We wrote yesterday about Nokia’s planned announcement in London. Well, it was to reveal that Sony BMG has become the second major label to sign up for Comes With Music, joining UMG. Naturally, neither would comment on the existing rumours of how much Nokia is paying the major labels per handset. However, Nokia’s Tero Ojanpera did give a strong hint with this quote: “If last year digital music was globally around a $4 billion business, then if we can get a single digit percentage of Nokia’s yearly volume to be adapted with Comes With Music, we have the potential to exceed that number.” Nokia sold 437 million handsets last year, and if that single-digit percentage is, say, 9%, that would mean 39.33 million Comes With Music phones, and thus payments of around $102 per handset.

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