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Qtrax gets last major label onboard for free, legal P2P

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2009 14:22 User comments (8)

Qtrax gets last major label onboard for free, legal P2P Qtrax, the ad-supported music service that launched to much fanfare (but no music) over a year ago has finally managed to get deals with all four major record labels in place.
Following last January's embarassing debut many people questioned whether Qtrax would ever actually have any music to download. Later in the year they began announcing deals with major labels, first EMI and then Universal Music Group.

In June, 2008 they finally introduced some music to their service, followed later in the year with a deal with Sony BMG. Now they've announced an agreement with Warner Music Group, which will give them access to songs from every major label.

Stephen Bryan, WMG's Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, said, "Today's music industry is undergoing a dynamic transition which has us continually exploring fresh ways
of delivering music to consumers. We look forward to leveraging platforms
like Qtrax's to broaden the reach of our artists' music and provide consumers
with a unique and legal music-discovery experience."

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8 user comments

112.2.2009 14:55

Seriously a year later does anyone still care?

People can get truely free music from real P2P not this garbage that will no doubt be DRM'ed to hell.

212.2.2009 15:16

Sounds like spiralfrog...

312.2.2009 16:20

Fat lot of good it will do no doubt it's for Americans only just like the southpark website where you can go to watch the old episodes if your US based

412.2.2009 18:14

One year later? I remember when all the hype for this turned out to be a complete let down. It certaintly took them long enough to get the deals. Do they have drm by any chance?

513.2.2009 1:44

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Fat lot of good it will do no doubt it's for Americans only just like the southpark website where you can go to watch the old episodes if your US based
Rumor is you can hide your location and make it look like you're in the States, then you're in the UK. Haven't tried it myself but heard it works.

613.2.2009 15:32
blueroad
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Quote:
Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Fat lot of good it will do no doubt it's for Americans only just like the southpark website where you can go to watch the old episodes if your US based
Rumor is you can hide your location and make it look like you're in the States, then you're in the UK. Haven't tried it myself but heard it works.
if u kno how to do that u gotta whisper me.. Pandora hasnt been working for me for bout a year now :( f***ing corporate pigs

717.2.2009 8:24
keithush
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Quote:

Originally posted by scorpNZ: Fat lot of good it will do no doubt it's for Americans only just like the southpark website where you can go to watch the old episodes if your US based

Rumor is you can hide your location and make it look like you're in the States, then you're in the UK. Haven't tried it myself but heard it works.

if u kno how to do that u gotta whisper me.

If you know how to do that DON"T whisper, shout it out so we can all do it

817.2.2009 13:45

Sorry - I just as ignorant as you. And you're pretty ignorant.

But I think if we put our heads together, we can prove there's something to this AfterDawn.

Here's what I found so far:
http://www.digitalalchemy.tv/2007/04/byp...d-iran-and.html
http://youtubeproxy.org/

I also typed into my browser "Free Proxy" to see where that might go.

If we all research this in our own ways, we can all be watching free television from the U.S., and I personally want to watch unrestricted tv from the UK.

(now watch some brain will tell us all the simple secret to watch streaming videos from anywhere in the world free and unrestricted - maybe)

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