Chantal Kreviazuk, Rogers and Nokia Partner to Shoot the First Canadian Major Label Video with Handsets



    TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - Multiple award-winning singer/songwriter Chantal
Kreviazuk has partnered with Rogers and Nokia, to film her new video for the
smash single "Wonderful," entirely on two Nokia Nseries mobile phones. The
video was conceptualized by SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) to be filmed using a Nokia
Nseries handset and was shot in Los Angeles last month at six unique
locations. This marks the first time a major record label has partnered with a
mobile phone manufacturer to shoot a music video for widespread servicing on
national television outlets.
    Log onto www.chantalonline.com/wonderful to watch a 30second clip of
"Wonderful" and access information on Nokia products. Win one of 5 prize packs
including a Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone, $100 gift card from Rogers and a
full Chantal Kreviazuk discography. Visit Rogers Yahoo! at rogers.yahoo.com to
get an exclusive first look at "Wonderful" and the making of the video, for a
limited time.
    Also featured in the video, is the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone, the only
mobile phone available in Canada that is both fully compatible with the Rogers
MusicStore and also Windows DRM compatible, giving consumers the ultimate in
flexibility when it comes to accessing music over the air from the Rogers
MusicStore or sideloading music from a PC using a USB cable.
    Filming on the small Nokia Nseries handheld device allowed the shoot to
be more intimate and organic with a conceptual freedom that is not usually
realized on big budget, locational video shoots. On the experience, Chantal
commented: "it felt fluid and easy and you could feel more spontaneous and
impulsive with your emotions as an artist. On a regular video shoot, every
shot of film is planned, frame by frame, and this was quite liberating."
    With the Nokia mobile phone in hand, director Kathi Prosser didn't have
to follow the rules of a tradition production. On the experience, Kathi
commented: "it was spontaneous, liberating, impulsive and intimate. It was so
refreshing to go with the flow, capture an artist in life as it happens and
with something so small - no intimidation, no posturing - just the pure power
of people."
    "The success of the Nokia 5300 has shown that consumers want music
phones," said Paul Chapple, General Manager, Nokia Canada. "Nokia is looking
forward to bringing even more advanced NSeries products to Canada with Rogers
in the future."
    "Wonderful" is the second single from Chantal's fourth studio album Ghost
Stories, released in August 2006. One of the most respected artists and
songwriters in North America, Chantal has amassed total career sales of more
than 650,000 units, has written songs for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Gwen
Stefani and Kelly Clarkson and has performed on some of the biggest
soundtracks of the last decade.
    Chantal is also the spokesperson for Garnier Nutrisse Cream and is
devoted to numerous charitable causes including War Child Canada, the Canadian
Women's Foundation, MAC Fashion Cares, the BC Cancer Research Centre and the
Concert For Tsunami Relief.

    About Nokia Nseries
    Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that
delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest
technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products,
consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information
and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any time.

    About Nokia
    Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and
sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each
other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative
products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media
and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network
operators and corporations. For over twenty years Nokia has been bringing the
best in mobile phones and enhancements to Canada to satisfy the diverse needs
of Canadian consumers.

    About SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC.
    SONY BMG MUSIC (CANADA) INC. carries on the Canadian operations of SONY
BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, a global recording music joint venture with a roster
of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and
international superstars, as well as a vast catalogue that comprises some of
the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50 %
owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.





For further information:

For further information: Nicole Tuschak, Ketchum (on behalf of Nokia),
nicole.tuschak@ketchum.com, (416) 642-5246; Erica Silver, SONY BMG MUSIC
(CANADA) Inc., erica.silver@sonybmg.com, (416) 589-3050

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