We’re very excited to announce that we have launched Phase 2 of our focus of Ringtone Distribution. In addition to partnering with WDA as a partner that precuts your music into ringtones for distribution into key territories, we’ve also enabled you to upload your premade ringtone specific content and have built a tool to make it as easy as possible for you to create ringtones off your existing catalogue! We’ve put together some facts about ringtone creation and distribution.
Why get into Ringtones now?
In case you didn’t know, we’ve been distributing ringtones for the past two years exclusively on iTunes and working with key partners specializing in the creation of ringtone content. With the enhancements we’ve done, we now feel confident in extending our technology to our entire client base. Ringtones are still a viable venture and a fun way to market a release or single + with the ability to do this in a easy fashion means that our clients don’t have to do too much to create a product.
Where do my ringtones go?
We have two partnerships for ringtones. One is iTunes and the other is WDA. WDA makes the process extremely easy. We simply deliver your music to them as if they were a regular store like Beatport, Xbox, Google, etc.. They then screen and edit the material to create ringtone specific content and sell it in hundreds of different mobile and telephone providers that specialize in the selling of ringtones via their devices. We also work with iTunes for ringtones. iTunes continues to be one of the industry leaders in downloads with ringtones also apart of their success.
Create A Ringtone
If you’d like to upload a pre-made ringtone you can do so via the SymphonicMS. Your ringtone must be :29 seconds in order to fit with the iTunes spec. To begin simply click “Create Ringtone” on the menu item and you can begin. The process is very similar to creating a release via the system only that there will be some small limitations since ringtones are different than traditional releases.
Create Ringtone From Existing Tracks
Since we’ve already distributed your catalogue, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to be able to create a ringtone from this catalogue. Rather than telling you to edit and reupload, we went forth and created an editing tool right on the SymphonicMS! After you submit a release you will see a “Ringtone” app icon. Click that and you’ll be able to select the tracks you wish to create ringtones for and create as many as you’d like at once shot! You choose the start and end time and by default, our system will fade in and fade out of your chosen track.
What’s next at Symphonic?
A whole lot more is coming! We’re excited for some new and exciting technologies we’re developing and we feel that with these key partnerships we’re developing it will help take your brand to the next level!