The launch of the service was announced on Sunday, while a spokesman for the company’s local subsidiary confirmed today that South Africans would have access to it within the next two months.
The service, which will be rolled out in the “next few weeks”, follows the announcement of the launch of Xbox Music in South Africa towards the end of last year, though the expected pre-Christmas rollout was delayed.
Nokia Music+ will offer around 15 million songs for a monthly subscription of US$3.99 per month. Nokia South Africa spokesman Leo McKay said the South African pricing would be similar, though it had not yet been finalised.
“This is for people who care enough about music to pay something for more quality and choice, but don’t want to pay €9.99 monthly,” says Nokia entertainment vice-president Jryki Rosenberg in a blog post.