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Troubled Qtrax is back and licensing music

The company that had trouble paying bills and acquiring licensing rights the past three years has finally penned some deals. The service is expected to launch next week.

By Mar. 4, 2011


Qtrax: No music yet

Qtrax is an implementation of Songbird with some sort of search engine integrated, but downloads aren't yet available.

By Jan. 28, 2008


Qtrax beta launch fails

Qtrax, a free and legal P2P music service with a promised library of 25 million songs, was supposed to become available at midnight EST. So far, not so good.

By Jan. 27, 2008


Former RIAA chief tries to save Qtrax image

The top music labels would have lost confidence in Qtrax a long time ago if not for Jay Berman, the former RIAA chief, who is representing the music service.

By Nov. 11, 2009


Qtrax faces more financial, legal problems

First Oracle and now two other vendors are suing the online music start-up, charging it with unpaid bills. Qtrax also appears to be behind payments to at least one label.

By Aug. 17, 2009


Qtrax offtrack with all the major labels

Latest company to try hand at ad-supported music doesn't appear to possess completed deals with any of the four largest record companies as it promised.

By Jan. 27, 2008


Former SpiralFrog executives join Qtrax

Former CEO and chief marketing officer jump to former competitor in ad-supported music sector at a time when SpiralFrog rolls out beta version.

By Apr. 22, 2007


Oracle sues Qtrax, claims P2P site owes $1.8 million

Oracle supplied the music service with software, but Qtrax's $1.8 million payment bounced, according to court documents.

By Jul. 27, 2009


Qtrax finally signs major record label

Four months after claiming it had signed licensing deals with all four of the top music companies, only to see the labels deny it, the startup pens agreement with Universal Music Group.

By May. 6, 2008


Legal P2P music site Qtrax signs EMI Music

Last January all four of the major recording companies denied the start-up's assertion that it had cut deals with them. But now Qtrax is starting to gather momentum.

By Jun. 3, 2008