All Quiet on the Eastern Front?

So, what’s new with Qtrax’s shenanigans?

Well, this time it seems there’s a new company, established in the UK. My guess is that Allan Klepfisz & Lance Ford’s new endeavors will go now using “Qtrax East Limited“.
If you perform a quick search, you’ll find that on June 24th 2015, a new company was born, led by one director – guess who… Wait for it… Allan Mark Klepfisz!
“….Qtrax East Limited was established in the year 2015 as a Private Limited Company. It has been operating for 3 months, and the firm’s current status is Active. The Company was established under the registration number 09655029.
The registered office of Qtrax East Limited is situated at Wsp House, 70 Chancery Lane, London. You can also find this company by Postal Code: WC2A 1AF.
The company is classified under SIC Code 0 for None Supplied.
Company has been using the name “Qtrax East Limited” since its incorporation.
Since founding, the company has been led by one director – Allan Mark Klepfisz…”

Now, would you do business with any of the Qtrax companies? Qtrax Global Holdings? Qtrax Inc.? Qtrax Global Distribution LTD? Brilliant Technologies Corp.? Or this new Qtrax East Limited?

Remember – they haven’t bothered to pay their debts to their own employees. If you’re planning to do business with them, why should they bother paying you?

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Allan Klepfisz of Qtrax, in his Own Words

In another long and tiring blog post, some seven years ago, in his own blog, Allan Klepfisz writes:
“…. We have a somewhat dated lawsuit going on with a Company called Millenium….We paid them some. And frankly struggled doing it, at the time. I can’t say more than that most of our suppliers have been wonderful. There are sometimes, exceptions. The legal system can decide if this is one. And then there’s Las Vegas Wall Street Group. A quite recent loan that it is claimed, is overdue. And there is a consent to a judgment signed by me. The facts will soon emerge about that also. Oh & just in case, it is deemed to also be newsworthy at some time in the future, there are a couple of outstanding lawsuits with toxic PIPES…
….Ah, but the journalist might say, there is a “pattern” of not paying bills – really? Unlike, so many other start ups, we have NOT gone under, even in the most difficult of times and indeed been willing to give ALL of our personal resources to paying bills & making this work…we certainly have and will use whatever personal resources we have to make Qtrax a success….
….Ah, but the journalist might say, what about the returned checks? Well, we gave checks ahead of time- postdated- (when we didn’t have money) based on promises of funding. And we were wrong in our belief it was coming. But we have found alternative funding and item by item, have been paying for EVERYTHING…..
…Ah, but the journalist might say, what about the lawsuits? Too high a number for things to be regular. I don’t know about the number. I know about the genesis and they each had their cause – sometimes an injustice we would not abide by, often just shortage of money…
….Ah, but the journalist might say, Klepfisz is “unreliable”. When it comes to launch dates, in the past, he is right. And he would be right about many other software producers. Including the largest…
….When it comes to having the requisite funds, when promised, he is also right. Sometimes, because of broken promises of others, we did not have the requisite funds. But we found them in due course…
…But if the “unreliable” word is intended to smear my honesty or decency, then I won’t tolerate it….”

Seven years after. More lawsuits. More debts. More delays in launching – but above all, more broken promises (“most of the debt in the coming days”, 3+ months ago), and more excuses.

Is it a profile? Something that repeats itself in a different disguise every few years? Are we ever gonna see anything from our lost salaries? Can we ever trust any word from Allan Klepfisz?
How many years have the music labels been doing business with Qtrax and let them use the best legal music catalogue, while Qtrax is involved with so many legal issues over these years?

Does anyone want to enlighten us?

Take a Walk Through Qtrax’s Website

I was just browsing around Qtrax’s new website. Yep, it looks good, with bright colors, effects, parallax and everything.

And the text is impressive as well. One of my favorite quotes is: “You want to know what differentiates us? Everything!”. Well Qtrax, does “everything” include not paying your own employees, while other companies do?

Another gem is “And we do give a damn about songwriters & performers”. Too bad you don’t give a damn about people who worked for you. You know, these funny people who came to your office every morning.

And of course, how can we ignore “Artists have been truly underpaid and exploited in the digital age”. Being underpaid sucks, no doubt; Now, what do you think about not being paid at all?

And as a finale chord, look at this: “It’s time to redress the situation and “put our money where our mouth is””. Well, go for it. Want to be fair? PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES!