9 Squared Announces 2006 Top Ringtone Downloads
February 7, 2007
9 Squared Announces 2006 Top Ringtone Downloads
With Over 21 Million Downloads in 2006, 9 Squared becomes the #1 Independent Distributor of Ringtones in the United States
Denver, CO – February 6, 2007– 9 Squared, a MonsterMob Group Company (GB:MOB) and global leader in mobile media solutions, today announced the top real music and polyphonic ringtone downloads for calendar year 2006. The 2006 top ringtone downloads are based on over 21 million mobile content downloads from 9 Squared branded solutions and distribution services which includes BREW™ applications, mobile content aggregation for WAP and Web on and off-portal offerings, as well as 9 Squared direct-to-consumer products. The 21 million mobile downloads includes content from the largest music labels and independent labels in the entertainment industry including Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI Music, Koch Records, and Curb Records.
“Universal’s partnership with 9 Squared produced impressive ringtone sales in 2006” said Julie Lee, Vice President of Sales and Licensing at Universal Music Group. “Of 9 Squared’s top 2006 real music ringtone downloads, Universal artists comprise 5 of the top 10 downloads. With the growth and success in 2006, Universal looks forward to an exciting 2007 with 9 Squared.”
A leading developer of applications based on QUALCOMM’s BREW technology, 9 Squared distributes ringtones through award-winning applications such as RealTone JukeBox, RingTone Jukebox, Musica Real, Zona de Tonos, FlixTones and GAC Country Ringtones. In addition, 9 Squared aggregates ringtone and ringback content for a number of mobile storefront providers including T-Mobile USA, Telus Mobility, Ericsson, Motricity and Boost Mobile. Finally, 9 Squared’s successful direct-to-consumer offerings including “The Mob”, RingtoneJukeBox.com and 66555 premium short code programs produced increased ringtone download volumes in 2006.
“While we saw a number of our competitors struggle in 2006, 9 Squared’s business grew significantly which has propelled 9 Squared into the position as the largest independent distributor of ringtones in the United States”, says Brian Casazza, Chief Executive Officer at 9 Squared and Managing Director of MonsterMob Americas. “With the largest ringtone catalog in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Americas, best-in-breed wireless distribution technology, and content merchandizing and direct response marketing expertise; 9 Squared is positioned to have a tremendous 2007. We thank all of our music, wireless carrier, and distribution partners for an outstanding 2006. ”
Leading the 2006 top real music ringtone downloads was “Ridin” by highly successful Universal hip hop artist Chamillionaire. The 9 Squared top 10 real music and polyphonic ringtones for 2006 are:
9 Squared Top 10 REAL MUSIC RINGTONES 2006
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1) “Ridin” by Chamillionaire
2) “Lips Of An Angel” by Hinder
3) “What You Know” by T.I.
4) “Goin’ Down” by Yung Joc
5) “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige
6) “Shoulder Lean” by Young Dro featuring T.I.
7) “Walk It Out” by DJ Unk
8) “Hustlin’” by Rick Ross
9) “I Wanna Love You” by Akon
10) “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” by Dem Franchize Boyz
9 Squared Top 10 POLYPHONIC MUSIC RINGTONES 2006
1) “Super Mario Brothers Theme” from video game
2) “Pink Panther” from theme song
3) “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” from Trace Adkins
4) “Devil Went Down to Georgia” from Charlie Daniels Band
5) “What You Know” from T.I.
6) “Snap Yo Fingers” from Lil Jon featuring E-40 and Sean Paul
7) “I Walk The Line” from Johnny Cash
8) “Laffy Taffy” from D4L
9) “Hips Don’t Lie” from Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
10) “Jesus Take The Wheel” from Carrie Underwood
9 Squared, Inc.
9 Squared, a MonsterMob Group Company, is the #1 independent distributor of mobile content in the United States. Equipped with an industry-leading catalog of premium mobile content and extensive wireless distribution partnerships, 9 Squared’s competencies expand the entire value chain of mobile media solutions including best-in-breed mobile distribution technology, direct response marketing and content programming and merchandizing expertise. 9 Squared is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. To learn more visit www.9squared.com.
MonsterMob Group PLC
Monstermob Group PLC is a global leader in mobile media solutions with operations in Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in the UK, MonsterMob Group is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MOB. To learn more visit www.monstermobgroup.plc.uk
9 Squared families of marks, images and symbols include RealTone JukeBox, RingTone Jukebox, Musica Real, Zona de Tonos and FlixTones are trademarks of 9 Squared, Inc. All other brands, company names and marks are the property of their respective owners.
9 Squared Contacts:
Megan Moody, Marketing Communications Coordinator
Email: [email protected]