After One Big Stall, Qtrax Finally Launches
April 14, 2009 at 6:08 AM (PT)
QTRAX launched its free, ad-supported music download service YESTERDAY (4/14), after securing licensing agreements with all four major labels and the major music publishers, reports DMWMEDIA.COM, which writes "The service utilizes a downloadable media player to play the free downloads, which come wrapped in digital rights management and currently cannot be played on non-Windows computers or portable players -- including APPLE's iPOD."
This is a relaunch for QTRAX, which misfired its initial start in early 2008, announcing at MIDEM in FRANCE that it had secured licenses from all the major labels, when in fact those agreements had not yet been finalized.
QTRAX eventually put together deals with UNIVERSAL in OCTOBER of 2008, with SONY BMG in DECEMBER and with WARNER MUSIC in FEBRUARY of this year.