A Grammy winner on jamendo !

Published on June 9 2009

That's one great thing about jamendo: the variety of artists is just tremendous. Just think: some of them have never played a single note outside of their bedroom, and others have won a Grammy award!

Thanks to our partners over at Open Music Wire, there is one such artist on jamendo: Tony Rich. He took part in Hidden Beach Recordings' pro-Obama compilation Change Is Now a few months ago, in the shape of this slick r'n'b track.

Detroit-born singer, songwriter and producer Tony Rich, in addition to releasing his own albums, has written songs for Elton John, Boyz II Men and TLC. His latest album Exist, a mix of soul, jazz and funk, was released on Santa Monica-based Hidden Beach Recordings last september.

Thanks to Open Music Wire, more and more artists from the traditional music industry are understanding the virtues and interest of Creative Commons licenses. We believe that on jamendo, there's room for everyone: from hardcore free culture enthusiasts to new converts, they all contribute to forwarding free music.