Skype in ringtones deal with Warner Music

By Derek Sooman on January 30, 2006, 6:02 PM
Skype is to begin offering music ringtones from big-name artists such as Madonna and Green Day, thanks to an agreement with Warner Music Group. Skype, which has an estimated 74m registered users, currently markets an array of generic musical ringtones but WMG will provide Skype with master ringtones from a major music company.

Skype’s online store will feature ringtones of Madonna’s singles "Hung Up," "Push," and "Sorry," from the Material Girl’s latest album, Confessions on a Dance Floor. The section will also feature ringtones from old Madonna hits such as "Like a Virgin" and "Vogue."

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gamingmage said:
Well that's a job well done. Hopefully Skype makes it easy to access these ringtones. Again...yay!
Need_a_Dell said:
Sounds like a good idea. Not actually owning a cell phone, I won't be downloading/purchasing any of these ringtones, but I found out that this is an increasingly growing market. My buddy was able to go on his phone and download the Super Mario ringtone in seconds! This deal will undoubtedly be big for Skype. As long as they keep their tunes accesible and low priced, this will be a huge success for Skype.
nathanskywalker said:
How much are those ringtones going to cost? i don't have a cell phone either, but my friends say that they cost up to 5 times as much as downloading a single track. Huh...not big news, cool, but not enough to encourage me to use skype, especially after hearing about how exploitable the system is. I do believe that was pointed out in earlier articles.
Vaulden said:
Ehh... No matter what phone I use, I'll just stick with a regular ring. After all, that is the only way I'll know it's mine in a room full of phones since everyone else customizes theirs. ;)I'm sure this will be great for Skype. Just about every mobile I hear has a song playing now a day. I'm sure most Skype users will do the same.
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