Legal, ad-supported music download service significantly expands library by adding content of the world’s leading music labels
New York, June 3, 2008 – SpiralFrog, Inc. (www.spiralfrog.com), the free, ad-supported Web-based music experience, today announced a digital distribution agreement with EMI Music, one of the world’s leading independent music companies. With the agreement, EMI’s expansive catalogue of digital music and music videos will become available to consumers for legal downloading in North America via SpiralFrog.
The addition of the EMI catalogue is another significant milestone for what has fast become a key North American source for ad-supported, legal music downloads. Artists found on EMI’s label include legends such as The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Duran Duran, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra along with contemporary global superstars such as Coldplay, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz and Keith Urban.
“We are ecstatic about adding EMI’s content to SpiralFrog,” said Joe Mohen, chairman and founder of SpiralFrog. “Not only does this significantly expand our catalogue of music and videos, it also demonstrates our continued content deal momentum. In just six months since our launch, SpiralFrog has grown to be the third largest legal download site in terms of registered users. We anticipate that the addition of the EMI catalogue will fuel our growth even more.”
SpiralFrog is one of the fastest growing music sites on the Internet. SpiralFrog provides a comprehensive music experience that allows music fans to get songs, albums, music videos, music news, artist bios, reviews, discographies and album art, among other rich content features.
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About EMI Music
EMI Music is the recorded music division of EMI Group Limited, one of the world’s leading music companies. Its EMI Music division represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Artists on EMI labels include Lily Allen, The Beatles, Coldplay, Corinne Bailey Rae, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Norah Jones, The Kooks, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Pink Floyd, Joss Stone, 30 Seconds To Mars, KT Tunstall, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams, as well as international artists such as Amaral (Spain), Camille (France), Utada Hikaru (Japan), LaFee (Germany), RBD (Mexico) and Vasco Rossi (Italy).
EMI has been at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing digital music marketplace since it released David Bowie’s ‘Hours’ as the world’s first ever album to be offered as a digital download in 1999. EMI has signed agreements with hundreds of digital partners to distribute its music across the globe, including its premium DRM-free, higher-quality offering sold through partners including Apple iTunes, Amazon.com and more. It continues to facilitate the development of a growing range of new digital business models to enable fans to experience and purchase its artists’ output through a number of different platforms including, music discovery services such as Last.fm, iMeem and Spiralfrog, legal peer-to-peer services such as GNAB and a deal to offer advertising-supported videos on mobile phones through Rhythm NewMedia.
Headquartered in New York, SpiralFrog™ (www.spiralfrog.com) is a Web-based advertising-supported music experience that combines music discovery tools with free and legal downloads of audio and video content licensed directly from the catalogues of the world’s leading music owners. SpiralFrog offers music-lovers a compelling alternative to illicit file-sharing and pirate sites, with a secure environment for them to satisfy their unyielding passion and thirst for music and entertainment information at no cost.
EMI North America: Jeanne Meyer 212.786.8850