Nokia and Verizon sponsor SXSW concerts to promote Nokia Music

In a press release Nokia announced that they and Verizon Wireless will present an exclusive launch event at the legendary Arlyn Studios – Austin’s original premiere recording facility, featuring a special live performance by Solange to promote their Nokia Music service.

Solange’s performance will be streaming live on Livestream Sunday night at nokiamusicverizon.

Nokia will also present the Roc Nation at Raptor House Concert Series in Austin, Texas from March 10th – 14th. As mobile partner, Nokia has joined forces with Roc Nation and Raptor House to curate a diverse lineup of music programming to coincide with the festival.

The concert series will feature live performances that will take place through out the week from Haim, Caveman, Body Parts, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, The Mowgli’s, Wardell, Vacationer, Kan Wa Kan, The Lone Bellow, Carousel, Elle King, The Blank Tapes, Mayaeni, The Well Spring, and more. All performances will also be available to stream live globally via Livestream: NokiaMusic/RocNation.

On Thursday, March 14th, Nokia Music will wind down their week of activation with a special late night performance by Rudimental.

"Whether you’re new to the service or an experienced user, Nokia Music is a great platform for people to discover new music as much as it is for them to listen to some of their favorite artists," said Jyrki Rosenberg, VP of Entertainment for Nokia. "Keeping in line with that celebration of music discovery, we’re excited to team up with Roc Nation and Raptor House for a thrilling week of performances in Austin from an eclectic group of artists."

See a complete schedule of performances and more information in Nokia’s press release here.