In the new issue of Playboy (page 25 bottom left) they claim “10% of the worldwide music industry revenue comes exclusively from ring-tone sales”? BTW – I read playboy for the articles and I eat at hooters for the food… seriously…

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16 thoughts on “Ringtones Make Up 10% Of Worldwide Music Revenue”
  1. As the saying goes, there are lies, damn lies and statistics. 🙂 However, it is undeniable as to the rise of ringtones. The mobile phone users are traditionally the young and affluent – affected by pop music & peer pressure into being cool. These factors combined – disposable income, impulse purchasing & reverse billing (eg you don’t have to process cheques, Paypal, cash etc) are a marketer’s dream… there are plenty of people both here in the UK and abroad who have got rich on the back of ringtones.

  2. I can just see elite re-treat now.

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  3. […] but anyways, to keep from making this post completely useless and to not waste your time…Shoemoney blogged today that he read in Playboy that ringtone sales make up 10% of sales in the music […]

  4. Making money with ringtones is cool and all
    but damn.. that clearly shows the stupidity of teenagers today

  5. You can pay $2 for a song and don’t even get the whole thing as a ringtone. Or you can pay $1 at iTunes and get the whole thing but not be able to use it as a ringtone. So, combine the two and Apple gets super rich, puts a small dent in ringtone sales and then wields even MORE power over the music industry while Cingular gets a nice check for having the network.

  6. WOW thats actually more than i would have thought. I was figuring more like 5% but i guess there are those teens that want a new on daily!

  7. haha me and Aaron Wall took one of the people to hooters in san antonio the day before the elite retreat started

  8. I never understood hooters wings, who eats the wing tip? plus they don’t come broken down already its the whole wing. When I get wings, it better be no wing tips, the have to be split, and I hate ones that have broken bones. When I moved to pittsburgh I went to a bar and ordered wings, I’m used to them being split and I ordered 24 wings, I ended up getting 48 wings….. I wondered why they were so expensive……….

  9. Wow. 10%?? Why would anyone (or at least so many people) be buying those when you can make your own. A guy I work with keeps changing around 80’s songs that he rips himself. His latest, Final Countdown by Europe. I think he got that from GOB on Arrested Development.

  10. […] the size of the Mobile Internet Population is 34.6 Million. Most downloads on Mobile are from ringtones, wallpaper, and music….not chocolate. But, I’m targeting a niche market. The busy […]

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