There are many ways to get ringtones out to your fans but by far the easiest way is to hook up with Myxer. You can upload tracks, images even your videos and use the platform to get the content distributed straight into the hands of your most ardent followers. Check them out here:
I first came across Myxer a couple of years back when I was on the Kelli gig and looking for a ringtone solution. It was late 2007 and Twitter was just starting to kick off, nobody real got it – least of all the team I was working with, but I found it to be an incredible way to access information.
Having gone through the traditional Google search for ringtone providers I ran an early Twitter search for anybody tweeting about ringtones and came across @sass. Jeff Sass is one of the nicest guys you can meet – he’s been working in entertainment and tech for most of his life and for the last 3 years has been the VP of Business Development at Myxer. A few swapped tweets and phone calls later Kelli was the featured Country artist of the day and we shifted several thousand ringtone downloads before the tour bus even rolled.
What I like about Myxer is that for a big company they are very focused on the Indie artist - if they can help you out they will. Mobile still has a way to go in terms of over the air track downloads and general usability – but it’s coming. Companies like Myxer can get you into the game for free and if you’re not there – you’re missing out.
Jeff writes an insightful blog on all things industry and tech over at sassholes – check it out - there’s plenty of good information can help you to reach your fans in better and smarter ways – and who doesn’t need that?