|Interesting (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
I am really interested in it! (*v*)
|Pump (by billyoung, Jul 10th, 2007)
Very funny. I can't image what makes that sound.
|pump it! (by kitty, Jul 5th, 2007)
|Ok! (by forestgum, Jun 24th, 2007)
This ringtone is quite ok, sometimes I need to change for the sake of changing :)
Mobile music services to ring up revenues?
Mobile operators, device
manufacturers, third-party developers and global media giants are all lining up
to cash in on mobile music services that go far beyond ringtones reveals BWCS`
latest report Pump Up the Volume: Unleashing Revenue Potential With Mobile Music
This 100 page report, based on one-on-one interviews with key players and senior
executives, details how companies are gearing up to get more mileage out of
music content and generate more revenues per subscriber.
"Mobile music represents a great opportunity to build brand and drive results,
if companies get the business model right," argues report author Peggy Anne Salz.
"Many of the leading players we spoke to for this report are moving full-steam
ahead on a raft of music services. These will be more than just showstoppers;
they will be to mobile what MTV was to television. They will revolutionise
"The runaway success of ringtones shows that music content is already a
money-making business," Salz says. "The market has been downbeat about mobile
music services because it assumed that these services must revolve around
downloads. It`s true we lack the devices, the bandwidth and the proper digital
rights management for this particular kind of mobile music service, but we do
have all the pieces necessary to create a slew of much more innovative services
around the interaction between music fans and their idols."
This qualitative report sheds light on many of the players jockeying for
position in the mobile music market. It examines the mobile music offerings that
are in the pipeline, as well as the opportunities around services to deliver
lifestyle content and promote mobile communities.
Pump Up The Volume also includes case studies that illustrate how leading mobile
operators already generate revenues delivering music and music related services,
and reveals how media companies, concerned that physical music distribution
channels are threatened, plan to push the mobile music market forward - and are
themselves fast becoming application developers. While some are gaining ground
others are in danger of being marginalized.
"Up and down the value chain companies are moving on music services - partly
because they sense a business opportunity and partly because they have little
choice," Salz argues. Global CD sales are slipping; a trend that forces record
labels to seek new revenue sources. Handset manufacturers, anxious to
reinvigorate a sluggish market, are also moving forward with ambitious schemes
to offer users an "out-of-the box" music experience complete with embedded
ringtones and logos. Finally, mobile operators, squeezed by increasing
competition and starved by 3G investments, are glad to deliver any service that
will encourage interaction and hence generate more revenues.
Against this backdrop, companies are coming up with new schemes to strengthen
the link between the user and the artist. Offers range from simple news and
concert alerts to services that provide users with advice, music recommendations
and shopping tips from their favourite artists. "With mobile services, the
companies can take the concept of a fan club or a fanzine to a new and much more
lucrative level," Salz says.
"Music is a consumer magnet. Users download ringtones to personalize their
phones; they congregate in chat rooms to talk about favorite artists; they
participate in music voting, entertainment and promotion campaigns; they send
song snippets to friends and dedicate tunes to loved ones on special occasions.
Indeed, users reach to the mobile to create and communicate the music that is
the soundtrack of their lives. And, if companies in the mobile space regard the
next year as a ramp-up period, then they can cash in on a huge market
Moreover, companies are just beginning to get their heads around how they can
combine music and MMS to deliver users a compelling `plug-and-play` multimedia
experience combining high quality audio, images and video music clips. "The jury
may be out on which services will emerge the killer apps, but there is a
consensus that mobile music is one of the few growth stories left in the
market," Salz notes. "The message is to get down to work now in order to
identify the music features and services that will fly."
Rather than focus on enabling music file downloads to mobile devices, companies
should develop and test services that aren`t affected by factors such as memory
size, playback capability and cost of download, Salz says. Such services could
include music gossip news, song dedications and personalized interaction with
the artist in the form of IVR exchanges and on-demand interviews. Players should
also concentrate on improving and personalizing music ringtone, icon and
With mobile phones becoming the most important consumer item among young users,
music represents a vital connection to this sector which serious players in the
mobile market will ignore at their peril.
About: Pump Up the Volume: Unleashing Revenue Potential With Mobile Music
This brand new report is the first in the industry to examine the supply chain
around the development and delivery of music content. Through in-depth
interviews with senior executives this report will focus on the business models
and strategies companies are currently pursuing in a bid to corner the mobile