Delaware, OH, June 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- SummerRain Productions and indie label DragonSong Music just announced that the new CD "Ring Tone Nation" from singer-songwriter Lloyd Page has now entered digital distribution. A recent review of the CD from RadioINDY.com states, "...is a collection of 98 eclectic electronic ringtones. Suffice to say, you get a lot to choose from here. The sound is ethereal and ringy (in a chime-like sense). If you are looking for some "out there," spacy sounds for your phone, you have reached your destination... http://www.radioindy.com/bands/450/."
Among the first companies to receive the 98 ringtones on the CD are Ruckus and Amazon. Once a music title enters digital distribution it becomes available on the world market in a matter of weeks. There are currently over 50 different sites that this music is delivered to, among them Napster, Rhapsody and, of course, iTunes, as well as Verizon, Daiki, and AudioLunchbox. The global ring tone market has been forecasted to grow around $5 billion annually. In 2006, ring tones accounted for over 10 per cent of the $32 billion worldwide music market. And now ringBACK tones are growing in popularity as well and are predicted to turn into the single largest mobile entertainment revenue source, overtaking mobile ringtone sales by 2010, according to a new study by analyst group IDC and mobile entertainment is expected to account for over 5% of the $800 billion in global wireless service revenues that IDC is projecting by 2011. According to Virgin Mobile USA and content partner LiveWire Mobile, more than 100,000 customers now subscribe to its Ringback services, with an average of two ringbacks per consumer.
The number of U.S. ringback subscribers tripled last year, based on industry research.