MUMBAI: EMI Music Publishing has signed an extension to its digital distribution licensing agreement with QTRAX, the free and legal ad-supported peer to peer music network.
"EMI Music Publishing came on board with QTRAX very early because we believed that this concept could provide real value to our songwriters. As such we are extraordinarily pleased that it has come to fruition and that is now going to become a reality," said EMI Music Publishing chairman and CEO Roger Faxons.
"The entire music industry has had to change with the times and the behavior of the listening public. We at EMI Music Publishing are committed to making sure that our songwriters benefit from their creative output, and that fans have the opportunity to access digital music legally in as many ways as possible," Faxon continued.
"Roger Faxon demonstrated great vision and leadership in supporting us in our infancy and we are thrilled to have EMI Publishing on board with a renewed agreement," said QTRAX founder and chairman Allan Klepfisz.
EMI Music Publishing is the world’s most creative music publisher with more than one million copyrights including some of the best-known songs ever written, such as New York New York, Lady Marmalade, Always On My Mind, Three Times A Lady and Singin’ In the Rain. Its current hit-making writers and producers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyonce, James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Usher, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Amy Winehouse.