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Requiem for a frog: SpiralFrog shuts down

The pioneering ad-supported music service--once considered a possible threat to iTunes--quietly ceases operations Thursday.

By Mar. 19, 2009


Why are old SpiralFrog users getting spammed?

Records show that the founder used a copy of users' e-mails to help compensate at least one former salesperson, who then sold the list.

By Aug. 11, 2009


How turf wars and miscues crippled SpiralFrog

Before the doors closed at the once-promising start-up, money got tight, and the payroll went unpaid. Management squabbles made a bad situation even worse.

By Aug. 11, 2009


SpiralFrog dogged by DRM issues, unhappy investors

Some investors of shuttered site are questioning how assets are being sold. At the same time some users are angry about losing their music.

By May. 27, 2009


SpiralFrog owes $34 million. Investors get nothing?

A group that loaned funds to the now defunct ad-supported music service will get any money generated from asset liquidation.

By Mar. 22, 2009


SpiralFrog DRM music to play 60 days, then vanish

Ad-support music service is dead and in two months its music will die, too. Is this more proof that DRM sucks or are customers too demanding of a freebie?

By Mar. 20, 2009


SpiralFrog faces management crisis, unclear future

Once a standard-bearer among ad-supported music services, the company's management may lose control of the company, sources tell CNET News.

By Mar. 16, 2009


Former SpiralFrog executives join Qtrax

Former CEO and chief marketing officer jump to former competitor in ad-supported music sector at a time when SpiralFrog rolls out beta version.

By Apr. 22, 2007


Free music site SpiralFrog makes debut

A company that many expected never to make it to launch has opened up offering 770,000 songs.

By Sep. 16, 2007


Can SpiralFrog thrive without portable support?

Industry-approved, ad-supported music download service launches U.S. beta. But without support for transferring material to portable devices, it's hard to be optimistic.

By Aug. 9, 2007