Wednesday, August 30, 2006

SpiralFrog/Universal Music do deal on music downloads

CNET reports that SpiralFrog has signed a deal with record label Universal Music Group to offer songs for free, hoping to make money by showing ads to users as they download the music.

The report noted: Battling back after years of Internet-fueled file sharing, record companies are looking for business models that offer them revenue for their music. Meanwhile, more and more content-based companies are starting with the hope that widespread availability of high-speed Internet access will mean that more and more dollars will shift from traditional media to the Web.

Remember criticism of the Supreme Court decision in Grokster? Well, Kazaa settled, and life goes on with more business models to distribute music over the internet. There is life after Napster.


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