Published on November 29 2013

A Journey Through The Epic Worlds Of Jamendo Composers


They are incredibly talented. Their imagination goes beyond borders and their creativity has no boundaries. They are the builders, the scenarists, the makers. Through majestic compositions, epic sonorities and elaborated orchestral lines, they bring together the deep sounds of cellos, the accents of violins, mesmerizing vocals, the haunting sounds of ethnic instruments, the spirituality of traditional world music and the tenderness of a piano to create worlds of their own. They design powerful characters, faithful heroes and kings, bring personality through their music to create jaw-dropping tracks. They bring fantasy to life, turn our roots into something exceptionally modern and fascinating, honor and reunite cultures through their work. Each track is a never-ending discovery.
 

 

 

A Journey Through The Epic Worlds Of Jamendo Composers

 

They take you to the further-away corners of their soul through an endless journey to the musical universes they create. They work hard everyday to turn their dreams and stories into marvelous pieces of art but above all, to take your breath away. They bring humanity to their music through a constant battle between power and peace. They are the story-tellers, the wanderers, the explorers, the poets  and the musicians. They are Jamendo composers.


Today, Jamendo wants to pay tribute to seven of its incredible composers through a themed playlist : Roger Subirana, Celestial Aeon Project, Antti Martikainen, Akashic Records, Vvsmusic, Theta Sound, Marc Teichert. 

 

 

 

 

Published on November 27 2013

Look at this new homepage! Beautiful, heh? Also - and it's important! - everything that we are presenting you upfront will remain visible and accessible as time goes by and new content is shared. Enjoy fresh new music!

www.jamendo.com

Introducing Jamendo's new homepage !

Written by The Jamendo Team

Published on #News

Published on November 25 2013

Free Download (track):
http://jamen.do/t/1071003

Free Download (album):
http://jamen.do/l/a126867

Artist Page:
http://jamen.do/a/438400

Jamendo on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/JAMENDO

Written by JamendoTV

Published on #Videos

Published on November 21 2013

Singleton : "Our music is emotional, groovy, and life-asserting"

1. Could you tell us a little more about your artist name and your debut as an band ?


Initially, it was our guitarist Jim who came with an idea to name our band Singleton. He is a programmer and "singleton" is the name of one of the programming patterns. And he thought that this word sounds really good for a band name. We agreed. But basically, Singleton is just a common English word that means "being one of a kind", also "being alone". So we liked how the word sounds and what it means. That's a nice combination.


Our band started in 2004, that's nearly 10 years now. We are people who loved the same music, just gathered together and started to create our own :)



2. How would you define your music in 5 adjectives and who are your main influences?


Our music is emotional, true, groovy, melodic, life-asserting. As for our main influences, they are Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Placebo, Editors, U2, The Music, The National.

 

Singleton : "Our music is emotional, groovy, and life-asserting"

 

3. You just released your album on Jamendo. What stories and messages are you trying to convey through it ?

It is a very personal album, but at the same time, I'm sure the stories we share in our songs will be familiar to lots of our listeners. As it is all about feelings, emotions, love, friends, relations and choices we make everyday.



5. What would be your best advice on how to compose a song and what’s your favorite part of the songwriting process?

The best songs usually are coming occasionally, but you need to be prepared for this. So you always need to be in the creative state and ready to catch the new tune coming to your mind.
 

Singleton : "Our music is emotional, groovy, and life-asserting"

6. What’s your favorite song to belt out in your car/shower/bedroom, at the bar or for karaoke?

When we are gathering with our friends, have some wine and feel like now it's time for singing, we usually choose something from The Beatles or Oasis, as their songs have great melodies and usually they are perfect sing-alongs :)
 


7. You chose to share your music for free under Creative Commons licenses on Jamendo. Why did you make this decision?

We tried Jamendo with our debut EP "Storms" several years ago and the results were amazing! We got lots of feedback, reviews etc. And we understood that Creative Commons give young musicians an incredible opportunity to be heard. So we decided to release our debut album "The High Seas" and a recently released album "Uncovered" under Creative Commons as well, as we believe this is a really great way to distribute your music.
 

Written by The Jamendo Team

Published on #Interviews

Published on November 20 2013

2014 EuroMusic Contest: we're on board!

 

2014 will be getting off to a great start with the EuroMusic Contest ! You are tired with the sempiternal, mainstream Eurovision contest? It was about time that a version was created especially for independent and digital-native artists… Meaning you!


Jamendo is teaming up with fellow organizing company My Band Market, along with other partners (Div'Up, iConcerts, Swarm Planet) and media (NouvelObs, Wired, Euronews), to invite our community of artists to participate in this amazing project. There is a concert at the end so you need to be a performing band or artist, playing live instruments!


 

 

So mark your calendar already:
 

  •  February 2014: Registration


Open in 40 countries: Albania - Andorra - Austria - Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Iceland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Malta - Moldova - Monaco - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - United Kingdom - Ukraine - Yugoslavia
 

  •  March 2014: Voting in every country

 

  • April 2014: Jury selection of 10 finalists among the 40 pre-finalists (1 from each country)

 

 

  • May 2014: EuroMusic live concert at La Cigale in Paris, France, recorded and broadcasted live by iConcerts!



GET READY!


It's also the first European music contest ever financed by crowdfunding ! 



Help here :

 

 

 

All info here on :

 

KissKissBankBank funding page

 

Euromusiccontest.com