After years of fighting peer-to-peer file sharing companies, the major record labels have decided that if they can’t beat them, they might as well join them — in one case, anyway. At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, QTrax announced deals with all of the major music labels and publishers to offer the first free and legal ad-supported P2P service to include major label music.
“You can’t change the attitudes and habits of what is now probably amounting to two generations who believe that music ought to be free on the internet,” said QTrax CEO Allan Klepfisz. “Those people are not going to be discouraged by Supreme Court decisions, they’re not going to be discouraged by technological interference. Ultimately, what will discourage them is a demonstratively better service.”
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