[Tech] Billboard To Launch Ring Tones Chart

Billboard magazine announced on Tuesday that it will launch a weekly cell phone ring tone chart, beginning in its November 6 issue, tracking sales of ring tones. The “Billboard Hot Ringtones” chart will reflect the top 20 polyphonic ringtone sales each week, including artist, song, previous week’s position, and number of weeks on the chart. It will part of the new Digital Entertainment special section.

Sales will be aggregated from the major ringtone distributors and wireless carriers (over 90% of U.S. market share), compiled using data from 9Squared, AG Interactive, Dwango Wireless, Faith West, Infospace Mobile, Kanematsu, Zingy and Ztango Inc.

[Credit: Billboard.com]

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