Qtrax

  1. Gee Beyond Can Buy Beyond Oblivion Assets, But Not Existing DRM Contracts, Says Court

    March 27, 2012 1:39 PM EDT The bankruptcy court where the case was heard is not usually bedecked in a flag, as it is here Gee Beyond, the company headed by former Beyond Oblivion CEO Adam Kidron, can buy the assets of the bankrupt Beyond Oblivion, a judge ruled on Monday. T ...

  2. Qtrax CEO Allan Klepfisz Says Company Has Licenses With Three Majors

    March 17, 2011 5:07 PM EDT Qtrax music service CEO Allan Klepfisz told Billboard.biz today that the company now has deals with three major labels. He declined to identify which ones, but it seems that Warner Music Group is the lone holdout. Billboard has been told EMI has a ...

  3. Qtrax Rollout Now Includes U.S.

    March 09, 2011 4:05 PM EST Qtrax, the formerly defunct ad-supported digital download service, is continuing its worldwide bid for a comeback, today launching service in the United States, Argentina, Chile and Columbia. That ads to the company's initial rollout yesterda ...

  4. Qtrax Launches Internationally, Not U.S.

    March 08, 2011 11:45 AM EST It's official. Qtrax is back. After several confusing leaks suggested it had gained renewed short-term "trial" licenses from a handful of major labels, the ad-supported music download service has gone live in several countries. They ...

  5. Business Matters: Is the 'Tesco Model' Music Retail's Next Big Problem?

    March 07, 2011 5:20 PM EST Is the "Tesco Model" Music Retail's Next Big Problem? -- U.K. grocery chain Tesco, a major player in CD sales, is pushing record labels to accept small, upfront payments and the remainder of the cost after the CD sold. Tesco would l ...

  6. Business Matters: Qtrax Inks Short Term Deal with EMI, But Could it Succeed in 2011?

    March 04, 2011 7:58 PM EST Qtrax Inks Short Term Deal with EMI, But Could it Succeed in 2011? -- After many false starts, is Qtrax on its way to a launch? And is it too late? The "free and legal" download service has completed a licensing deal with EMI and may hav ...

  7. Business Matters: Qtrax, Fontana, Slicethepie and more

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Oracle Goes After Qtrax -- Legal P2P service Qtrax has a history of not living up to even its own expectations. It has routinely missed launch dates and goes quiet for months at a time. Now, Qtrax ...

  8. Business Matters: Qtrax, Slowtrain Music, Live Nation and more

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Qtrax has appointed Lance. J.O. Ford as co-president and chief marketing officer. He previously held those same positions at Rebel Digital, one of Qtrax’s advertising advisors. Little ...

  9. Business Matters: Twitter, LimeWire, Big Kenny, The Orchard and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- TubeMogul stats show Twitter is a growing force in online video. The service had a 28.2% increase in average number of streams referred. (TubeMogul did not offer stats ...

  10. Business Matters: Digital Economy Bill, Bandcamp, Qtrax

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- It is estimated that 40,000 U.K. broadband subscribers will give up their Internet service due to the cost of an anti-piracy campaign tied to t ...

  11. Billboard.biz Top Stories Of The Week: Vinyl Sales Surge, 'The Long Tail' and More

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. Analysis: Vinyl, Digital Sales Hit New High Marks Vinyl and single track download sales set new records last week, according to data from Nielsen ...

  12. Business Matters: Qtrax, EMI, MySpace Music, Grand Ole Opry

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Qtrax is reported to have hired CLSA, a brokerage firm, to help it raise an additional $50 million . The company, the creator of an ad-supporte ...

  13. Business Matters: BlueBeat.com, Qtrax, Choruss

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A Q&A with Hank Risan, the CEO of BlueBeat.com . Risan explained the technology behind psychoacoustic simulation, the technology at the hea ...

  14. Business Matters: Spotify, Sirius XM, Journey and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Register has reported Spotify is doing a better job converting its free users to paid, premium subscribers. The service now has 116,000 pre ...

  15. Qtrax Inks Baidu Search Deal

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Qtrax, the ad-supported P2P digital music service, has partnered with Chinese Internet portal and search engine Baidu to provide content for music-related search results. Under the deal, Baidu will direct music-related queries from its entertainme ...

  16. This Week's 10 Most Popular Stories On Billboard.biz

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. Analysis: What Impact Will Google Music Search Have? How successful will this the newly launched Google search be? It depends on (1) how difficult ...

  17. Business Matters: Qtrax, MySpace, Lala, WMG

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Qtrax , which has been holed up in the "where are they now?" file for a few months, issued a press release on Wednesday with details ...

  18. Business Matters: iLike, Qtrax, Georgia Theater

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Former eMusic president David Pakman , now a partner at venture capital firm Venrock, explains why iLike sold for "peanuts." Short ve ...

  19. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, MySpace, iLike

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ad-supported music service Qtrax continues to struggle as it moves towards launch. It now faces multiple lawsuits by technology vendors that it has yet to pay. Oracle, Millennium Information Technologies and Las Vegas Wall Street Group have all ...

  20. Briefs: Tenenbaum, Spotify, Qtrax

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Joel Tenenbaum will not be able to claim fair use in his file sharing case. The judge's order, handed down early Monday morning, found that Tenenbaum had proposed "a fair use defense so broad that it would swallow the copyright protec ...

  21. Indie Survey: Friends, Live Shows Big Influencers

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four out of five independent music store customers cite a recommendation of a friend as being an important factor in a purchase, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Independent Music Stores (AIMS). The online survey queried 1,067 ...

  22. Business Briefs: Qtrax, Relix, Jimmy Eat World

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Cinram, which manufactures CDs and DVDS for many major music groups and movie studios, reported a Q1 2009 loss of $22.3 million on revenue $303 million - a 19% revenue drop versus the same period last year. CD revenue dropped 30% to $37 million ...

  23. Study: 86% Would Pay For Legal P2P

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Different study, similar results. The Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) has released a study titled "Pirates, File-Sharers and Music Users" ( download PDF here ) that reaffirms the lures of P2P and, for a change, attempts to put a ...

  24. Business Briefs: NPD, Spotify, MySpace, Lala, Rick Ross

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - An NPD Group study has found U.S. consumers' entertainment spending will remain steady in 2009. Seventy-five percent of respondents said they will either hold steady or increase their spending on digital music, while 65% said the same of CD ...

  25. Qtrax Relaunches In The U.S.

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Qtrax, the ad-supported P2P music download service, has finally relaunched in the U.S., more than a year after it originally proposed to go live. The subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies originally unveiled their service at the international music ...

  26. Warner Music Deal, Qtrax Lock In Deal

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported music service Qtrax has finally secured licensing agreements with the four major music labels, more than a year after originally claiming to do so. Warner Music Group is the last to provide its catalog to the service. Qtrax first laun ...

  27. Warner/Chappell, Buma/Stemra Sign Pan-Euro License

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Another digital pan-European licensing deal has been announced at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, following the partnership between PRS for Music and Qtrax. Dutch collecting society Buma/Stemra has joined Warner/Chappell's pan-European dig ...

  28. Qtrax, PRS Sign Pan-European License Deal

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. collecting society PRS for Music announced a new licensing deal with Qtrax during MidemNet in Cannes. Following an abortive launch for Qtrax at MidemNet in 2008, when labels denied they had agreed a deal after it was announced that they were ...

  29. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, Shazam, Rumblefish

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Ad-supported music service Qtrax added a licensing agreement with Sony BMG to add the major label's catalog to the site. That's three of the four major labels now signed, with Warner Music Group the last holdout. - Music ID service Sha ...

  30. UMG, Qtrax Strike International Deal

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International and ad-funded legal P2P service Qtrax today announced a licensing deal covering Europe, Asia/Pacific, South America and Africa. Previously, Universal Music Group had a North American deal with Qtrax in place. Qt ...

  31. Popkomm Day 3: The Second Coming Of Qtrax

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eight months after its abortive launch at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, Qtrax is back on course according to New York-based CEO and chairman Allan Klepfisz. During the demonstration of Qtrax - a free, ad-funded "legal" hybrid P2P se ...

  32. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, Last.fm, Metallica

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As quiet as its original launch was loud , Qtrax unveiled a June 18 relaunch date for the beta version of its ad-supported music service. At present, it has licensing deals with EMI and Universal Music Group. - Last.fm and Pontiac have teamed on ...

  33. EMI Music Group Adds Qtrax To List Of Partners

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the same day (June 3) that it announced a deal with ad-supported music service SpiralFrog, EMI Music Group added the controversial Qtrax to its list of new partners. Like Spiralfrog, Qtrax is also an ad-supported music service, using more of a ...

  34. Digital Briefs: Mozes, Qtrax, Imeem

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mobile messaging marketing firm Mozes raised $11.5 million in second round financing from Maveron, Norwest Venture Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners, according to a regulatory filing disclosed by peHUB. This follows a $5 million fundin ...

  35. Qtrax Signs Deals With UMG, UMPG

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four months after first claiming it had licensing agreements signed with all four major labels , ad-supported music service Qtrax today announced the signing of its first real major label deal -- with Universal Music Group. Additionally, the compa ...

  36. Digital Briefs: Qtrax, Sony BMG, MySpace

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Qtrax continues its efforts to sign deals with the labels it said it already had in place prior to its launch-that-wasn't, this time adding UK indie aggregator Beggars Group. - Sony BMG licensed its catalog to free, ad-supported online musi ...

  37. Qtrax Inks Deals, But No Majors Signed

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an effort to regain momentum after its disastrous launch-that-wasn't, Qtrax has unveiled licensing deals with a number of music entities, but none of which is a major label. The company has extended existing licensing deals with EMI Music ...

  38. Qtrax, EMI Publishing Extend License Deal

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Qtrax has received a major boost. The ad-supported peer-to-peer file sharing service, whose entry to market unravelled in spectacular fashion during the recent MidemNet trade fair, has signed an extension to its digital distribution licensing agre ...

  39. Qtrax's 'Major' Misstep

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Qtrax— the free, ad-supported, "legal" P2P service that launched at MIDEM today —apparently isn't as ready for prime time as it claims. The company claimed it had licensing agreements with all four major record labels, when in fact ...

  40. MidemNet 08 Wraps, Midem Underway

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Events off-stage upstaged the panel program at MidemNet's second and final day. The day began with a buzz on Sunday with the launch of QTRAX, a licensed ad-funded P2P music service which claims to offer a colossal 25 million tracks. Today ...

  41. MidemNet Day 2 - Quotes of the Day

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST "It will create revenue where revenue is not being created. And it will create potentially enormous revenue," - QTRAX president and CEO Allan Klepfisz extolling the virtues of his new enterprise. "Every minute on the site we receive ...

  42. Qtrax Launches Legal P2P Service

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former illegal filesharing network Qtrax has announced the launch of what it says is the first legal, free peer-to-peer service at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Qtrax says it has licenses in place with the major labels and publishers, ...

  43. Berman Joins Qtrax Board

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported P2P service Qtrax added Jason "Jay" Berman as the co-chair of its advisory board. Berman is the former chairman of the RIAA and IFPI. In his new role, he will provide strategic counsel to the company regarding intellectual p ...

  44. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: So if all goes as planned, we could see as many as two new digital music services launch next week with some very unique business models. One of course is Amazon.com , which many see as the best potential iTunes competitor to come along i ...

  45. Report: Majors Back Qtrax

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported P2P service Qtrax is taking more steps to going live. After telling Billboard of plans to launch by the end of summer, the New York Post today reports that the company has set an October launch date. It also reports that Qtrax has str ...

  46. The Orchard Sues LTDnetwork

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has sued LTDnetwork for non-payment of an invoice for music delivered by the music content provider. The complaint, filed May 16 in the Supreme Court in New York, alleges that the Orchard entered a license agreement with the Qtrax ad-s ...

  47. Ad-Funded Music Services Are The Future, Says Jupiter

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Advertising revenue could become a vital lifeline for European labels, according to a new Jupiter Research report. Based on a qualitative analysis of the current market, the report -- "The Future of Digital Music: Fighting Free with Free" ...

  48. Qtrax To Be Spun Off?

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The parent company of yet-to-launch ad-supported music service Qtrax says it is "seriously evaluating" spinning Qtrax off into its own separate entity. Brilliant Technologies owns LTD Network, which does business as Qtrax. Brilliant Tech ...

  49. Former Spiralfrog Execs Launch Ad Consulting Group

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two former executives from the Spiralfrog ad-supported music service have launched an advertising consulting group focused on digital media opportunities. The company, Rebel Digital, was created by former Spiralfrog CEO Robin Kent and chief sales ...

  50. EMI Senior Digital VP Tom Ryan To Exit In January

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI senior VP of digital and mobile strategy and development Tom Ryan will be leaving the record label in mid-January, according to a memo issued by vice chairman David Munns. Ryan plans to return to his "entrepreneurial roots," although ...

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