Year of Mobile Music?

February 16th, 2005

Mobile vendors, wireless carriers and infrastructure software providers are all starting to feed the market and general consumer the notion of music on your mobile phones. News annoucements on mobile music are heating up from 3GSM.

Nokia, Loudeye and Microsoft collaborate on mobile music platform.

Sony Ericsson and Motorola unveils their own initiatives to bring music download services to mobile phones.

Motorola unveils its first phone for Apple’s iTunes Music Store.

According to Business 2.0 –

Consumers spent nearly $3.5 billion last year on 20-second snippets of songs, called ringtones. Although just a handful of music services are currently available in Europe and Asia, consumers worldwide are already spending $183 million on music for their cell phones, according to research firm Ovum. It expects that number to nearly double to $350 million next year.

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