GBP / 50,000 = .38 GBP (pay
rate per song). This would then be converted into US dollars. Of course, as always, Sound Legends takes nothing: we pay 100% directly to you.

Nokia Music Store: The Nokia Music store sells all releases song by song unless that release has 10 or more tracks. When a release has at least 10 tracks, customers then have the option to purchase the entire album. Individual tracks sold will earn you a wholesale pay rate of GBP £0.49 GBP; whole albums sold will earn you a wholesale pay rate of GBP £4.45.

Some countries have special rules, so that even before taxes, tariffs, exchange rates or treaties kick in, some money is deducted by the store to pay fees and royalties dictated by local copyright laws. So from the amount you receive for sales of your music in that country, some amount will be deducted to pay the copyright holders under the local copyright laws. Even if the copyright holder is you, some laws require certain royalties to be paid out in that country. However, no matter what, you will get paid the pay rate, after taxes, exchange rate adjustments, etc.


We’ve built our Sound Legends to get songwriters (the person or entity that controls the copyright to the lyrics and melody of the song) all their royalties from sales and use of their songs around the world. To learn more about the additional separate royalties you earn as a Songwriter, see our Publishing Administration Help section.