After last year's Jamendo Night and pitch session, Jamendo will return to Midem with a more significant presence. In 2013, two artists who have experienced substantial success on our platform will join us: Kellee Maize and We Are FM.
Once again, they will be performing as part of the Midem off festival for the very special Jamendo Live show, and for the first time, a Jamendo artist will be speaking at the conference: Kellee Maize will share the tips that have led her to be a highly popular hip hop artist on the Internet. Sharing her music freely was certainly a turning point in her career!
Kellee Maize (hip hop, USA)
Unsigned singer and songwriter Kellee Maize has quite a story to tell in Cannes: she's the most downloaded female rapper on Amazon.com and P2P networks, thanks to her Creative Commons license. Her videos have generated over 3.5 million YouTube views, her albums are widely popular on Jamendo, and she's the #1 search result on Google for "female rapper"; still, she's turning down offers from record labels! Maize likes the DIY way more than anything: a few years ago, she founded her female-owned marketing and events agency, Näkturnal. Her fourth album Owl Time, released on December 12th, is her most diverse record to date.
Where to see her?
Concert: Jamendo Live - B.PUB - Saturday January 26, 10:00 pm
Panel: Artists Speak to Artists session - Direct2Fan Camp, Riviera Hall - Sunday January 27, 5:00 pm
We Are FM (Electronic rock, Netherlands)
Since 2009, this Amsterdam quartet has skillfully rocked many dance music lovers and introduced rockers to a high dose of electronic tunes and beats. Their energetic live shows rapidly caught attention, allowing the band to book some festivals, venues and showcase slots, and win a couple of awards. They used to be registered to BUMA in the Netherlands, which they had to pay to stream their own music on their own website...and, when they finally received a check for 5€ (yes, five) for streaming revenues, they quit BUMA and started the licensing adventure with Jamendo. Their first album Season One, has been a success in 2012 with 80,000 listens on Jamendo alone.
Where to see them?
Concert: Jamendo Live - B.PUB - Saturday January 26, 9:00 pm
B.PUB: 22 rue Jean Macé, 06400 Cannes, France
Midem: January 26-29, 2013 at Palais des Festivals, 1 bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
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