SpiralFrog inks Sony/ATV licensing deal


NEW YORK -- Ad-supported music service SpiralFrog said Monday that it signed a licensing agreement to offer compositions from Sony/ATV Music Publishing Llc. via its Web site.

SpiralFrog said the agreement is key to expanding its collection of legal music downloads, as music publishers like Sony affiliate Sony/ATV ensure that songwriters and composers are compensated.

SpiralFrog offers free song downloads as long as users agree to watch advertisements while the music is loaded. The company now operates in the U.S. and Canada, with more than 800,000 song downloads on offer.