It has never been so easy for bands to sell ringtones created from their tracks. Most services require no up front costs or long term commitments. Most bands feel that ringtones are pointless and that the market itself is in decline, but in fact there is still plenty of money to be made.
Thumbplay (who is partnered with RouteNote) has one of the best free music ringtones services available. Thumbplay’s Open platform allows artists to signup for free and create mobile content from their music. Thumbplay open is completely free for artists to use and will allow them to sell ringtones to 100 million US Verizon Wireless subscribers. For more information check out the Thumbplay Open website.