Creative Commons, the global nonprofit organization that makes it easier for creators to share their work under simple copyright terms, announced a major milestone in the release of its 2015 State of the Commons Report today: over 1 billion works have been licensed using Creative Commons since the organization was founded.
Among all listed Creative Commons works, audio tracks account for 4 million works. Jamendo, with 100% of hosted audio files licensed under Creative Commons, contributes today 496,000 tracks to the world of the Commons, a top contributor in music alongside Bandcamp.
"Creators are choosing to share many of their works with the world free of restrictions to support global collaboration", says Samuel Devyver, General Manager of Jamendo. "We have seen Creative Commons license growth of 24% on our platform in 2015, and expect that number to continue climbing. We are proud to be supporters of the Creative Commons' vision of the world, which we hope to create through a vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and gratitude. The benefits are a world a free and open content that creates more equity, access, and innovation for everyone."