Jamendo, the quickly-growing free music community, is delighted to announce a partnership with the One Laptop per Child association (OLPC) to bring a selection of Creative Commons music to their $100 laptops.
OLPC, which relies exclusively on free software and free content in the laptop, will be able to add several collections of children-targeted free music from Jamendo to the OLPC library. Samuel Klein, the content director of OLPC, said “This is some fantastic jamming; now free music lovers everywhere can share their favorite playlists with our schools.”
Jamendo has always been about making people from different countries discover each other’s music. Sylvain Zimmer from Jamendo said : “It makes a lot of sense for us to help OLPC because their laptop is an excellent way to extend the music sharing values we defend to the developing countries and to children in particular.”
Jamendo is making it possible for everyone to submit a playlist for inclusion in the laptops. Each member of the community can create one or more special playlists for this occasion.
The playlists should have less than 20 minutes of music, contain only tracks appropriate for children and licensed under the Creative Commons BY or BY-SA licenses. To label a playlist for the OLPC, add “OLPC” before its name. For instance : OLPC music from Kenya.
Jamendo hopes to multiply partnerships with such amazing partners as the OLPC association in the next few months.
Mel Chua (OLPC) and Sylvain Zimmer (Jamendo)