That’s a whole lot of money to throw away but it shouldn’t come as any surprise. The SpiralFrog model is awful. Users get free downloads of DRM laden songs that they can listen to in Windows Media Player, but they have to periodically answer survey questions and view ads in order to for the songs to continue playing. The site itself looks like one big ad with music appended to it.
For a totally different take on free music downloads as an ad supported business, see our coverage of Peter Rojas’s startup RCRD LBL. RCRD LBL is hardly a dream come true, either, but it sure leaves SpiralFrog in the dust.
[Terrible. Simply an incredible misunderstanding of what the markets wants…]