Billboard to post the Hottest Ringtones

Published: 2006-04-05
Billboard announced on April 4 that they would begin charting the popularity of 'master' ringtones.

Famous for charting all types of music, from the Hot 100 to metal, hip hop, country, and much more, Billboard is the top when it comes to knowing who's at the top.

The Hot MasterTones chart will count the top master tones, which are snippets of songs used as a ringtone. These clips are not to be confused with a monophonic or polyphonic ringtones, which are "based on synthesized versions of recordings," according to the Associated Press. Billboard began a chart for monophonic and polyphonic ringtones in 2004.

The new chart will be "based on data complied by Nielsen Mobile and represent top 20 best-selling master ringtones for the week".

Record companies are increasingly interested in these charts, because unlike the synthesized versions of the ringtones, the master ringtones are performed by artists and they can therefore collect royalties on them.

Writer: Michelle Garcia

    Photo:Billboard Magazine


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