Published on December 21 2015

Jamendo Music: 2015 In Review

As 2015 comes to an end, it's time for us to reflect on the best music of the year!

Rediscover all the best albums of each month on Jamendo Music! From the unleashed fury of British metal heroes Fallen To Flux in January to the chilled out acoustic groove of Swedish folk singer-songwriter Albin Andersson in December.

We were also fortunate for all the great emerging talents that brought us a huge amount of really memorable tunes: discover the newcomers that will undoubtedly make waves in 2016!

Written by The Jamendo Team

Published on December 9 2015

SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage

Jamendo has partnered with Sony for its brand new game on PS Vita, providing all the music content and putting the spotlight back on real-life rising talents within the virtual world of BigFest.
Think about Coachella meets Theme Park meets your favorite music discovery source. If you love the festival season as much as you love building things virtually and jamming along with your favorite Jamendo artists, Sony’s new release BigFest is possibly your most entertaining gaming experience yet! You're in for a nice treat right before Christmas!

A PS Vita exclusive, BigFest is a music festival simulator where you can design, build, and manage the ultimate musical festival from a small field all the way up to a full-blown mega show. You’ll need to keep the crowd happy and work on a budget, which relies on the artists you will book, the food and facilities, etc.
SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage
The cool thing about it is, Jamendo is the unique content provider for the game. It means that you will be able to create your own "Jamendo Fest" with all your favorite artists from the platform!
Just imagine Russian rockers Other Noises crashing the main stage and making the crowd jump, while The Dada Weatherman is playing a low-key emotional acoustic set on another stage and Capashen is blasting some dubstep-infused electronic in a marquee in the middle of the site…

Sounds like fun, right? ;)
SONY’s BigFest: Jamendo puts independent artists back on the front stage
The BigFest partnership sees Jamendo bringing a new set of opportunities to independent musicians and songwriters: each song curated by Jamendo has been licensed to Sony, and every artist involved will see money coming in.

On the other hand, the 12 million PS Vita units sold worldwide make for great potential exposure for them: "Since we signed up to Jamendo we have found a new, bigger and more dedicated fanbase”, says Tobias Borelius, frontman of Swedish band Emerald Park, whose song “At The Mall” is featured in the official game trailer. “I believe a cooperation between Sony and Jamendo will certainly help all bands in the Jamendo network."

Written by The Jamendo Team

Published on #News

Published on December 8 2015

Creative Commons report 1 billion licensed works on the web, with 500,000 audio tracks on Jamendo!

Creative Commons, the global nonprofit organization that makes it easier for creators to share their work under simple copyright terms, announced a major milestone in the release of its 2015 State of the Commons Report today: over 1 billion works have been licensed using Creative Commons since the organization was founded.


Among all listed Creative Commons works, audio tracks account for 4 million works. Jamendo, with 100% of hosted audio files licensed under Creative Commons, contributes today 496,000 tracks to the world of the Commons, a top contributor in music alongside Bandcamp.

"Creators are choosing to share many of their works with the world free of restrictions to support global collaboration", says Samuel Devyver, General Manager of Jamendo. "We have seen Creative Commons license growth of 24% on our platform in 2015, and expect that number to continue climbing. We are proud to be supporters of the Creative Commons' vision of the world, which we hope to create through a vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and gratitude. The benefits are a world a free and open content that creates more equity, access, and innovation for everyone."

Creative Commons report 1 billion licensed works on the web, with 500,000 audio tracks on Jamendo!

Written by The Jamendo Team

Published on November 20 2015

Kinematic: "Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight"

Formed in 2000 by Gordo and Mike, they were soon met up by Mik the bassist and Ozi on the drums. This October they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album Time & Place which got quite a neat success on Jamendo Music.

 

Hey, it’s great to have you on Jamendo Music! First, could you briefly introduce yourselves

Hi, thanks so much for having us on Jamendo, we love the site! We are Kinematic, a four piece independent band from Melbourne, Australia.

 

Could you explain to our readers your band name “Kinematic”?

Kinematic is a physics term, used to describe motion, it’s a bit nerdy, but we liked it because musically we’re always trying to change and evolve. We’re also quite nerdy anyway.

Kinematic: "Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight"

What are your main influences and how do you find inspiration when composing a song

We each have our own favourites, but the bands that we all like would include Wilco, Elbow, Death Cab for Cutie and The Beatles.

For us, the best inspiration for writing comes from hearing something great, that you’re not already familiar with. It doesn’t matter if it’s old or new, just as long as it makes you sit up and want to write.

 

How important is it for you to manage your music yourself and be independent?

We value our independence highly! We do everything ourselves from the writing stage, to recording, all the way to the final marketing and promotion of our music.
It’s important because it gives us full creative control, so for example if we want to have a nine minute song on our album we don’t have to argue with anyone (apart from ourselves). Or if we want to take a break for a few months to recharge, we can.
However, while it’s great being independent, sometimes a bit of outside expertise can be just what’s needed.

Kinematic: "Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight"

We’d love to see you perform live! Do you have any memorable stage moment you’d like to share?

We love playing live and we’ve had some memorable times on stage over the years. Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight, along with playing festival shows. Some less glamorous but still memorable moments include members falling off stage, falling through stage…  and one member even tore his pants while walking out on stage, now that’s memorable!
 

Written by The Jamendo Team

Published on #Interviews

Published on November 17 2015

Exclusive for Jamendo artists: save 50% on LANDR mastering until Nov 23!

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"I'm often on the road and need to make sure that all those instrumental tracks are sounding good. Using LANDR to do it blows my mind. It's great for those on-the-road changes."

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