Davidbowie.com: Nokia launches international community of music connoisseurs – the Music Recommenders.
Forty leading independent music stores from around the world are working with Nokia to create unique and customizable music recommendations. Music Recommenders brings together great new music across continents and genres, keeping music enthusiasts in touch with the latest tracks as well as helping them discover new artists. (…)
As a fanatical explorer and discoverer of music from around the world, David Bowie is taking the role of music ‘godfather’. He will be contributing to Music Recommenders every month through features and podcasts, sharing his most exciting discoveries (…).
Users can freely browse the music, search for music according to recommender, genre or style, listen to music clips and read weekly updates, artist interviews, city music guides and even information on the stores and recommenders themselves. Once registered, subscribers can receive an instant playlist of 30 second samples tailored specifically to their tastes and purchase the tracks they like. (…)
Music Recommenders will be available in a beta version starting in November 2006.
“We’ve searched around the world to find the most passionate and credible music specialists. The stores featured on Music Recommenders have the experts who are supporting and breaking new artists,” commented Tommi Mustonen, Director, Multimedia, Nokia. “And we’re thrilled to have David Bowie – a musical icon – sharing his own passion for what’s new in music. We are able to make a wealth of knowledge, passion and foresight available on a global scale – something that has never before been attempted.” (…)