Verizon Wireless Customers Can Get Their Platinum And Gold Music How They Want: V CAST Music, Ring Tones Or Ringback Tones

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — On the heels of the announcement from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) unveiling a certification program for ring tones today, Verizon Wireless is releasing its list of V CAST Music songs, Ringback Tones and ring tones that meet the Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold guidelines.

John Harrobin, vice president of marketing of Verizon Wireless, said, "Verizon Wireless has led the way with mobile music, starting with ring tones and Ringback Tones — which the company launched more than a year ago — and V CAST Music. We offer our customers not only these chart-topping songs, but music across genres from major labels and independent music providers. Our diverse customer base enjoys discovering new music and artists, and artists view V CAST Music, Ringback Tones and ring tones as one of the fastest and most effective ways to get their music from the studio into the hands of fans."

Verizon Wireless customers can get the type of music they want, when they want it — and whether they want to download a full song or customize their phone with a Ringback Tone or ring tone, they can choose from a broad selection of music to fit their very own personal styles.

V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless gives customers access to thousands of artists and more than a million songs and lets them play music on their wireless phones — the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. V CAST Music lets customers browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones or online in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music Store. V CAST Music songs cost as little as $0.99 if purchased from a Windows XP® PC or as little as $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music-enabled phone.

Verizon Wireless customers can also download and purchase Ringback Tones and ring tones right from their Get It Now®-enabled handsets. Customers can choose from several ring tone applications, including VZW Tones Deluxe that also gives them access to the catalog of more than 10,000 Ringback Tones and ring tones right on their phone. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.  

As of June 12, 2006, the following songs meet the certification standards set forth today by the RIAA and CTIA for Gold (500,000 downloads), Platinum (1 million downloads) and Multi-Platinum (starting at 2 million and following in increments of 1 million thereafter) achievement and are available through Verizon Wireless in the following formats:

Multi-PlatinumBlack Eyed Peas: My Humps, A&MFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chamillionaire: Ridin', UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

D4L: Laffy Taffy, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T-Pain: I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper), JiveFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Platinum

50 Cent: Candy Shop, AftermathFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

50 Cent: Just A Lil' Bit, AftermathFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

AC/DC: Back in Black, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Beyoncé: Baby Boy (f. Sean Paul), ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Beyoncé: Check On It, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Bow Wow: Let Me Hold You, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Bow Wow: Like You, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Cassidy: I'm a Hustla, J RecordsFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chris Brown: Run It!, JiveFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ciara: 1, 2 Step, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ciara: Goodies, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ciara: Oh, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Crime Mob: Knuck If You Buck, RepriseFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Daddy Yankee: Rompe, El CartelFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Dem Franchize Boyz: Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It, So So Def/VirginFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Destiny's Child: Cater 2 U, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Destiny's Child: Soldier, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Frankie J: Obsession (No Es Amor), ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gwen Stefani: Hollaback Girl, InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable (f. Ludacris), J RecordsFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kanye West: Gold Digger, Roc-A-FellaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lil' Flip: Game Over (Flip), ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: We Belong Together, IslandFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mario: Let Me Love You, J RecordsFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mary J. Blige: Be Without You, GeffenFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mike Jones: Back Then, Warner Bros. Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Mike Jones: Still Tippin', Warner Bros.Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Nelly: Grillz, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Ozzy Osbourne: Crazy Train, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Petey Pablo: Freek-A-Leek, JiveFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Pretty Ricky: Grind With Me, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, V CAST Music Song

Snoop Dogg: Drop It Like It's Hot, GeffenFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T.I.: U Don't Know Me, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

The Pussycat Dolls: Don't Cha, A&MFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Three 6 Mafia: Stay Fly, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T-Pain: I'm Sprung, JiveFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Trillville: Some Cut, Warner Bros. Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Usher: My Boo (f. Alicia Keys), LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Young Jeezy: Soul Survivor, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gold

50 Cent: 21 Questions, InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: Disco Inferno, AftermathFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: In Da Club, InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: Many Men (Wish Death), InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: P.I.M.P., InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

50 Cent: Window Shopper, InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Not available

Afroman: Because I Got High, Uptown/UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Akon: Locked Up, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Akon: Lonely, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Alicia Keys: If I Ain't Got You, J RecordsFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Amerie: 1 Thing, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Beyoncé: Crazy In Love (f. Jay-Z), ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Beyoncé: Dangerously In Love Pt. 2, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customer: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Big & Rich: Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy), Warner Bros. NashvilleFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Bow Wow: Fresh Azimiz, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Boyz N Da Hood: Dem Boyz, Bad BoyFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

Britney Spears: Toxic, JiveFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Bubba Sparxxx: Ms. New Booty, VirginFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Busta Rhymes: Touch It, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chamillionaire: Turn It Up, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Chris Brown: Yo (Excuse Me Miss), JiveFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Dem Franchize Boyz: I Think They Like Me (Remix), So So Def/VirginFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Disturbed: Down With The Sickness, GiantFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Eminem: When I'm Gone, AftermathFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Fall Out Boy: Sugar, We're Goin' Down, IslandFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc., VirginFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Green Day: American Idiot, RepriseFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Green Day: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, RepriseFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Gretchen Wilson: Redneck Woman, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Hoobastank: The Reason, IslandFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Jay-Z: Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Roc-A-Fella/Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Jennifer Lopez: Get Right, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

J-Kwon: Tipsy, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Juelz Santana: There It Go (The Whistle Song), Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

Juvenile: Rodeo, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kelis: Milkshake, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kelly Clarkson: Since U Been Gone, RCAFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Kevin Lyttle: Turn Me On, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Keyshia Cole: Love, A&MFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lil' Flip: Sunshine, Columbia Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz: What U Gon' Do, TVT RecordsFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Lil' Scrappy: No Problem, Warner Bros. Formats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Lil' Wayne: Fireman, Cash MoneyFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Ludacris & Field Mob: Georgia, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Not available

Ludacris: Get Back, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lyfe Jennings: Must Be Nice, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama, MCAFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: Always Be My Baby, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: Don't Forget About Us, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Mariah Carey: Shake It Off, IslandFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On, MotownFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing, LegacyFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Nelly: Over and Over, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Ne-Yo: So Sick, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Omarion: O, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

P$C: I'm A King, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Paul Wall: Sittin' Sidewayz, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Phantom Planet: California (Theme from the 'O.C.'), EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Pretty Ricky: Your Body, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Rick Ross: Hustlin', Slip-N-SlideFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

Rihanna: SOS, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Sean Paul: Temperature, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Sean Paul: We Be Burnin', AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Shakira: Hips Don't Lie, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Shakira: La Tortura, EpicFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Shawnna: Gettin' Some, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone

System of a Down: B.Y.O.B., ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T.I.: ASAP, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

T.I.: Bring Em Out, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

T.I.: What You Know, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Terror Squad: Lean Back, UniversalFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: V CAST Music Song

The Beastie Boys: Brass Monkey, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

The Game: How We Do, Aftermath/InterscopeFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers Ringback Tone, Ring tone

The Isley Brothers: Between The Sheets, LegacyFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

The Pussycat Dolls: Stickwitu, A&MFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Three 6 Mafia: Poppin' My Collar, ColumbiaFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Trick Daddy: Sugar (Gimme Some), AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Trina: Here We Go, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Twista: Girl Tonite, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Usher: Burn, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Usher: Confessions Part II, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone

Waylon Jennings: Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard, RCA NashvilleFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Webbie: Give Me That, AtlanticFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Young Jeezy: And Then What, Def JamFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

Youngbloodz: Damn!, LaFaceFormats Available to Verizon Wireless Customers: Ringback Tone, Ring tone, V CAST Music Song

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