Red Herring reports Cingular will soon start offering ringtones of unsigned Myspace bands.
MySpace already has more than 1 million bands and artists using its site to connect with fans. The service, acquired last year by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., is especially popular with young people, who build profiles and find friends on the network with similar interests.
Artists using the site will be able to upload an audio file of a self-produced track to a special web page on MySpace. InfoSpace will guide the user through a licensing and production process to make sure the content is original and appropriate for the service.