|ring tone (by sam, Aug 10th, 2007)
yes it is
|Opps...!!! (by forestgum, Jul 18th, 2007)
This tone sounds good and not very scary, but hoping do not call me at night when I
am alone :o.
|Good (by nautin, Jul 12th, 2007)
I like it!
|Girl Walking at Night (by billyoung, Jul 11th, 2007)
|Yahooooooo (by Bob, Mar 30th, 2007)
Everytime a friend calls, there is a girl walking around me, lolz
La Donna e mobile? Key in a classic ringtone
By Dan Milmo
Verdi will be an unlikely competitor to Will Young for number one spot in the UK
ringtone charts after music publisher Boosey & Hawkes signed a deal that will
offer hundreds of classical tunes to mobile phone users.
Ringtone sales account for about 10% of the $32bn (£17bn) global record market
and are forecast to grow to $5.2bn by 2006. Pop music dominates ringtone sales,
with Will Young's Leave Right Now top of the chart, followed by pop staples such
as Girls Aloud and Westlife.
Boosey & Hawkes, the world's largest classical music publisher, yesterday
confirmed that it had signed a deal with The Music Solution (TMS), a company
that pools music tracks and sells them on to mobile phone networks and ringtone
retailers. Several hundred classical hits will be available as ringtones,
including Stravinsky's Petrushka and, at the more popular endof the classical
spectrum, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite or Danny Boy.
John Minch, chief executive of Boosey & Hawkes, said the company was trying to
find new outlets and audiences. Some 62% of 16- to 18-year-olds in the UK have
bought or downloaded a ringtone.
"We have to reach out to people who are going to be learning about music from
their telephone and not going with their parents to a symphony," he said.
The company hopes to foster a wider appreciation of classical tracks through
increasing the exposure of its music. Boosey & Hawkes owns the copyright to more
than 200,000 classical works and earns a fee every time a symphony, movement or
excerpt is played in concerts, on radio or in adverts.
"If people have enjoyed something over 30 seconds, there is a chance they will
enjoy it over an hour-and-a-half," said Mr Minch.
Boosey & Hawkes yesterday announced the recruitment of Roger Lewis, the former
managing director of Classic FM, as deputy chairman. He is widely credited with
giving classical music a new lease of life as a commercial genre, and will guide
Boosey & Hawkes' attempts to get classical tracks used on more TV programmes,
films and adverts.
"If somebody is making a new film and there is a shot of a moon and a wolf on a
dark night, the director will be thinking of using Bad Moon Rising [by Creedence
Clearwater Revival] again and not a classical piece," said Mr Minch.
Boosey & Hawkes will pay TMS a £10,000 fee to convert tracks into
mobile-friendly files and the companies have signed a 50/50 revenue sharing