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Closed Date3/2009
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General Information

Websitespiralfrog.com
Blogspiralfrogblog.com
CategoryMusic
Phone718-839-0941
Employees15
Founded2004

Offices

New York, USA
95 Morton Street
Ground Floor
New York, NY, 10014
USA

People

CEO
CTO
Lead Engineer
Chairman and Founder

Funding

TOTAL $9M
FUNDING TOTAL $9M
Series A, 2006
$9M
DEBT TOTAL $36M
Debt, 2007
Stagg Capital
$34M
Debt, 12/2007
$2M

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SpiralFrog Closed down on March 20, 2009

SpiralFrog

SpiralFrog, formely Musicloads and Mohen, was an advertising-supported online music service offering free and legal music and video downloads.

People used to be able to sign up for free, obtain a download manager, and then have unlimited access to download songs with Microsoft Digital Rights Management (DRM). With Microsoft DRM, the downloaded music loses portability as it cannot be transferred to many other popular devices (like iPods, etc.), can only be used on Windows Machines, and requires Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher to play.

SpiralFrog only gives you “ownership” over songs for 30 day lease periods. However you can easily retain ownership of your songs by renewing your membership each month and answering survey questions. With over 3 million songs, SpiralFrog currently has music licensing partnerhips with Universal and several independent labels. With its offering of free music downloads, SpiralFrog has joined other free music companies like Ruckus in this space.

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Above: SpiralFrog Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/11/09

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SpiralFrog

Websitespiralfrog.com
StageLive
Tags music-distribution

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Sources

  1. How turf wars and miscues crippled SpiralFrog (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  2. How turf wars and miscues crippled SpiralFrog (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  3. biz.yahoo.com [edit]
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