Start Your Ringtone Business

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There are thousands of cellphone users in the United States alone and this actually reflects the number of prospective clients that a ringtone business can have. If you look forward to developing countries like India and Mexico then you will find telecom industry is growing in a higher rate than any other businesses so starting an online ringtone download business can be another option for you.

The increasing number of cellphone users and the popularity of cell phone ringtone and ringtone notes make it a very good idea to start your own online ringtone business.

By starting a mobile ringtone business, you will sell ringtones to cellphone users who want to use real tone ringtone when receiving calls from their mobile phones. Starting an ringtone business is also a brilliant idea if you have some information on how to start a online ringtone business. Here are some ringtone business opportunity tips that you will be interested to know if you are looking for information on how to start a ringtone business:

Know the types of ringtone that you should offer to your clients. When you compose ringtone for your ringtone business, it is important that you consider what types of ringtone are popular and in demand today. Among the ringtones that people look for, for example, are those related to popular music. These ringtones include the crazy frog ringtone and the Harry Potter ringtone. Make sure that you also provide midi ringtone that will suit popular models of cellphones. You do not only provide ringtones for sony ericsson or nokia cellphone brands because there are also people who are using different cellphone models. You have to therefore ensure that you have keypress ringtone, motorola ringtone and nextel ringtone to offer your clients.

Entice people to avail ringtones from your ring tone business. Getting clients is important in the success of your ringtone business. It is therefore necessary that you know how to market the ringtones that you offer. You can, for example, give out free ringtone to your prospective clients so those who do not have ringtone composer or ringtone converter will know where to get ringtones for their cellphones. You will also find it a good idea to offer your ringtones in places where your customers can easily find you.

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Starting a ringtone business is a good idea because of the number of existing cellphone users today who are looking for ringtones for their cellphones. If you want to start a ringtone business, make sure that you know the types of ringtone that you should offer to your clients. You also have to entice people to avail of the ringtones that your ring tone business offers.

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76 Comments

  • 1. addis said on 3/20/2008
    Hi! I am about to start a ringtone business for my community world wide. What suggests u guys might have for me. My partner has the copyrights to all the songs in our community. The question that I have is how easy is to get this large cell phone companies to accept our ringtones.
  • 2. Andi said on 3/20/2008
    There are couple ways to start this business but don't target to cell your ringtones to the top companies from day one.

    - Don't give free download option on your web site. Normally companies filter all those sites. Charge very less initially and give the quality service.

    - When you get popular then approach to the branded service providers to accept your ringtone and get paid for it.

    - This market is very saturated; you will find lots of competition.

  • 3. johnnie said on 4/9/2008
    What are the first steps to get started .. What do i do? Is there a web site..
  • 4. Alfred  said on 5/13/2008
    Hi! I’m seriously thinking of getting into the ringtone business in Africa, where i come from nobody offers this service, but people just get the ringtones through the internet in various sites & the majority of cell phone owners do not have access to the internet. My question is where do i get the ringtones from? My other question is how can i sell ringtones without the client having to use the internet? Let’s say i advertise my product on the local TV channels, radio, newspapers etc. Is there an easier way to do this at touch of a button?
  • 5. jayj said on 5/23/2008
    Hey i found a market for a particular dance genre around my area but i'm not sure how they copyright issues will work if i am to sell artist music as ring tones any help
  • 6. georgette said on 12/18/2008
    Where are the answers to the five questions above.
  • 7. cecyl said on 1/5/2009 5:11:19 AM
    I would like to find out how to start a ring tune business. and the answer to the question. thank you very much.
  • 8. Charlo said on 1/23/2009 2:54:24 AM
    Hi, i come from kenya(president obama's father's country!). there is huge potential for mobile phone ring tones here. how do i start?
  • 9. Chris said on 3/3/2009 2:40:39 AM
    What are the costs for starting a ringtone business and what are the legal aspects i need to consider?
  • 10. Marc said on 3/15/2009 6:02:21 PM
    I have a specific type of ringtone business that I'd like to start, and was hoping to get some questions answered...can anyone help? I hope someone with potential answers is monitoring this at point here...
  • 11. Anthony said on 3/23/2009 4:48:24 PM
    I would like the answers too. What are the costs? how do you get started with copyrights? How do I set it up where they get it through their phone browser?
  • 12. Al Bradford said on 4/17/2009 2:23:45 AM
    would like to sell ringtones from my website.
  • 13. sanjeev saroy said on 4/18/2009 3:11:04 PM
    Please could you forward to me how i can start my own mobile ringtone business.
  • 14. Johnny Cash said on 4/23/2009 11:58:50 AM
    Hi, If you want to start a Ringtone Business, unless you have Copyright permissions, Major Provider Access Permissions, and 10-15k spending budget then i wouldn't think about starting a Ringtone Business. There's a lot of "Bootleggers" out there and they will eventually have trouble with the feds and owe a lot of money. I would suggest to contact a Recording Label and the Artist to show them a Demo of your Product. That should get you in the door, but Advertising on the internet to sell ringtones is very illegal if you aren't the one who made the music.
  • 15. DOCK TUCKER said on 6/3/2009 10:17:49 AM
    PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ON STARTING A MOBILE RINGTONE BUSINESS, Thank you.
  • 16. jarouk jansom said on 6/13/2009 10:16:04 AM
    I am interested to know this business - firstly how can I start this? I just want to do it in a small circle/community. Then I believe it would lead to something else that could be more interesting! Thanks.
  • 17. Tony Beasley said on 7/13/2009 10:37:27 PM
    I AM INTERESTED IN STARTING A SPECIFIC TYPE OF RING TONE BIZ, I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.
  • 18. andrea watts said on 8/8/2009 2:03:58 AM
    I am interested to know this business - selling ringtones. what are the steps, estimated how much it will cost me, what kind of license should i get, what electronic devices should i have etc.. your help i need. thankyou
  • 19. Angela Tobe said on 8/13/2009 10:12:16 PM
    I am interested in starting a ringtone service. Is there any way you can assist me with that. Can you point me in the right direction. I look forward to hearing from you. I am thanking you in advance for your time, patience and consideration in this matter. Thanks, Angela
  • 20. Daniel said on 8/18/2009 8:39:42 AM
    Hi I have read through the list above and would like to start up a mobile ring tone business, As Response NO4 (ALFRED) Stated above i am in the same predicament as him. If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks, Dan
  • 21. Bruce said on 9/2/2009 8:15:20 PM
    i need information on how to start a ring tone business. What steps, what percentage cell phone companies keep etc. laws about downloading ringtones. Thanks Bruce
  • 22. Chris Cooper said on 9/8/2009 5:40:05 PM
    I want to start a ringtone business....But don't know where to start
  • 23. JaySmith said on 10/24/2009 5:41:34 AM
    How I start worldwide ringtone business? Please give me some idea about it.
  • 24. Tash! said on 11/13/2009 8:06:31 PM
    I want to start a ringtone business, but a custom ringtone...no music..what do I do?
  • 25. Togolese Star said on 11/15/2009 5:06:54 PM
    i'm an artist. if someone want to sell my ringtone contact me at 301 653 72 82 or email me at madina2482@hotmail.com my stuff are awesome!
  • 26. deric davis said on 11/28/2009 12:56:11 PM
    Would like to now how in the world do you go about getting permission to use music from the artist or their labels, so you can start your business. I'm sure they don't get back to the little people with BIG ideas. Thanks, Deric
  • 27. mark said on 12/13/2009 10:01:40 PM
    hi want to know which website i can join to register my own real rington i made of my own to sell it online. just furious how to start i need answer please. thanks
  • 28. Nagalingam said on 12/29/2009 5:21:02 AM
    how can i start a ringtone business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 29. Vivekanand said on 1/2/2010 10:38:05 PM
    Looking at opening a ringtone company in selangor, malaysia. can be contacted at anand_vik@yahoo.com
  • 30. sweet cherry said on 1/8/2010 12:12:41 AM
    I'm from atlanta, ga! Can i get a answer to all 29 post!
  • 31. Jaime said on 1/27/2010 10:41:56 PM
    San Antonio Tx USA. What is it that I need to start my own ringtone business. You can contact me @ eaglej78@gmail.com
  • 32. aryan said on 1/28/2010 10:21:41 PM
    how do i start ring tone business in india or international..i am from andra pradesh, hyderabad, india.. plz mail to el_zabad@yahoo.co.in
  • 33. brice said on 2/13/2010 3:25:05 AM
    Santa Monica. CA, USA. I am reading this post and I own a ringtone record label www.ringtonerecords.org. to answer a couple of questions I am always interested in new outlets for the ringtones I have produced and have in my catalogue. My ringtones are distributed world wide to all the western countries. I have no representation in Africa. I imagine that the mp3 ringtone is not an option there perhaps? But let's be smart and realize it will be there in the future if not already marginally available. If any of you would be interested in carrying the ringtonerecords.org label let me know I offer a 30% split to you.
  • 34. tuga booga said on 2/13/2010 11:23:23 AM
    i have a ring tone that i made that kills everybody who hears it for the first time. i've heard a couple of people whisper he needs to sell that its a one of a kind original ring tone if anybody is out there who could please help me figure out how to get started. please contact me at 3178745572 or email me at edwardarchie@yahoo.com. indianapolis indiana PLEASE LETS GET THIS MONEY
  • 35. Al said on 3/10/2010 12:38:29 PM
    I'm in the Mid West, can I get answers to these post. Looking to start ringtone business, ASAP. Thanks in advance.
  • 36. Vimita said on 4/20/2010 5:11:35 AM
    I need to know the statistical figures for the ring tone business over the past 2 years in India. Can you help me? Vimita
  • 37. Keith Crain said on 6/2/2010 12:19:09 PM
    What license or copyrights do i need to sell ringtones online without getting sued?
  • 38. Mbandi said on 6/24/2010 1:30:10 PM
    I am a musician and I want to sell my ringtones on my site. I want a company that can give me a code like "dial 12 to 2514 to buy [song title]". What company can you recommend
  • 39. Nick said on 7/20/2010 12:26:40 PM
    I would like to start a ringtone biz. What kind of license do I need? and how do I get it? and how do I get permission?
  • 40. Sidhartha said on 8/2/2010 9:31:06 AM
    I'm an artist who does instrumental music. I want to sell my own instrumental ring tone [not others music]. I'm from Nepal, Can u tell me how can I reach worldwide.
  • 41. fernando said on 8/9/2010 11:32:46 PM
    i live in chester nj how do i start my very own ringtone business? fercortezjr.1991@hotmail.com contact me
  • 42. Arulprasath said on 10/8/2010 9:54:58 AM
    Hi, I am a musician from India, its my hobby to compose music using software's and live recording everyday, i would like to start my own online ring-tone website to make money of the same, can you help me to do this?
  • 43. gilbert said on 10/24/2010 2:21:56 PM
    I live on the border of Texas and Mexico. I would like to know how to start a ringtone business at the flea markets. Where people can purchase ringtones direct from me.Thanks
  • 44. suraj said on 2/28/2011 12:19:17 PM
    we are a cell phone manufacturing company, we are looking for indian musicians who can compose ringtones for indian users.. contact me at suraj.naik@huawei.com
  • 45. Kersh said on 3/30/2011 7:18:10 AM
    I live South Africa (Gauteng), and would like to know how to start my own ringtone company in SA, if anyone could assist I would greatly appreciate it, mail me. Naidoo.Kershwin@gmail.com
  • 46. Jason Hampton said on 8/1/2011 11:47:19 AM
    5466 Tedmar ct.St.louis Mo.63139 I want to know step by step how to get started and what how much this usually cost
  • 47. Trini Jordan said on 8/6/2011 10:22:13 PM
    I'd like to get the information on how to start a ringtone business. I live in the United States. West Coast, Los Angeles Area.
  • 48. udayram said on 8/24/2011 1:24:22 PM
    I am a carnatic classical musician in india.I would like to find out Who can start a ringtone business and what are the legal aspect i need to consider.how can connect legally telephone network copanes in india
  • 49. sibusiso said on 10/2/2011 4:53:35 PM
    how do i start to open my ringtone business,what first step do i take?do i have to register my business? how do i get clients,by emailing vodacom, cellc, mtn or samsung, nokia? what type of ringtone should i do?beats wit vocal or beatz only? who do i target, how do i chose my target? thanks.
  • 50. paul said on 10/25/2011 8:04:46 AM
    I want to start a ringtone business in Lesotho. Are there any franchises available? any FLOSS software used to make ringtones? any legal aspects to consider when using someones song?
  • 51. Ujjval Chhabra said on 11/2/2011 6:22:45 AM
    How to start the business of ringtone , what is the first step do i take ?
  • 52. M.Mathialagan said on 12/18/2011 6:20:34 AM
    'Hi to all .... Im M.Mathialagan. I'm doing digital ringtone and caller tone business in Malaysia. anyone wants upload their content in telco's, kindly contact me .... alagan13@gmail.com. facebook id: Mu.Mathialagan
  • 53. Tony Jones said on 2/29/2012 9:47:15 PM
    I wold Like to start My Own ringtone Business need help Please Email me at Antonejones78@Gmail.com thanks
  • 54. johnDoe said on 4/10/2012 7:22:21 AM
    How successful can this be in this era of free songs that can easily be used as ring tones?
  • 55. peter said on 5/13/2012 4:04:22 PM
    Hi we are a small population country and want to help our artist and start a ringtone business help me out, peterpGaborone, Botswana, Africa
  • 56. Paul Netia said on 8/8/2012 12:05:35 PM
    what do someone need to start a ringtone business ? i am asking that because i already have a desktop computer, laptop, server and switches switch so from here what do i need to do because connectivity is easy.
  • 57. kishore said on 8/17/2012 3:21:16 PM
    Hi sir i want to start a ringtone business in india. can u kindly give me the details how to start. i am from hyderabad can u give any contact person details who can help me in this regard. kishore kumar hyderabad. india
  • 58. sarang said on 11/10/2012 3:08:07 AM
    hello sir ; Our MS records music company wants the registration for mobile ringtones business license. So kindly tell us How to get the license? and please give me the contact no. in punjab , so that we can approach u easily and get details for the same. thanks.
  • 59. anurag singh said on 12/16/2012 11:05:28 AM
    kindly give the brief details of the ring tone business how can start
  • 60. Amruth said on 12/20/2012 12:50:24 AM
    Hi I'm planning to start a business of music publishing, Ringtone and caller tone in Mumbai, INDIA. Please guide me how to go about and do i need to take any license for the same from any service provider, govt body or cell phone company. Please guide me, thanks in advance.
  • 61. sarah said on 3/24/2013 8:53:34 AM
    I have a ring tone people have said I should market it but I don't know how or am I wasting my time, it is a really good one though.
  • 62. Josief said on 5/12/2013 12:18:29 AM
    Representing from Jamaica i make Reggae beats an dance hall and experimental music and i'm really interested in this venture.
  • 63. krishna said on 5/22/2013 7:24:47 AM
    I make music and sing myself and one thing is different my music having lyrics as unknown language and i also dont know what are the words i want to make these rings worldwide so tell me how can i earn from mobile ringtone registration please klargom@gmail.com
  • 64. mannan bijnori said on 6/22/2013 11:04:24 AM
    i have registered a music publishing company (UTH urooj the highest music)at mumbai city in india please suggest the way to contact music distribution companies
  • 65. ram said on 11/16/2013 1:59:18 AM
    i want a ringtone and caller tune business for my indian's tamil cinema tk u
  • 66. KASIBANTE ROBERT said on 11/16/2013 4:29:01 AM
    hi help me aim a university student but i would like to start a ring tone business selling them to the students. thanks
  • 67. Gospel chizzy emereonye said on 2/15/2014 5:31:14 PM
    how can i start ring tone business, what i need and software i should use thanks for your anticipated response yours faithfully. chizzy
  • 68. shaik.karim said on 2/23/2014 3:50:08 AM
    i have a better softwere and i want to sell my ringtons so how can i sell ringtons
  • 69. Nathan said on 3/5/2014 12:44:35 AM
    how do i sell ringtones/ caller tunes and so on via mobile? anyone to team up with me or to guide me? to start in Malaysia. Regards, Nathan
  • 70. Sreenivas said on 6/24/2014 10:09:53 AM
    I want start ring tone business in banglore pls give me tips
  • 71. devon said on 10/9/2015 3:17:46 AM
    i want to sell caller tunes in south africa ,i dont know how to go about it . please advise
  • 72. Luminas emanuel said on 2/6/2016 6:56:57 AM
    I am Emanuel from kenya africa.if anyone needs music from africa to convert as ringtones for sale please contact me on Luminasemanuel@gmail.com
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  • 74. Mahesh Junja said on 4/21/2016 1:42:42 AM
    I would like sell my music compositions as ringtones which i have composed using DAW please get in touch if anybody is interested. +91-9920403185
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