Mobile Music: The Sound of Silence?


Record label Sony Music Entertainment on Wednesday unveiled a new “mobile music” service for cell phones that’s missing something: tunes to download…the initial rollouts of services from Sony, America Online and soon MTV are missing actual music to download, something much more lucrative for carriers than ring tones, which usually sell for about $1 each.

The Sony Music service for cell phones is available only to mMode subscribers. A subscription is typically between $4 and $12 a month. Sony said its ring tones cost between 99 cents and $1.99.

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