Ah yes, the ad-supported digital music model was much discussed at MIDEM in Cannes, with tales of Spiral Frog’s demise being bandied about in great volume. The company’s legal representative stated that the company is planning to release its service but that no date had been set. The company has lost a swathe of directors including the CEO, shut its office and was not taking calls at all for a period.

One of the ventures backers Universal Music was distinctly quiet on that front. Personally, the model proposed won’t fly though ad-supported music is a distinct possibility. Beware the vapour frog.