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  Ringtones 'to sell more than CD singles'
Updated 12 August 2003, 10.22
Sales of ringtones have shot up
Ringtones are now so popular they're set to outsell CD singles.

Money made from ringtones could shoot up to a whopping 70 million in 2003, the BBC's found.

That's 60 per cent more than last year.

Boost singles

This means they'll be selling more than singles for the first time ever.

CDs
More and more people are downloading ringtones now, especially since they've got so much better with polyphonic phones.

Music experts are hoping the rise in ringtones will help boost the record industry, which is suffering from bad singles' sales, caused by things like illegal downloading and piracy.

It can cost up to 3.50 to download a tune.

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