Friday, January 20, 2006

JupiterResearch: Mobile Music@MIDEM

Thomas Husson posts at the Jupiter Analyst Weblogs about mobile musics and the music industry gathering at MIDEM in Cannes. Husson writes "record labels often claim that 5-6% of their total revenues derive from digital music," however he estimates that "the vast majority (roughly 2/3) of the digital revenues come from mobile and not from the Internet, simply because truetones are an increasing source of profits." Husson points out:

Mobile operators are also keen to announce they manage to increase their data revenues because voice and SMS are likely to become a commodity in the next few years. Vodafone and SonyNet Services recently announced the launch of a new service called 'Radio DJ', an unlimited music streaming offer to be rolled out in 20 countries worlwide. The interesting thing is about the personalization of the service (with like/dislike options) making the most of mobile phones unique dimension. The service is already available for SFR clients in France, even though not really marketed yet.