Bell adds iPod™ and mobile phone compatible MP3 downloads to Sympatico/MSN Music Store

Oct 2, 2007

DRM-free music catalogue playable on a wide range of music devices

TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today announced the
availability of unrestricted MP3 music files on Sympatico/MSN Music Store Canadian consumers can purchase downloadable
tracks playable on a wide range of compatible music and mobile devices,
including iPod™ and MP3-enabled mobile phones.
"As Canada's leading internet service provider and online portal, Bell
continues to build and offer the most robust online entertainment portfolio,
including music, video and gaming," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell
Residential Services. "The addition of MP3 tracks to Sympatico/MSN Music Store
furthers our commitment to offering Canadians the very best entertainment
Because these downloadable MP3 tracks are Digital Rights Management (DRM)
free, there are no limits on the types of music devices or number of computers
on which purchased songs can be played. With more than a half million MP3
tracks currently available and more being added every week, Bell offers tracks
some of the world's best selling artists, including Coldplay, Norah Jones,
Keith Urban, Gorillaz and The Rolling Stones as well as best selling Canadian
acts Nickelback, k-os and Stompin' Tom Connors. Sympatico/MSN also offers one
of Canada's largest selections of French artists, including Claude Dubois,
Marie-Mai, Ima and many more.
In addition to being compatible with a variety of portable music devices,
Bell's DRM-free MP3 downloads can also be enjoyed on a wide range of
MP3-compatible Bell Mobility phones.
Bell is offering MP3s from several independent labels as well as EMI
artists, which can play on any portable media player or computer and can be
burned on to CD, all without fear of viruses, corrupt files, spyware and
pop-ups that are often associated with music download sites.
Consumers continue to have the choice of purchasing DRM-enabled Windows
Media Audio (WMA) files. Albums in MP3 format will retail for the same price
as DRM-enabled albums, while single tracks cost as little as 99 cents.
For a full listing of today's' hottest MP3 titles, please visit

(*) iPod is a trademark of Apple®

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

For further information: Jeff Meerman, Bell Media Relations, 1-877-410-4221,