Ringtones Are Still Worth $100 Million…

Never say die…


Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  US-based, 2013 inflation-adjusted revenues.  Written while listening to Modest Mouse.

6 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Didn’t ASCAP argue for public performance royalties every time a phone rang a few years ago?

  2. Adam

    Artists should have to pay me for their ringtone to be on my phone. I mean think if all that exposure that they will receive when I’m at a bar and my phone starts ringing. “What is that SONG?” the bartender will ask me, with a tone that implies she intends to add it to her playlist.

    Oh, it’s just an obscure track from this artist called Lady Gaga. I really think she’ll make it big one day!”

  3. MickeyMac

    Seriously: is this journalism? Re-printing a graph or a bunch of numbers? Pauline must be on vacation – mailing it in…just sayin’…

  4. Willis

    Not only dialing this one in (yes, pun intended), I highly doubt that ringtones are worth near that much.


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