SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage

Published on December 9 2015

SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage

Jamendo has partnered with Sony for its brand new game on PS Vita, providing all the music content and putting the spotlight back on real-life rising talents within the virtual world of BigFest.
Think about Coachella meets Theme Park meets your favorite music discovery source. If you love the festival season as much as you love building things virtually and jamming along with your favorite Jamendo artists, Sony’s new release BigFest is possibly your most entertaining gaming experience yet! You're in for a nice treat right before Christmas!

A PS Vita exclusive, BigFest is a music festival simulator where you can design, build, and manage the ultimate musical festival from a small field all the way up to a full-blown mega show. You’ll need to keep the crowd happy and work on a budget, which relies on the artists you will book, the food and facilities, etc.
SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage
The cool thing about it is, Jamendo is the unique content provider for the game. It means that you will be able to create your own "Jamendo Fest" with all your favorite artists from the platform!
Just imagine Russian rockers Other Noises crashing the main stage and making the crowd jump, while The Dada Weatherman is playing a low-key emotional acoustic set on another stage and Capashen is blasting some dubstep-infused electronic in a marquee in the middle of the site…

Sounds like fun, right? ;)
SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage
The BigFest partnership sees Jamendo bringing a new set of opportunities to independent musicians and songwriters: each song curated by Jamendo has been licensed to Sony, and every artist involved will see money coming in.

On the other hand, the 12 million PS Vita units sold worldwide make for great potential exposure for them: "Since we signed up to Jamendo we have found a new, bigger and more dedicated fanbase”, says Tobias Borelius, frontman of Swedish band Emerald Park, whose song “At The Mall” is featured in the official game trailer. “I believe a cooperation between Sony and Jamendo will certainly help all bands in the Jamendo network."

Written by The Jamendo Team

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