Nokia will continue to sell phones with promotions is 12 months free music downloads for subscribers in China, India and Indonesia and promotions for 6 months for subscribers in Brazil, Turkey Turkey and South Africa.
All four major brands as Vivendi's (VIV.PA) Universal Music, EMI, Warner Music Group (WMG.N) and Sony had to support services of Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited, so right from the start, this service was viewed as a challenge to Apple's iTunes.
Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited was launched in late 2008 in Britain, which is a test market for new mobile services in Europe but lacks the support operation and has failed to attract customers.
The reasons that the Ovi Music Unlimited forced to shut down the service includes music downloads Nokia is only for customers who buy a new machine and its users is limited by the rights management software digital DRM - a measure to limit sharing music between devices because of copyright issues.
DRM only allows users to share a limited number of songs between different devices.
"Clearly the market wants a DRM-free service, " a Nokia spokesman stressed companies will continue to offer DRM free music through its Music Store in 38 countries.