“the major labels are getting ready to launch the “ringle,” which combines the mostly defunct single format with ringtones.”
Umm yeah. Good luck with that.
Dear Major Record Labels,
Keep grasping at straws. When are you going to accept that the industry has changed, and your models don’t work anymore. Stop trying to rape the consumer for every dime, and try giving them more value for the dollar. This may involve you (GASP) making less money and giving more money to the artist.