NEW YORK (Hypebot) â€“ SpiralFrog has signed a deal with music publisher Warner/Chappell Music to add their catalog to the free ad-supported download site's growing offerings.
Signing rights from music publishers is a critical element in SpiralFrog's push to make ad-supported music downloading available. Licensing sound recordings and music videos requires more than just obtaining rights from the recording artists and record labels. The writers and composers of the songs themselves must also be compensated and music publishers license these underlying compositions.
"We are continually seeking out new revenue streams for our artists and songwriters and want to support innovative new distribution methods," said Ann Sweeney, Executive Vice President of Warner/Chappell Music. â€œWe hope our premiere catalog of classic and contemporary songs finds a wider audience on SpiralFrog's growing digital platform."
"SpiralFrog has achieved significant milestones in the growth of ad-supported music with more than 850,000 registered users and 2.3 million monthly â€˜uniques.' We are the only service of our kind to secure publishing deals with all the major rights holders," said Chairman and founder of SpiralFrog, Joe Mohen. â€œSpiralFrog has spent the last five years developing a proprietary database of aggregated publishing and recording rights to fairly compensate all rights holders. This is a competitive advantage that others will find hard to replicate."