Funding Received
$45 Million in 3 Rounds from 1 Investor
Most Recent Funding
$2 Million Debt Financing on December 1, 2007
Founded:
2004
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Description:
SpiralFrog is an advertising-supported online music service offering legal music and video downloads.
Founders:
Joe Mohan
Categories:
Music
Website:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/20/spiralfrog-goes-belly-up/

Detailed Description

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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.

Past Team (7)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $2M

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Products (1)

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    SpiralFrog

    SpiralFrog was added to CrunchBase in 2007

Investors (1)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    95 Morton Street

    Ground Floor

    New York, NY 10014

    USA

Competitors (4)

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    imeem

    imeem is an online music service that provides fans with instant access to any song they want,...
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    blinkbox music

    blinkbox music is a UK-based ad-supported music streaming service and an integrated MP3 store.
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    BrightSpot.tv

    BrightSpot.tv is a new advertising model that provides users with discounted (or free)...
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    Ruckus

    Ruckus is a college-only digital entertainment service enabling students with similar music...

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