Published on June 26 2008

More and more independent labels choose to post their productions on Jamendo. Fading Ways was one of the first. Founded in Toronto in 1998, its aim is to « treat artists fairly and keep them in control of their own careers », explains founder Neil Leyton. From Canada, Fading Ways' activities expanded over the years to the UK, then Finland. It is in fact a network of labels that « choose their artists locally and then feed them into the international network and our UK-based music store ». Musically, Fading Ways' roster « ranges from singer/songwriters to punk rock. The defining element is that all our artists are totally committed to what they do - it's genuine music. Not pop, but underground art », with artists such as The Singles, Turku Romantic Movement, Red Orkestra and Neil Leyton himself.

And all this music happens to be Creative Commons-licensed. Fading Ways' first CC release was Red Orkestra's debut album in 2004. « I believe we were the first label to place a CC logo and license on the back cover of our international, commercially distributed releases. » Publishing music on Jamendo was the obvious next step... Check out Fading Ways' newly published rock'n'roll compilation here.

The Fading Ways team

The Fading Ways team, from left to right: Chris McDougall (UK), Tina Siegel (Canada), Mikko Jokela (Finland), Lilli Kinnunen (Finland), Neil Leyton (international).

Published on June 26 2008

We were thrilled to receive positive coverage from around the world following the announcement of our 10.000th published album.

If you are interested in reading what people had to say about Jamendo, simply click on the screenshots below (content in english, french, german, polish, portuguese, spanish...) :

Written by marc

Published on #Press

Published on June 25 2008

People rejoice! Jamendo has decided to unveil some of its hidden treasures. Every week from now on, discover some of the best music available in our ever-growing catalog.

Let's start with some sweet melodies and fat beats, namely a selection of ten pop and hip hop tracks. As usual, this is for your listening, downloading and sharing pleasure.

Enjoy, and till next week!


Written by marc

Published on June 18 2008

Jamendo, the free music community, has reached 10000 albums!


The whole team would like to thank all those who chose Jamendo: artists, members and music lovers who have been making this site alive since the beginning, and of course all those who joined us along the way.

10 000 albums, that's 10 000 reasons to pursue this adventure, in the name of what we all believe in: free music, thanks to Creative Commons licenses.

Thanks to all!

Here's a little sample of the great music you can find on Jamendo. A fine selection of rock, hip hop, reggae, electro and jazz. Enjoy!

Help us spread the good word of free music by digging this story!

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