Nokia had announced a contest in September 1st Week to create the next Nokia ring tone within select phones of Nokia’s 2012 product portfolio. And the time has come now to listen to Brand new Nokia tune and which will be preloaded and shipped to 100 million handsets and also obtainable at from OVI store.
An Italian DJ Valerio Alessandro Sizzi’s is the winner of this competition with is tune called ”Nokia Tune Dubstep Edition” . Listen / download the 24-second version of the iconic Nokia ringtone here. Valerio’s modern take on the tune received 1,000 likes on his Facebook page and beat 6,200 entries to take the $10,000 first prize. Five runners-up each win $1,000 and their tunes will be released at the Nokia Store.
The competition website attracted 1.4 million visits and the entries were played over 11 million times as per Nokia.
The winning tune was selected by a team of seven judges, comprising some of the most respected names in the business. They include: Kai Bronner, one of the founders of Audio Branding Academy; Julian Treasure, known for his TED talks and author of ‘Sound Business’; and Mark Dewings, head of Brand & Marketing Communications at SoundCloud. Nokia’s own SVP of Design, Marko Ahtisaari, was also on the jury.
Honestly, I didn’t like this ring tone much, I hope eventually people will start liking it. Wait and watch.