Published on January 30 2007

Some users have been complaining lately that as we increase the number of album releases every day, it gets more and more difficult to browse through the new albums. We'll be addressing this issue this week with a few new features and improvements.

The first is "Friends". It is a powerful new way to recommend an album you like to many people at once: just add them to your friends list on Jamendo and hit the "Recommend to my friends on Jamendo" link on the album pages. They will receive it and will be able to forward it to their own friends.

With this feature and a little "network effect" you can expect some albums to spread very quickly if they are recommended by key people in the community.

Another way to use this feature is to just add all the friends you have on Jamendo and just wait for them to recommend you some great albums ;-)

The second feature we're making official today is the "Playlist Widgets". As you know you can make playlists on Jamendo with our popup player. Now you can also export them to you blog or website using our embeddable player!

How to do that? Just go to your profile page on Jamendo (http://www.jamendo.com/user/YOUR_USERNAME/) and you will have the code to embed the player.

There is also a custom playlist for all the favourite albums of a user. As an example, here is my own little Jamendo player, loaded with my favourite albums:

Written by sylvinus

Published on #News

Published on January 15 2007

Since the end of 2006, Jamendo allows users to download for free more than 2000 albums under Creative Commons licenses. Now Jamendo is bringing its concept up to the next level : half of the advertising revenue will be shared with the artists.

Every month, the artists who registered to this Revenue Sharing program will share 50% of the advertising revenue of Jamendo. Shares will be proportional to the number of visits on the artists' pages on Jamendo. The artists registering now to the program will share the advertising revenue from the period beginning on the 1st January 2007. This program will be in beta stage for the first term and might be improved after on.

This new system is currently one of the most innovative ways to permit both the diffusion of music under Creative Commons licenses and a revenue for the artists. This new revenue stream will be a complement to the donation system that allows the listeners to give money to an artist via jamendo and PayPal.

For more information on this program : http://www.jamendo.com/static/help_revenueshare/