With the use of mobile phones as music players, it seems reasonable that new songs could be downloaded to a phone as a ringtone. Similar to the offline mode, a ringtone could be downloaded to a phones memory. This would allow Spotify to "socialize" music whenever their phone rings as well as posting the activity to Facebook. This could allow Spotify to ask more for a subscription (because of the new value provided through this service) and also create a new segment of file types for music in the library. Image a new "Top List" segment for ringtones in addition to top albums, top songs, etc. Additionally, it would allow Spotify to create leverage with music labels by exaggerating the amount that could be paid in royalties.
From an implementation standpoint, not every song in Spotify's library should be converted to a ringtone. Spotify could convert the most-downloaded ringtones as published by other service providers and compete with them or Spotify could create a partnership with a ringtone service provider for the files.
I want to change my ringtone to a new indie song every week...
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