Qtrax Signs With Last of Big Three Music Publishers

Qtrax, the "world's first free, legal P2P service," has signed a deal with music publisher Warner/Chappell, which had been the last of the big three music publishers to hold out on signing a deal. EMI Publishing and Sony/ATV signed with Qtrax in early March, meaning that as of today Qtrax has deals with every major music publisher in the world. A spokeswoman for Warner/Chappell confirmed that the deal was signed.

Although this is a significant milestone for Qtrax, the company still needs more label deals in order to put these publisher deals into effect. So far, only Universal Music Group and TVT Records have signed on, so Qtrax still has a fair amount of work cut out for it label-wise. TVT's music is already downloadable, while Universal's is still being added.