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German Ringtone Chart Launched

Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) is planning to launch a ringtone chart in Germany, following the “overwhelming success” of the first one in the UK. It will be published by Musikwoche, the German music industry’s weekly trade magazine, in April 2005. “The German ringtone market is a significant revenue generator for the mobile music sector and was estimated to be worth $239.8 million in 2004, accounting for 17% of total European ringtone sales (figures from Informa Telecoms & Media Mobile Music Report 2004). According to market research firm GfK, at least 6% of overall music industry revenues in Germany came from ringtone sales last year.”