Xingtone Promotes Independents

Los Angeles-based Xingtone, a ring tone provider for cellular phones, announced yesterday that it is debuting a solution that allows independent artists to market, sell and deliver their own ringtones. The firm said that it is offering a turnkey e-commerce store for independent content owners to sell ringtones from their own websites. The new stores will allow anyone to create their own ringtones, upload them as MP3 or other files, set prices, and manage payments and delivery of the ringtones. Xingtone said that the move follows its strategic partnership with The Orchard, a distributor of independent music labels. Xingtone has previously announced the independent plans for its solution in April of last year.