|Billboard Hot Ringtones chart announced|
Posted: 27-Oct-2004 [Source: CTIA]
[New "Top 20" polyphonic ringtone sales chart to launch in the November 6th issue of Billboard in its new Digital Entertainment section.]
Los Angeles -- Billboard, the world's leading music and digital entertainment print and online publication and Consect, the leading provider of U.S. mobile market analysis, announced today the launch of the new Billboard Hot Ringtones chart. The first of its kind in North America, the aggregated U.S. polyphonic ringtone chart will first publish in the November 6th issue of Billboard in the debut of the magazine's new Digital Entertainment special section.
Similar in fashion to Billboard's legacy of reporting top record and CD sales, and Billboard Radio Monitor's coverage of radio airplay, the new chart will reflect the "Top 20" polyphonic ringtone sales for each week, including song title, artist, previous week's position and number of weeks on the chart.
The data is aggregated from each of the major ringtone distributors and wireless carriers, which represents more than 90% market share sampled every week. The Billboard Hot Ringtones chart is a reflection of the most comprehensive market sample of any other ringtone chart worldwide and the single most comprehensive starting sample of any chart produced by Billboard to date.
The data for the Billboard Hot Ringtones chart is compiled from the primary providers of the US market including 9Squared, AG Interactive, Dwango Wireless, Faith West, Infospace Mobile, Kanematsu, Zingy and Ztango, Inc., (a WiderThan company) and is endorsed by both CTIA - The Wireless Association(TM) and the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF).
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