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Wednesday 30 August, 2000

EMI Group PLC

Agreement with NOKIA

EMI Group PLC
30 August 2000


EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING and NOKIA BRING POP MUSIC TO MOBILE PHONES.

Martin Bandier, Chairman and CEO, EMI Music Publishing
Worldwide, today announced that EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING and
NOKIA, the world's leading mobile telephone manufacturer,
have signed an agreement for EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING's
catalogue to be used for custom downloadable ring tones.
NOKIA will provide a service to owners of all types of
mobile phones, whereby they can download additional ring
tones for their mobile phones. EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING will
license the use of ring tones to NOKIA on a non-exclusive
worldwide basis.

The initial service will contain well-known songs,
television and film themes and will be added to with
additional famous titles, on a regular basis.  The ring
tones will be available from the internet via Club Nokia.
The ring tone can be downloaded either by sending a short
message to a specific telephone number or by using the Club
Nokia credit system in the internet.  It is anticipated that
ring tones can also be provided for promotional purposes and
hence be sponsored.

This groundbreaking deal brings together two major players,
endorsing the legitimate use of music on mobile phone
applications, whilst adding service value to the mobile
customer who will be able to enjoy music in a new way.  The
rollout of the service will start during autumn 2000.

Jonathan Channon, Director Film, TV & Media, EMI Music
Publishing U.K. notes: 'This deal marks a further
development in our new media activities and is the first
global initiative of its kind.  The Nokia connection shows
the potential to bring great songs, and themes, to a new
generation of portable devices and continues EMI's strategy
of working with technology innovators to help provide a
soundtrack to people's lives.  This new venture with NOKIA,
the leading innovators in its field, continues our strategy
to expand our business by embracing new technology through
business relationships in the new media arena.'

Ilkka Raiskinen, Vice President, Mobile Applications &
Services, Nokia comments: 'The soundtrack to people's lives
is about to change, ring tones are here to stay.  The large
selection of tunes will allow people to stand out with their
own set of personalised songs, which will be unique and
tailor-made for every occasion, mood and lifestyle.  Nokia
invented the concept of downloadable ring tones and we have
seen how enormously popular these have become around the
world.  With EMI Music Publishing, we are now taking the
next step to develop ring tones into an effective global
media for promoting music'.


ABOUT NOKIA MOBILE PHONES:
Nokia is paving the way to the mobile information society
with its innovative products and solutions.  The company is
the leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of
mobile, fixed and IP networks, related services, as well as
multimedia terminals.  In 1999, Nokia's net sales totaled
EUR 19.8 billion (USD 19.9 billion).  Headquartered in
Finland, Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK), Helsinki,
Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges and
employs more than 60 000 people.

ABOUT EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING:
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music
publishers. EMI Music Publishing are involved in the
successful careers of many top artists including; Robbie
Williams, The Spice Girls, Matchbox 20, Sting, Puff Daddy,
Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias, Janet Jackson,
TLC and Phil Collins.  As part of The EMI Group, EMI Music
Publishing is firmly committed to its artists and to the
future of the music industry


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Communications                     Caryn Tomlinson
Nokia Mobile Telephones            EMI Music Publishing
Finland                            United Kingdom
PH: + 358 10 505 5760              PH:  + 44 20 7412 9130
http://www.nokia.com

Amanda Conroy / Richard O'Brien    Dawn Bridges
The EMI Group                      The EMI Group
United Kingdom                     United States
PH: +44 20 7355 4848               PH: + 1 212 492 1275