Real Music ringtones are ringtones that came from “real” or actual songs. They use original pieces of music along with lyrics, exactly as the original recording. The format is usually MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. This feature and support for real music ringtones is being built into most new models of almost all mobile phone manufacturers. Real Music Ringtones are also called true tones, real tones, voice tones, full music or MP3 ringtones. Not all mobile phones are capable of playing real music ringtones, but if you have the new models most likely your mobile phone supports it.
This new innovation in the mobile world has greatly benefited the music industry. In US alone the sale of ringtone reached $500 million last year and is targeted to reach $600 this year that is according to songwriter and music publisher trade group BMI. Also according to Billboard ringtone sales reached $4.4 billion dollar globally last year. By comparison, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said that sales of physical CDs, cassettes and videos fell 7.6 percent last year. Those figures clearly show how popular ringtones or real music ringtones in particular are right now.
Real music ringtones usually sales around $2.50 to $3.50 per ringtone, and with the popularity of real music ringtones I don’t see this price going down. The demand for real music ringtones is immense and ever growing. An interesting fact about this is that the majority of active users are young people. The easy access of real music ringtones through the internet has made ringtone industry a big success. Before downloading real music ringtones from a website, be sure first that they are compatible with your phone model and, second that they can be delivered over your mobile phone company’s network. You can usually see this information on the download page.
Although real music ringtones are being sold now like hot cakes, there will always be a way to get them absolutely free. There are websites that will let you download free real music ringtones in mp3 format to your computer, you can then transfer this free real music ringtone using USB data cable, blue tooth, instant message, email etc., but there is an issue of legality here. Just like all other music, real music ringtones are protected by copyrights. Meaning, unless the copyright is expired, the original artist is due a royalty for use of their work. But of course that is not my topic so let’s move on.
You can also download free real music ringtones from WAP sites, but your mobile phone must be web enabled or internet enabled. This is one of the best ways to download free real music ringtones directly to your mobile phone. You can search for WAP sites that offer this service on the internet and just follow their instruction on how to get this free real music ringtone to you mobile phone.
You can also make real music ringtones from your own music collection. There are softwares on the internet called “ringtone maker” and are designed specifically to make ringtones. These softwares are for sale, the prices vary from $10 to $20. Think of it as an investment, rather than buying one real music ringtone at a time for 2$ you can purchase a “ringtone maker” and make all the ringtones you need. Before buying one I suggest that you download a free trial of the software so you can test it first and they just pay for it once it suits your needs.