BMI Inks Licensing Deal With SpiralFrog
December 11, 2006 at 11:27 AM (PT)
BMI today (12/11) announced that it has completed a licensing agreement with broadband entertainment network SPIRALFROG, a downloadable music website that will launch in early 2007 in the U.S. The deal allows SPIRALFROG to legally use the more than 6.5 million musical works represented by BMI.
"Songwriters create the musical excitement that attracts the public to digital entertainment," said BMI Pres./CEO DEL BRYANT. "SPIRALFROG's fresh approach to offering music in an advertising-driven model opens an exciting new opportunity for the public to discover our music. We are pleased to be working with SPIRALFROG as a BMI licensee to expand the opportunity for legitimate music distribution in the digital domain."
SPIRALFROG Chairman/Founder JOE MOHEN said, "SPIRALFROG is enthusiastic about this license. It is only with support of industry leaders like BMI that we can help create market-driven solutions to Internet piracy so that young people can get the music they want from legitimate sources. BMI has been a leader in licensing all genres of music since it was created in 1939, and now, just as it was then, it is taking the lead in granting new licenses on commercially reasonable terms. Their business solutions allow legitimate internet companies like ours to compete with pirate sites."