Major's recorded music division signed similar deal.

EMI Music Publishing has inked a deal to license its content to Qtrax, a legal peer-to-peer music network in development from Brilliant Technologies Corp. Financial details were not disclosed.

Qtrax offers a free sampling tier and premium subscription service. The ad-financed free tier allows users to download licensed tracks at no charge, but the PC tethered files can only be played back five times and require using Microsoft’s Windows Media Player.

In order to play a track more than five times, users must upgrade to Qtrax’s subscription service, which includes a portability option. Qtrax signed a similar deal with EMI’s recorded music division in June. It is in the process of negotiating licensing agreements with other labels and publishers.