Posts with #initiatives tag

Published on March 4 2014

EuroMusic Contest 2014: registrations are open!

Do you have what it takes to represent your country in this Eurovision 2.0 dedicated to online talents? If you think so, this contest is for you... Do not miss the opportunity!


Visit now to learn all about it!


CLICK HERE to register!


Registration dates : from March 3rd to March 31st.


The competition is 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 - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - United Kingdom - Ukraine.


This is your chance to take part to a one-of-a-kind contest that will close with the EuroMusic Live, a concert that will take place in June 2014 in Paris, and that will be broadcasted in 88 countries through live-stream.


Good luck everyone!

Published on July 18 2013

DJ Spooky Remix Contest is launched! Try your best remix to win awesome prizes

You are probably all familiar already with DJ Spooky's latest release on Jamendo!

Of Water and Ice is a mind-blowing music project in which Paul D. Miller explores the sounds of ice and water, illustrating our relationship to the vanishing environment of the arctic poles.
It's a brilliant album full of rich electronic layers, hip-hop beats and classical instruments!

We have just launched a contest to remix three of his tracks: "Of Water and Ice", "Antartic Rhythms", "Check Your Math".

Go to the contest page!

The best remixes will win the following:
Grand Prize: one iPad mini offered by DJ Spooky
Second prize: one Midi Fighter 3D, offered by DJTechTools
Runner-ups: ten free, fully unlocked versions of the DJ Mixer app, offered by Musicsoft Arts

Submit your remix by August 29th, 2013!
All the information is available here on the contest page.

Good luck to all of you!

Published on July 4 2013

Free! Music! Contest 2013: Viva la FreevoluCCión!

Using the slogan "Viva la FreevoluCCión", a combination of the rallying cry "Viva la Revolución", "Free" as in "Free! Music! Contest" and "CC", the abbreviation of Creative Commons, the 5th Free! Music! Contest has just started. Organized by Musikpiraten e.V., the contest is fairly well-known in the CC music scene - bands from all over the world already participated.

As in 2012, this year all CC licenses are allowed - and Jamendo is an official partner of the contest!

Just like the past years, a double-CD packed to the brim with the best songs of the contest is going to be produced. A jury chooses the best tracks and takes care that the best of every genre is featured - from Trash Metal to Hip Hop and Blues, whatever the artists submit.

Moreover, vouchers worth 100€ will be raffled among all participants - even the willingness to make one's music free shall be rewarded! Last but not least, there will be a gig near Heidelberg to win. Due to travelling costs, this one is very likely to go to a band from Germany ;)

Register right here until July 31st, 2013!

See the contest page for all the info.

Published on June 18 2013

France and Germany's main railway companies partner with Jamendo to celebrate Music Day.

France and Germany's main railway companies SNCF and Deutsche-Bahn are partnering with Jamendo to celebrate Music Day, by organizing unique concerts in high-speed trains. In the bar section of several trains from France to Germany, musicians will set up this Friday and play an acoustic show to entertain the travelers.

We gave a good help by providing 3 of our French artists. They are used to playing on stage, but this kind of "moving" stage will be a first for everyone!

Midem artists The Dada Weatherman (folk, rock, blues)
Jonathan, aka The Dada Weatherman, is a young musician from the Paris area, who first appeared on Jamendo back in 2008. Five albums later, he finds himself quite successful on the platform with more than 2 million listens and about 100,000 downloads. His music is a great mix of bluesy rock, smart pop and ethereal folk. A brilliant multi-instrumentist, he is also the mastermind behind the jazz-pop project Law'.
See him play on June 21st on the #9582 train from Marseille to Frankfurt!

Listen and download on Jamendo

Midem artists Benoit Stanek (pop, folk, chanson)
Originally from the North-West of France and now settled in Lyon, Benoit Stanek is a pure French pop and folk addict, that also proves to be a good songwriter in English and Spanish. His style is full of sincerity, and draws comparisons to artists like Georges Brassens, Ray Lamontagne ou Damien Rice.

See him play on June 21st on the #9582 train going from Marseille to Frankfurt (after Lyon)!

Listen and download on Jamendo

Midem artistsOmashay (rock, fusion)
This young guy from the north of France is already known on Jamendo as the sax player of goofy geniuses Cool Cavemen. He takes a successful leap aside from the band with a solid first solo album full of nice fusion-rock tunes that he entirely recorded himself. He will perform in the train with Damien, fellow guitar player from Cool Cavemen.
See him play on June 21st on the #9577 train going from Paris to Stuttgart, and back from Strasbourg to Paris on train #9570!

Listen and download on Jamendo

Published on April 22 2013

Jamendo poursuit sa collaboration avec la société de production messine Faux Raccord Productions, cette fois sur un projet qui s'étend jusqu'au cinéma avec la bande originale du film "La Trace des Pères". Et pour la première fois, Jamendo accueille un artiste français de renom en la personne de Hamé, membre de l'incontournable groupe de hip-hop La Rumeur.


Mehdi Ouldsaad, directeur de Faux Raccord et producteur du film et du morceau, explique son lien avec Jamendo et sa démarche:
"Nous remémorant notre première expérience réussie avec Jamendo ("Les Cimes du Système", le premier clip "libre" de David TMX), nous avons choisi une nouvelle fois un concept plus fédérateur, celui du "libre". Tous se sont prêtés au jeu, la quasi-totalité des artistes participants proposaient d’ailleurs d’ores et déjà un choix large de leurs créations en téléchargement libre sur leurs sites officiels respectifs. Les autres artistes ayant participé au featuring ont également rapidement saisi les enjeux de ce morceau et tous nous ont fait cadeau de leur participation et de leur droits afin de permettre à ce projet d’exister et je profite à nouveau de l’occasion pour remercier Blockos-K, Hamé, O’Nassim, Hatim et K-Listo de Soledad, Jack Herer et Stratégie de Paix."

La Trace des Pères: un projet naturellement libre

Un projet qui s'est donc fait naturellement, pour lequel les artistes ont apprécié de pouvoir enregistrer et diffuser le morceau sans la moindre contrainte, et dans un esprit libre. Jack Herer, qui apporte sa pierre d'un featuring diablement efficace, fait écho à cette idée: "Bien qu'elle soit pour moi essentielle, je n'ai jamais fait de ma musique une priorité. Je passe beaucoup de temps à écrire sans but particulier. Je tiens à cette possibilité de faire uniquement ce qu'il me plait et me motive, alors quand on m'a proposé de participer à ce projet, j'ai écouté l'instru, j'ai accroché et j'ai écrit. Plus ça tourne et mieux c'est!"

15 000 vues du clip officiel en 5 jours: record du vues sur JamendoTV!