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Cingular: Promoting Music By Making You Pay For It

US operator Cingular has launched a new “innovative music program” that sees it releasing ringtones before they’re heard anywhere else, or simultaneously with their debut on radio. The company said this gives its users “a whole new way to enjoy music”, but more importantly, “the entertainment industry a powerful channel to reach tens of millions […]

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Roxio To Retail Xingtone

Roxio, the maker of popular CD-burning software, says it will distribute Xingtone’s DIY ringtone software at retail outlets. Xingtone lets users take audio files on their computers and turn them into ringtones — functionality record labels are beginning to include on CDs as well. DIY ringtone software and services could put a dent in ringtone […]

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Hedgehog Ringtones

Hedgehog Ringtones

First “moantones,” now “groantones.” Porn star Ron Jeremy is getting into mobile content, Ringtonia says. In addition to porn, he’ll be selling ringtones and all kinds of other stuff you’d be embarrassed to show in public. At least he’s got a cool icon, though. —–>Follow us on Twitter too: @russellbuckley and @caaarlo

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Bundling Custom Ringtones

Atlantic Records UK says the new CD single from rapper Fabolous it released this week contains software that lets users choose any part of the song and download it to their mobile for use as a ringtune. Based on “MyTone” software from Bounce Technology, buyers put the CD in their computer, choose which part they […]

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