Call me a fusspot, but if I was launching a high-profile new music service in front of the entire music industry, I'd make darn sure I had signed'n'sealed contracts from all the labels I was announcing were taking part. Sadly, it seems Qtrax didn't have the same view.
Oh, hang on, you can't pick one up - it's just a concept product from designers Chocolate Agency. But if it was on sale, you'd want to pick it up more than a cheap chocolate bar with an Antarctic bird on the front. Promise.
There's an ongoing debate within the music industry about the way rising digital sales aren't making up for the continued slump in physical (i.e CD) sales. So while more people are purchasing music online, overall spending is down.
Oh, c'mon, you know you do. That beige box needs to be pimped up, and if your wallet can take the strain, Tokyo firm Zeus Computer has just the thing. It's called Jupiter, and it's a top-spec PC housed in a case made from pure platinum. The cost? 80 million Yen - around £377,000.
Listen up musicians. The triangle is no longer the coolest instrument in the world. It's been knocked down to second place by the Reactable, a Spanish-designed piece of technology that lets multiple users create music by moving shapes around an interactive table.
We've written about Sony Ericsson's plans to take on iTunes with its PlayNow Arena service - the company announced them last November. However, it's been giving more details at this year's MidemNet music industry conference in Cannes, including the names of the record labels who've already signed up.
Most of the publicity around online piracy has focused on music and, more recently, movies. E-books are just as pirateable, but there hasn't been the same level of protest from the publishing industry (they're more concerned with Google's plans to scan in books, but that's another story).
The hype around virtual world Second Life has died down a bit in recent months, and some companies have shut down their branded zones within it after visitor numbers didn't match up to the press column inches when they launched. However, by contrast other brands are coming into Second Life.
There's been a fair amount of negative publicity about ad-supported music download service SpiralFrog in the last year, focusing on its launch delays and financial losses. But the company at last has some good news to report.