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Qtrax Announces U.S. Preview of First Free and Legal Music Download Site Licensed by All Major Record Companies and Indies
NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, you can download
your favorite songs legally and completely free. Qtrax is introducing a
U.S. preview of its new music destination offering free downloads
combined with extensive editorial coverage on all bands and artists.
is now the only legal p2p music service that offers free and fast
downloads of millions of songs. Downloads take just a few seconds.
Qtrax incorporates branded advertising as a shared revenue stream with
labels and artists. The company has signed licensing agreements with
all the major labels, music publishers and leading indie titles
including Warner Music Group and Warner Music International; EMI Music
North America and EMI Publishing; Sony BMG Music Entertainment; and
Universal Music Group North America and International.
"Our users will enjoy the seamless player/browser functionality that is
an important part of the Qtrax experience, plus the downloads are
lightening fast and delivered to your library ready to play. We are
very proud of our unique offering and technology and believe our
audience will notice these features and benefit from the advantages
Qtrax offers," Klepfisz said.
Qtrax is built on an ad supported delivery model that directs
revenue back to artists and rightsholders. "We believe artists should
be paid for their talent and our goal is to deliver on that promise
every time a user listens to a Qtrax song," Klepfisz said.
The company will sell sponsorships and advertising to be displayed
during both search and play. Users also will have the option to create
playlists and share them with friends, as well as purchase music,
tickets and related items via the Qtrax platform, he said.
About Qtrax (http://www.qtrax.com/)
Qtrax is the world’s first free and legal peer-to-peer music service
and showcases an innovative ad-supported downloading model that easily
directs revenue back to artists and rights holders. Qtrax has
successfully signed licensing deals with major labels, music publishers
and leading indies, including: Warner Music Group (WMG), Warner Music
International, Warner Chappell, EMI Music North America, EMI
Publishing, Sony BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Sony/ATV Publishing,
Universal Music Group North America, Universal Music Group
International, Universal Publishing, TVT Records, Beggars Banquet and
more. Qtrax will soon provide fans with access to a colorful and
diverse catalog with millions of high-quality, high-fidelity digital
music files. Based in New York City, Qtrax is a subsidiary of Brilliant
Technologies Corporation (Pink Sheets: BLLN), a publicly traded
technology holding company.
Qtrax, a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies Corp. (BLLN), requires
consumers to download a Mozilla browser-based application that serves
as a music player and Web browser with display ads served by online ad
networks. Free downloads are then made available that include digital
rights management software, limiting the user’s ability to share the
files and use them on other music players.
The service currently isn’t available on Apple Inc. (AAPL) computers,
and the files cannot be played on iPods, though Allan Klepfisz,
president and chief executive of Qtrax, said these obstacles can be
overcome soon. The service can be used on a number of Windows-enabled
high-end mobile devices and MP3 players.
Apple, which pioneered a micro-payment model for online music downloads
with its iTunes service, couldn’t be reached for comment. In return for legal access to music, Qtrax will pay royalties and share ad revenue with music labels.