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.
Qtrax is an implementation of Songbird with some sort of search engine integrated, but downloads aren't yet available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former CEO and chief marketing officer jump to former competitor in ad-supported music sector at a time when SpiralFrog rolls out beta version.
Oracle supplied the music service with software, but Qtrax's $1.8 million payment bounced, according to court documents.
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.