What are the guys from Metallica going to do now? For all of you music lovers out there, have you heard of Qtrax? If not you may want to check it out. Qtrax offers free and legal music downloads. They have an inventory of over 25 million songs. And did I mention that the downloads were free? Qtrax is the world’s first free and legal peer-to-peer (P2P) digital music site. Music lovers can discover new music and legally download full-length, high-quality versions of their favorite songs while compensating both the artists and the record labels through non-intrusive and relevant advertising.
Qtrax works directly with record labels and publishers who have licensed their content for distribution online. There is no cost to download and use the software. There are no membership fees or per song costs. When users download and play music, the support of advertisers allows Qtrax to compensate artists for their work. Some of the cool features of Qtrax include:
Downfalls of the Qtrax service is that the service is not iPod compatible and ads are displayed during playback, even on music devices.
- an inventory of 25 million songs
- unlimited downloads
- fast downloads
- no adware or spyware
- accurate and comprehensive search results
Qtrax launched yesterday January 26th. For more on Qtrax see the following resources:
Tech Crunch Review of QTrax
WIRED on Qtrax
Silicon Alley Insider Report on Qtrax from August 2007
Official Qtrax Website
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