Published on May 22 2008

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Et bien voilà, nous sommes de retour de la Bellevilloise à Paris où nous avions rendez-vous le 8 mai pour une session de brainstorming avec un comité représentatif des artistes mais aussi des membres.

Les représentants lors de cette session étaient Eric de Lonah, Antoine des Binary Mind, Maxime de Maniax Memori , et Dominique aka Domnukem pour la partie “super-user”.

Cet après-midi fut riche en idées, constructives, farfelues, mais le tout fut très positif !

Pour les bonnes idées “court et moyen terme” :

De nombreuses améliorations et de nouvelles fonctions vont être apportées pour les artistes afin de leur offrir un véritable outil de promotion.

Parmi elles, des stats plus claires et beaucoup plus détaillées. Nous allons mettre en développement toutes les métriques à notre disposition pour améliorer les stats. Pourquoi ne pas envisager aussi de permettre aux artistes de les rendre publiques ou non, en fonction de leur choix.

Côté promo, nous allons mettre en place une ligne éditoriale. Mise en valeur des artistes, sponsoring, tenter une approche de concerts, etc...

Un nouvel espace personnalisable ?

Nous pouvons envisager de développer un espace artiste customisable en complément de la page artiste classique : une url plus courte, plus simple “http://myartistname.jamendo.net” par exemple. Sur cet espace les artistes pourraient y ajouter leurs vidéos, choisir un skin, y trouver un fan club, etc..

Côté utilisateurs, les nouveaux widgets seront très bientôt disponibles. Vous pourrez créer des widgets de vos albums favoris, ou simplement de vos chansons préférées et même des playlists.

Encore une bonne idée mais qui ne sera dispo que plus tard, la possibilité pour les artistes de lever des fonds par l'intermédiaire de Jamendo pour financer des projets (un système d'appel à contribution auprès du public).

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Published on May 21 2008

Jamendo’s launch into the UK market started with an on-street marketing campaign at Brighton’s Great Escape Music Festival. The industry-focused event attracts more the 10,000 attendees every year. 50 Jamendo branded Punters (the 'Purple Army') were sent out on to the streets of Brighton, attending numerous gigs throughout the town during the three days of the festival. The high visibility campaign was to highlight attention for Jamendo and its platform by offering Free Punter Passes to Free Music advocates and lovers of the live gig circuit…. namely students! Under instruction to infiltrate the gig going masses, the Jamendo Punters handed out ‘winning’ scratch cards inviting festival attendees to visit www.jamendo.co.uk for FREE and LEGAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS.

Over the course of the three days, the Jamendo Punters partied in the spirit of the event, customising their Punter T-shirts and attracting much attention from not just festival delegates and regular punters but also from the general public at large.

Jamendo highlights the best of its British artists that audiences can discover and enjoy on www.jamendo.co.uk

Flykkiller

“Razorsharp machete beats, these electro terrorists have been exploding NME’s head all week” NME “- a spaced-out, menacing melange of super-freak surrealism that’s deadlier than a fly-swatter. Buzzin’.” The Fly www.jamendo.com/en/artist/flykkiller

Ruth Theodore

“Ruth’s ability to paint vivid pictures in your imagination is unparalleled in contemporary mainstream music.” - God Is In The TV “What we have here is an outrageously talented singer-songwriter” - Louder Than War www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Ruth_Theodore

The Modern Fighting Vehicles

“Stylistically, The MFV go big on guitars and straddle both dance/electronica and rock, and are working on developing a sound that no-one else has.” Phil Jackson – BBC South Live www.jamendo.com/en/artist/The_Modern_Fighting_Vehicles

The Kazoo Funk Orchestra

An alternative indie pop collective from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2005 during a finger painting session attended by chief songwriters Little Beard and Big Beard. They take inspiration from various artists and genres, creating a unique mesh of indie, pop, rock and hip-hop. www.jamendo.com/en/artist/kfunk

Beatsix

It’s 2008, and the location is Staines, West London. A small outpost in this low-rise wasteland of industrial units, reservoirs and aircraft hangars has finally been noticed by meejahland through the patronage of its most famous resident Ali G and the post-clash soul sensation that is known as Hard-Fi. Richard Archer and the boys constantly reference the town they grew up in as it’s all they have. Pimped up Peugeots, drum n’ bass rude boys and the incessant whistling of dump valves and jet engines from beyond the reservoir at Terminal 4. www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Beatsix

The Heavens

A blend of British & American psychedelia, rock & roll and 90’s britrock. Their main influences include The Beatles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bob Dylan, The Byrds and Syd Barrett. www.jamendo.com/en/artist/The_Heavens

Whitestar

Inspired by the counter-culture of the late 80’s Tory Britain, from smoke-filled grimy pubs with run down toilets through the blissed out drug-fueled 90’s, into the clubs, ears bleeding, broken relationships, from rundown bedsits, rented properties to impromptu weekend parties, Whitestar finally opened its mouth, screaming from the rooftops in late 2003. www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Whitestar

Xihilisk

Starting in 2000 with an improvised black-metal album, which was created in 6 days on a dilapidated cassette-tape fourtrack. Since way back then, technology has infiltrated Xihilisk and gradually it has transformed from hyper-experimental hostility, to a more uniformed and focused sound. www.jamendo.com/en/artist/xihilisk

Published on May 14 2008

Jamendo will be present at the Great Escape festival based in Brighton UK. More than 200 local and international Bands will perform live in more than 25 venues during 3 days. And guess what - JAMENDO will be right in the middle!

Agrandir le plan

50 Jamendo punters will be in Brighton during the 3 days of the festival, participating in concerts and highlighting the ‘ONLY FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS’ message with t-shirts and scratch cards.

A special landing page has been created for this occasion with the best of our British artists that you can discover and enjoy on www.jamendo.co.uk or click on the picture.