|Imaginary...! (by forestgum, Jul 19th, 2007)
I'm sure you won't know the colour of 'waiting'...so just imagine and you can feel it.
|Exciting (by nautin, Jul 11th, 2007)
It is so soft and warm.
|Which one ? (by kitty, Jul 10th, 2007)
I can't imagine to the color. Somebody suggest me, plz. Ah, the sound is so good.
|Color of "Waiting" (by billyoung, Jul 8th, 2007)
Can you tell me what the color is???
|Sounds great (by Anima Mia, Feb 7th, 2007)
I like it a lot.
|good for waiting, sometimes (by Chase Smith, Jan 30th, 2007)
I dont feel the time is so slow anymore, even when I have to wait for you in hours, ;-)
Ringtones: How Much Is Too Much?
By VICTORIA SHANNON
PARIS, Jan. 30 - First, there was the ring tone, a chirpy little customized
chime for the cellphone. Now, there are master tones, real tones, true tones,
ringbacks, video tones and voice tones.
Billboard even has a top 20 ring-tones chart. A division of Lagardère, the
French publisher, is pitching itself as the first record label for ring tones.
Kazaa, the file-sharing network, has a dedicated Ringtone Channel.
Is there no end to the ways people can personalize their cellphones and how much
they will pay for the privilege?
Apparently not yet. The sounds of a cellphone ringing and cash register chiming
might as well be the same these days. An estimated $4 billion of 30-second tones
and other melodies for mobile phones was sold last year, according to Consect,
the New York-based mobile consulting and analysis company that prepares
Billboard's weekly chart.
Most of that was in Europe, with $1.5 billion in ring-tone revenue, the company
estimated, and only $300 million came from the United States, with most of the
rest from Asia. Still, the United States figure was double that of 2003.
The numbers are high because the price per tone is high, relatively speaking:
while you can buy a CD of a dozen or so tracks for under 20 euros, or $26, and a
single digital song for your computer costs 99 euro cents, a ring-tone snippet
that is a small fraction of the length goes for 2 euros and up. Meanwhile, an
entire song downloaded to your mobile phone only costs about 2 euros.
As the target audience for ring tones is the under-25 set, this is bound to give
any bill-paying parent a case of sticker shock. And indications in the industry
are that those prices will stay high or increase, rather than go the other way.
As with other parts of the music world today, it is all about dividing royalty
payments among those who had a hand in putting the music together.
With a typical ring tone, which is a synthesized rendition of a popular piece of
music, the participants are the mobile phone carrier, the owner of the song's
publishing rights and perhaps a middleman, like Zingy or Moviso, that brings
Now, with the advance of tones that are genuine clips from a commercial hit,
performed by the original musicians, there is another party entitled to part of
the ring-tone payment: the record label, which owns a song's performance rights.
Already, so-called master ring tones, also called true tones or real tones, are
commanding prices of 3.50 pounds, or $6.60, on O2 in Britain, for instance.
The Lagardère unit, called BlingTones, is selling its original hip-hop tones for
$2.49 each through four wireless carriers in the United States.
"Ringbacks" - tones that play while you are waiting for someone to answer the
mobile phone - are retailing for 1 euro to 3 euros plus a monthly charge. Voice
tones - with celebrities or impersonators announcing a phone call - are
similarly priced. And the video versions of music and voice tones are not
expected to be any cheaper.
A few skeptics within the industry have asked whether ring tones are a fad, a
bubble that will soon burst. But they are in the minority. Most other people say
that ring tones, like text messaging by cellphone, are a lasting part of the
It is this assumption that is spurring companies like Consect to forecast an $8
billion global ring tone industry within a few years.