98% of Japanese mobile music downloads were to cell phones

Cell phone downloads including complete songs and ring tone melodies totaled 108.9 mln songs during the first half of the year and were worth 13.6 bln yen ($123 mln), according to Recording Industry Association of Japan. Legal music downloads from the Internet to devices like portable music players totaled 2.2 mln songs and were worth 538.8 mln yen.Cell phone downloads accounted for 98% of the market by song and 96% by yen value during the first half of 2005.