Monday, May 30, 2005

What's Next, A Microwave Oven Beep?

Only in England would radio stations--I am assuming these are the culprits--place a cell-phone ring on the airwaves. It must be so thankfully brief, DJs can spin it multiple times. And, yes, it has an accompanying video.

Here I thought the death knell of the traditional music industry was Nick and Jessica.

LONDON -- Piracy may no longer be the music industry's biggest headache. A cell phone ring tone appeared set to top the British singles chart Sunday, outselling Coldplay's single by nearly 4-1."Crazy Frog Axel F," based on the sound of a revving moped, is the first tune used on mobile phones to cross into mainstream music charts, said Gennaro Castaldo, a spokesman for British music retailer HMV.Malcolm McLaren, the ex-Sex Pistols manager, told The International Herald Tribune: "Listen to this song and you can hear the death knell of the traditional music industry."

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