Bling ring: Skype to offer ringtones

Bling ring: Skype to offer ringtones


Now you can have your Skype and your ringtones, too, without changing vendors.

Specifically, only artists represented by the Warner Music Group will be offering up their musical wares for Skype ringtones. Warner is one of the giants of the industry, boasting such worldwide familiars as Green Day, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Madonna. (Yes, you can get “Hung Up” as a ringtone if you really want to, but it seems counterintuitive to us.)

At first, the service will be offered to customers who live in the U.S., the U.K., Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland. The rest of the world will be invited a few weeks later.

And if you’re wondering about that SkypeTunes online music store, you can forget it. Skype officials are making it abundantly clear that they are interested only in ringtones.