China and the Global Mobile Music Industry

The growth of the mobile music market in China, by all accounts [1,2], is going to be significant over the next several years. An interesting challenge for the giants of the Anglo-American music industry, who still cannot provide an affordable mobile music download service (though there are notable exceptions to this). If Verizon, Cingular, and the others are going to be competitive in China and other huge international markets, they are going to have to push a no-brainer, one price service upon us soon. You know, like what Apple did?

My (optimistic?) guess is that the major U.S. carriers all have one price mobile mp3 download services in the pipeline, getting the final touches on branding. Bets on what colors each company will use?

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