|Good work! (by forestgum, Jul 17th, 2007)
That's a good piece of music work, highly recommended to all!
|Pay attention, y'all. (by kitty, Jul 8th, 2007)
Warning sound fade in strongly like the callin' for air-protection.
|So scared! (by billyoung, Jul 7th, 2007)
I scare to hear this sound.
|Funny (by nautin, Jul 4th, 2007)
It makes me surprise.
|it's ok (by bluebee, Jun 29th, 2007)
you find it interesting in your own way.
Ringtone market more than just hot air
Young people are using mobile
phones for everything from sending e-mails to playing games, and thousands are
even turning to the Web to transform their phones into high-tech "whoopie
"After offering various sound effects, it became clear our audience was very
young and that a lot of young guys loved ... stuff like bodily functions," said
Cindy Lundin Mesaros, a spokeswoman for Faith Inc.'s 4295.T Modtones unit, a
ringtone provider for Verizon Wireless VZ.N.
Whoopie cushions aside, the business of selling ringtones -- or musical jingles
that can personalize a mobile phone -- is proving to be more than just a lot of
The market has already topped $1 billion globally and has been all the rage in
Europe and Asia for several years. Sales in the United States are just igniting,
with young people leading the charge.
Mesaros said thousands of customers have already downloaded ringtones mimicking
flatulence since Modtones began offering them three weeks ago.
"It's pretty impressive, considering there was no promotion and no press," she
said. "You stick it underneath someone's chair and dial your own number and it's
a remote-controlled whoopie cushion."
Modtones (http://www.modtones.com) provides software enabling customers to
download ringtones right on their phones, while many others provide ringtones
for about $1 to $2 via Web sites at (http://www.moviso.com), (http://www.yourmobile.com),
(http://www.zingy.com) and (http://www.ringtones.com).
Ringtones are also available on Web sites of wireless carriers, Microsoft
Corp.'s MSFT.O MSN service or America Online's mobile-download centre.
The ringtone market is also giving a little boost to the embattled music
industry as it grapples with declining CD sales.
Shortened versions of songs from artists ranging from Carlos Santana to Ricky
Martin are being rigged into ringtones on mobile phones, translating into big
music publishing revenues, according to industry experts.
IDC Research estimates that ringtone sales were almost $17 million in 2002 and
will jump to more than $400 million by 2005. Music insiders estimate music
publishers will make $50 million to $70 million from licensing for ringtones in
Several big record labels are jumping on the trend. AOL Time Warner Inc.'s AOL.N
Warner Music signed a deal with Sprint Corp. FON.N to offer a music clip
subscription service in one of many joint ventures that have the industry
Ringtone provider Moviso also recently announced plans to sell celebrity
ringtones so that Star Trek fans, for instance, can hear the voice of William
Shatner, who played Captain Kirk, heralding an incoming call.
Many companies are now expanding into polyphonic ringtones, which are more
musical because they can record a variety of notes, and are preparing for the
day when full songs can be played on cellphones.
One tiny ringtone company, Xingtone (http://www.xingtone.com/), said it
developed a model that lets consumers get games and music on their cellphones
independent of mobile phone carriers.
Xingtone said users just pick a clip of a song they own, upload it through a
downloadable application it has developed and then deliver it to their phones.
"The service offers game developers, audio publishers, music labels and artists
the opportunity to deliver content over wireless networks without giving up 50
percent or more of their royalties to wireless carriers, as is customary in
today's market," Xingtone Chief Executive Brad Zutaut said.
He said phones made by Sanyo and Samsung on the Sprint PCS network already
enable users to add MP3 songs to their handsets and more phones will soon be
Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for Verizon Wireless, said Verizon has in the past
blocked its customers from getting downloads for their phones without their
"There have been many companies who have attempted to provide free downloads and
we block our customers technologically from downloading them onto their devices
because at that point we cannot protect against viruses or anything that would
harm their services or phones," he said.