NEW YORK, June 3 — EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, has entered into an agreement with ad-supported digital music service Qtrax to make EMI’s catalogue of digital music available to music fans in the US and Canada.
As part of the agreement, EMI’s music will be available free to registered Qtrax members for unlimited streaming or downloading to a PC. Fans can also load downloaded tracks on up to three portable devices and play them while their membership remains active (fans maintain membership by visiting the site at least once every 60 days to keep downloads active on PCs or devices). Those who wish to permanently own tracks can do so via direct Qtrax links to participating digital retailers.
“This is a revolutionary time for the music industry,” said Founder and Chairman of Qtrax Allan Klepfisz. “Guy Hands and EMI Music have demonstrated great vision and leadership and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have their support,” he continued. “Music fans will soon be able to legally download tracks from EMI’s rich, storied catalogue, giving them access to one of the world’s largest repertoires of music.”
About EMI Music
EMI Music is the recorded music division of EMI Group Limited, one of the world’s leading music companies. Its EMI Music division represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Artists on EMI labels include Lily Allen, The Beatles, Coldplay,
Corinne Bailey Rae, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Norah Jones, The Kooks, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Pink Floyd, Joss Stone, 30 Seconds To Mars, KT Tunstall, Keith Urban and Robbie Williams, as well as international artists such as Amaral (Spain), Camille (France), Utada Hikaru (Japan), LaFee (Germany), RBD (Mexico) and Vasco Rossi (Italy).
EMI has been at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing digital music marketplace since it released David Bowie’s ‘Hours’ as the world’s first ever album to be offered as a digital download in 1999. EMI has signed agreements with hundreds of digital partners to distribute its music across the globe, including its premium DRM-free, higher-quality offering sold through partners including Apple iTunes, Amazon.com and more. It continues to facilitate the development of a growing range of new digital business models to enable fans to experience and purchase its artists’ output through a number of different platforms including, music discovery services such as Last.fm, iMeem and Spiralfrog, legal peer-to-peer services such as GNAB and a deal to offer advertising-supported videos on mobile phones through Rhythm NewMedia.
About Qtrax (http://www.qtrax.com)
Qtrax (http://www.Qtrax.com) is an innovative, legal digital music service that is free to fans. Qtrax showcases an innovative ad-supported delivery model that easily directs revenue back to artists and rights holders. Qtrax is available for browsing now and soon will provide fans with access to a colorful and diverse catalog with millions of high-quality digital music files representing the broadest artist-based fan-directed array of products available anywhere. Based in New York City, Qtrax is a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies Corporation (OTC: BLLN.PK), a publicly traded technology holding company.