Something happened this morning that I never thought would: John from Newsround phoned and asked me to go on the show. Sadly it wasn’t John Craven, I think he’s moved on to bigger, but not better, things, but the thrill was still there. Could I be the next Tom Dunmore? I’ve got half the name right already.My impending fame aside, they wanted me to go on and talk about Qtrax, a new music download site which has been making a big hoohah about being the only service to offer ad-supported free downloads with content from all four major labels. Sounds too good to be true, right? Exactly.It would seem the labels aren’t quite so keen to declare their love. Universal, EMI and Warner have all denied deals being signed while Sony has just kept schtum. To top it off the app needed to use the software is late in being available. Seems the wheels are slowly coming off this one.As such, I can’t tell you exactly how the ads work, but I do know at launch the tracks will be tangled up in Windows DRM – so no iPods allowed. Qtrax bigwigs say iPod support is planned for April, but with all the broken promises so far, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Free, legal music on Qtrax? Sounds too good to be true
Something happened this morning that I never thought would: John from Newsround phoned and asked me to go on the show. Sadly it wasn’t John Craven