Ringtone sales ring up music profits

Is it me? Am I just not getting it? $600M in ringtones? Don’t people have better things to do with their money? Is there that much discretionary spending available in America to waste on ringtones? Ah, the herd, we need the herd to fuel our economy, but it’s distressing that our economy is more and more based on having the herd to purchase $2 ringtones and $150 basketball sneakers. Ah what the heck, I bought an iPod. USATODAY.com – Ringtone sales ring up music profits
Chris Brown’s Run It!, the Black Eyed Peas’ My Humps and Young Jeezy’s Trap Star are alerting cellphone users to incoming calls, but the sound ringing in the ears of the music business is “ka-ching.”