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An Overview Of The Ring Tone Market

Feb 14, 2008
Mobile Music is also known as the Wireless Music. This includes mobile phone ring tones, color ring back tones, and mobile phone music (MP3). Caller ring back tones (CRBT) also known as Ring back tones. The caller ring back tone allows you to choose a song or music which your friends or family can hear when they call you.

Downloading ring tones from websites is a huge fad amongst teenagers who are crazy about ring tones.

It should be noted that downloading music isn't all that easy. Some sites offer it free of charge, while on others, one has to pay a small amount.

Also one should have knowledge about mobile hand-sets. That is, know about the full functionality of the personal hand-set. Not all mobiles can accept MP3 formats from websites offering free ring tones. This all depends on the model of the hand-set, brand and features included in the mobile.

Due to this booming business of ring tones, many companies have come up selling pirated copies of songs or music which is illegal to have. A small Royalty amount is paid by a downloader and then the ring tone is passed on to others free of charge. Many industry bodies discovered that piracy was taking place from the mobile sellers end. They would store many latest songs into the hand-set without paying the royalty fees, before the cells were sold to the customers. Well known websites collect these ring tone royalties and give them to the music companies and the performing rights society. Only 10% is kept by them. Their main work is to convert songs to the digital format for mobile phones and in the process charge a fee from the web users.

Seeing the growth of this booming ring tone market, many have joined this race to make money. Especially music companies such as MTV have joined hands with their cities telecommunication service to provide them with music and songs to be sold directly to the mobile customers. How the customer purchases the ring tone, from which website, which particular music or song is in demand, and offering competitive prices for the ring tone, are all taken into consideration by both the music companies and the telecommunication networks.

Mobile carriers too are able to offset their huge infrastructure investments with revenues form Mobile ringtones and other related content. It's has turned into a significantly large revenue stream for telecom operators.

Brands are also reaching out to young consumers through mobile phones. Ad jingles are being converted into ringtones, as they generate brand recall. Specialist mobile marketing firms are helping brands to acquire and retain consumers via mobile music.

It can be said finally, that the Music Ring tone or Wireless Music is the most profit making business currently. Its booming market along side-by-side with some of the Music Companies shows that it is here to stay and introduce many more attractive features for the future and present interested buyers. Irrespective of the piracy act, it is here to stay, serve and boom in the market.
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To find out more and download free ringtones please visit free ringtones website. Also find lyrics for ringtones at music lyrics.
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