Universal Music Group International Signs Agreement With Qtrax Digital Music Service



    NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - Universal Music Group International, a division
of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company and Qtrax, today
announced a licensing deal covering Europe, Asia/Pacific, South America &
Africa. This deal follows a similar recent agreement with Universal Music
Group for North America.
    Qtrax showcases an ad-supported delivery model that easily and accurately
directs revenue back to artists and rights holders.  Users who download and
install the Qtrax client will soon be able to use it to search for, discover
and listen to a colorful and diverse catalog of high-quality digital music
files numbering in the millions.  Qtrax will monetize the experience by
selling sponsorships and advertising displayed during the search and download
processes.  Additionally, users will have the option to purchase music and
related items throughout the Qtrax interface.
    "UMG is the largest music company in the world and has shown great vision
and leadership in a landscape that is rapidly changing," said Allan Klepfisz,
Chairman and CEO of Brilliant Technologies Corporation. "We are thrilled that
Universal has chosen to lead the way forward with us internationally soon
giving music fans everywhere access to UMG's tremendous music catalogue."
    
    About Universal Music Group
    
    Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly
owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also
include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music
publishing operation.
    Universal Music Group's record labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon,
Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music
Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville,
Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group,
Universal Music Latino, Universal Records South, and Verve Music Group as well
as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company
subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most
extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years
of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalog is
marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the
US) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the US). Universal Music Group
also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its
merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management
division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.
    Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and
communications company.
    
    About Qtrax ( www.qtrax.com )
    
    Qtrax is the world's first free and legal peer-to-peer music service and
showcases an innovative ad-supported downloading model that easily directs
revenue back to artists and rights holders. Qtrax has successfully signed
licensing deals with major labels, music publishers and leading indies,
including: EMI Music, EMI Publishing, Warner Chappell, Sony/ATV Publishing,
Universal Music Group, Universal Publishing, TVT Records, Beggars Banquet and
more.  Qtrax will soon provide fans with access to a colorful and diverse
catalog with millions of high-quality, high-fidelity digital music files.
Based in New York City, Qtrax is a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies
Corporation (Other OTC:   BLLN), a publicly traded technology holding company.
    
    Safe Harbor
    
    This announcement contains express or implied forward-looking statements
which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those suggested, including but not
limited to risks identified and discussed in company filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based
on information and management's expectations as of the date hereof and future
results may differ materially from expectations and the company disclaims any
obligation to update them except as required by law.




For further information:

For further information: Shamin Abas, +1-917-494-9288, for Qtrax; or
Peter Lofrumento, +1-212-331-2585, for Universal Music Web Site:
http://www.qtrax.com

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