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Qtrax brings free music to Australia, New Zealand and beyond

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 02 Nov 2009 4:25

Qtrax brings free music to Australia, New Zealand and beyond Last Qtrax announced a schedule for rolling out their ad-supported music download service in the Asia Pacific Region.
Qtrax is probably most famous for a PR stunt in which the service was launched without any actual music to download. However, since that time they have been able to get the necessary licensing deals in place to offer a selection of music similar to the now defunct SpiralFrog service.

Although perhaps not the most user friendly online music service available, Qtrax has continued to improve their software.

According to a schedule released last week, throughout the months of November and December Qtrax will become available in Australia and New Zealand later this week. That will be followed by a series of launches which will take it to markets including Indonesia, Taiwan, and mainland China by Christmas Eve.

  • Australia & New Zealand - Nov 5th, 2009

  • Singapore - Nov 12th, 2009

  • Malaysia - Nov 19th, 2009

  • Philippines - Nov 26th, 2009

  • Indonesia - Dec 3rd, 2009

  • Hong Kong - Dec 10th, 2009

  • China - Dec 17th, 2009

  • Taiwan - Dec 24th, 2009
Although the future of ad-supported music is still up in the air, Qtrax's expansion outside the United States is certainly a landmark in online distribution.

"A lot has been accomplished, some of it groundbreaking . And a lot more needs to be accomplished and will be. Our vision is clear and our team highly skilled. We are dedicated to providing the best music service to consumers worldwide while creating substantial revenues for rightsholders and our shareholders," said Allan Klepfisz, President & CEO, Qtrax.

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