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Blue Note Records to release ring tones of jazz music
July 26, 2006 7:19 PM   Subscribe

So What?
posted by persona non grata (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
uh, link doesn't work?
posted by yeoz at 7:21 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


You without me is like Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes... you ain't NEVER goin' platinum!
posted by sdrawkcab at 7:22 PM on July 26, 2006


Pepsi Blue Note?
posted by obvious at 7:22 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Neat selections, but I still just can't see myself paying money for (or using) a ringtone. Straight No Chaser is one of my favorite tunes, too.

Still, I respect that these things are big business now. I wonder if jazz ringtones will sell any better than actual jazz?
posted by danb at 7:23 PM on July 26, 2006


Uh, yes it does. If I actually used my cell, a blip of Miles Davis would be damn cool. As for the cheapifying of good music........
posted by snsranch at 7:24 PM on July 26, 2006


All I get is
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posted by yeoz at 7:26 PM on July 26, 2006


Here's a LA Times story with the same content, yeoz.
posted by persona non grata at 7:29 PM on July 26, 2006


I think I'll stick with my Animaniacs theme music ringtone, myself.
posted by konolia at 7:33 PM on July 26, 2006


Paying for ringones = stupid, at least that's how I see it. Then again, I don't use them anyway. Vibrate mode is where it's at.
posted by mullingitover at 7:33 PM on July 26, 2006


I don't own a mobile phone. Or a home phone. Or a computer.
posted by ColdChef at 7:37 PM on July 26, 2006


Paying for ringtones is for suckers. Here, here's a post I put up on MeCha months ago where you can make your own, for free, and they do not spam at all.
posted by fenriq at 7:41 PM on July 26, 2006


God the ring-tone market is such a friggin' racket. There's no technical reason why phones these days can't just play MP3s as ring-tines. In fact, I'm going to make sure my next phone is an unlocked, GSM handset that will let me do whatever I want with it.
posted by delmoi at 7:42 PM on July 26, 2006


The ringtone market is a friggin' hoot, as well, because the very same people who insist on their right to download or pirate mp3s of every song they can possibly find for free will turn around and pay $5 or something for a crappy lo-fi snippet of a song that plays for the whole two seconds it takes before they answer their phone. Then they buy a new one a week later.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:46 PM on July 26, 2006


So what indeed. My Motorola Mobile phone tools can make a ringtone out of anything. I've got all kinds of great ringtones. Cost: 0. Strictly for non-do-it-yourselfers.
posted by QuietDesperation at 7:53 PM on July 26, 2006


I don't use a cell phone but if I did, I'd use David Lynch's ring tones. {flash}
posted by dobbs at 8:02 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Or using John Cage's 4'33" as a ringtone....
posted by pax digita at 8:10 PM on July 26, 2006


If I could have any jazz ringtone, I'd like the now-infamous Marsalis riff on a cellphone ring as reported in an Atlantic article a couple of years ago. The full article isn't available for free online, but somebody's blog has the relevant bit.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:01 PM on July 26, 2006


Sorry for the NewsFilter, but I dig it.
posted by persona non grata at 9:08 PM on July 26, 2006


Love the title of the link, somehow this makes me feel kinda blue though.
posted by sien at 9:26 PM on July 26, 2006


Good $deity I'd give anything to get back to my c.1997 Nokia ringtone.

Dee da da loo da dada loo da dee

Let my phone sound like a phone again.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 9:49 PM on July 26, 2006


Pepsi Kind of Blue.
posted by the_bone at 9:58 PM on July 26, 2006


This sucks almost as bad as hearing Beatles muzak in an elevator. No, on second thought, it sucks worse!
posted by birdhaus at 10:02 PM on July 26, 2006


When I think of Miles and Monk I think of how hyper-aware they were of all the spaces between the notes - not your run-of-the-mill sheets-of-sound boppers, those two.

When I think of ringtones, I think of phrases driven beyond tedious, way beyond banal by their relentless, out-of-context applications.

But hey, it's no skin off my nose. My favorite ringtone to date was a sample of an actual crowing rooster. All of us in the restaurant turned to the look at the guy when he got a call.
posted by kellykessler at 10:53 PM on July 26, 2006


What I really want is a John Zorn remix of Crazy Frog. That would be so awesome.
posted by loquacious at 11:03 PM on July 26, 2006


George_Spiggott, that recount of Marsalis was golden.

Thanks.
posted by darkstar at 1:33 AM on July 27, 2006


Prediction: Marketeers will entice people to change ringtones to commercial jingles and pay per-call-received. What are the odds that person is at home alone... or with a hundred others at a Marsalis concert?
posted by hal9k at 3:17 AM on July 27, 2006


There's no technical reason why phones these days can't just play MP3s as ring-tines.

Ummm...mine can. I thought they all could...? I just point the WAP browser at an MP3 url, it says "Download file to Gallery?", I say yes, then I tell it to make that file the ring tone. I figured all phones did this now, and paying for ringtones was a scam for the technically inept. Nokia 61-something-something. Flip top. Nothing fancy. What gives?
posted by Jimbob at 5:48 AM on July 27, 2006


Dobbs, those Lynchtones are amazing! Cheers. (Shame you can only buy them w/ American providers.)

I like to kill deer. I like to kill deer. I like to kill deer. I like to kill deer.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:19 AM on July 27, 2006


Or you could just get a Samsung t809, make an mp3 of your favorite tune, change the extension to .3gp, copy the file to the phone by USB, and there you go.

I can't believe people pay for ringtones.
posted by rxrfrx at 6:23 AM on July 27, 2006


Blue Note has a pretty good record of channeling fair royalties to musicians and their families, something that has not always been the case in the jazz business. The economics of jazz being what they are, this is actually a small Good Thing if it generates any kind of revenue at all. Personally, I like a single beep. But that's me.
posted by fourcheesemac at 6:30 AM on July 27, 2006


Maybe it's being an old jazz fan that also classifies me as somewhat of a Luddite, but when my phone rings, I want it to, you know, ring. I really don't care if people in line at the Albertson's know if I have good taste in music or not.

What's with this weird American propensity to spend vast sums of money for the single purpose of projecting an image to complete strangers? I'm continuously baffled by that.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:20 AM on July 27, 2006


Ummm...mine can. I thought they all could...?

Yeah, it'd be pretty hard to get a 'phone that doesn't nowadays, unless you deliberately go for one of the featureless 'just a 'phone' type ones.

Dobbs, those Lynchtones are amazing! Cheers. (Shame you can only buy them w/ American providers.)

There's always AudioHijack, or similar. I just recorded the 'My teeth are bleeding!' one and Bluetoothed it over to my 'phone - someone rang a minute later and I realised it is way to freaky to use as a ringtone.
posted by jack_mo at 7:25 AM on July 27, 2006


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