SpiralFrog, a music download service, signed a deal with Warner/Chappel Music, an American music publishing company, and a division of the Warner Music Group.
The deal involves the possibility to complement SpiralFrog's catalog of audio and video content.
For Warner/Chappel Music it’s a new revenue stream for artists and songwriters. It will offer a catalog of classic and contemporary songs in order to get a wider audience on SpiralFrog's growing digital platform.
SpiralFrog is entirely supported by advertising, allowing free download of its music. The ads are presented in the form of banner ads much like any news website rather than in the form of popups or adware. Songs downloaded from the service can not be burned to a CD, put on more than two portable devices and will not work on Mac OS X or the Apple iPod, iPhone, or the Microsoft Zune. However, they will work with any digital audio player or music phone that supports WMA PlaysForSure subscription services. Customers must visit the site once a month and renew their license by taking a survey on the user's thoughts on Spiralfrog such as the download speeds and the site layout to be able to continue to download music, but the songs work for sixty days after the last license renewal. In the event that the license should expire, it can always be renewed at a later date to restore function to the tracks. For songs that are on portable devices, the device must be synced with a computer once every 30 days to keep the songs active. In addition to music, Spiralfrog currently has 3500+ music videos also available for free at 300KB/S streaming or 1000KB/S if you choose to download it. Spiralfrog also boasted approximately 800,000 songs on their launch, but it should be noted that many "songs" are tracks from documentary CD's about a particular band.
"With SpiralFrog you know what you're getting ... there's no threat of viruses, adware or spyware; We believe it will be a very powerful alternative to the pirate sites." – so claims the chairman and founder of SpiralFrog Inc.