This got me thinking. Wouldn't it be great promotion for indie artists to release their best beats as ringtones? I've already said before that I would love to have El-P's Deep Space 9mm banging out my cell everytime I get a call. So why doesn't he give it to me for free and keep me as a loyal fan?
It would be easy. Mr. Producto could use Xingtone to magically turn his music into ringtone compatible files. Then he could upload the files to a special part of his website that's WAP, WNL, or something wireless web friendly.
The files are small enough so that bandwidth shouldn't be much of a problem. And what's a little extra server costs compared to having your songs play every time the cool kids get a cell phone call?
If you have a favorite underground artist, don't hesitate to forward them this post (just use the "email this" link at the bottom, doggy- that's what it's there for). If they decide to go for it, I'll promote their effort on this site.