Madonna and other artists' songs available as Skype ringtones
Last night, Skype announced license agreements with major music publishing companies that allow us to distribute music from Warner Music Group as [Skype ringtones](http://www.skype.com/go/shop.personal). From certain countries (currently, that includes the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland), you can already download a Madonna ringtone. All other countries will follow some time in May. So if you’re from one of those countries, this is what you see in our [Personalize Skype Store](http://www.skype.com/go/shop.personal?store).
Now… some people have speculated that this will mean that Skype will take over iTunes, or that this is the new definitive platform for user-to-user music distribution, or all sorts of other crazy fun wild stuff. Let’s be clear that we’re only talking about downloading licensed music from content providers as Skype ringtones here. Nothing more, nothing less. While we welcome the discussion and can also ourselves come up with all sorts of cool ideas about how to grow and extend the content platform, these are definitely not in our short- or mid-term plans. (And long-term plans are too vague to speculate about anyway.)
So, [go get that Madonna ringtone.](http://www.skype.com/go/shop.personal?end)