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Published on March 13 2014

 
If you are:
  • a solo singer/musician or a band (up to 8 members)
  • 13 years old or older
  • citizen of one of the 40 participating countries* (or at least one of your band members is)
  • able to perform your music live in full (no pre-recorded material, no DJ set)
...well, then the 2014 EuroMusic Contest is open to you!

*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
 
Register here NOW until APRIL 10th, 2014!
Official trailer
What's next?

April 2014: online voting period to elect the 40 pre-finalists (one in each country)
May 2014: professional jury to select 10 finalists
June 2014: the Big Final event, a live-streamed concert in Paris, France, in front of more than 1,000 people
 

Widen your audience, perform in Paris, win a 3-day recording session in world-class Black Rock Studios in Greece...Do not miss this amazing opportunity!

 


The EuroMusic Contest is supported by Le Nouvel Observateur, Wired, Euronews, My Band Market, Div'Up, iConcerts, Zimbalam, Swarm Planet, and of course Jamendo.

All info available here: http://euromusiccontest.com

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

 

Published on October 2 2013

400,000 Tracks on Jamendo: the Free Music Platform Keeps Growing

Just a few days ago, music website Jamendo.com surpassed the 400,000 tracks milestone. The catalog, entirely licensed under Creative Commons and available to legally download and stream for free, also reached 3 billion plays in 2013.

Since it kicked off at the end of 2004, Jamendo has never stopped growing and has since gathered more than 30,000 artists from 150 countries who share the idea of creating value from free music. Such a concept was very new when the site launched and has successfully proven to be compatible with today's digital trends, focusing on easy access to music and the opportunity for artists to earn money.

Artists are nurtured in a free environment that helps them thrive; the Jamendo team promotes their content (both online and offline, such as during shows and events), and they can promote themselves thanks to Jamendo's social media tools and widgets. Most importantly, Jamendo brings them consistent revenue streams through its licensing service, Jamendo PRO, which connects artists and professionals that need music for film, TV, public places, etc. This is done via a simple licensing contract directly between the client and the song's author; there are no intermediaries and artists receive a bigger share of the licensing fees at the end of the day.

Today, Jamendo keeps building relationships with clients. Sony recently announced the upcoming launch of a new music-based game called Big Fest for PS Vita, iOS and Android. In this game, players will be able to create and manage their own music festivals, choosing their roster from a list of Jamendo artists.
 

Discover the exclusive “Best of Jamendo” 40 song selection!
We handpicked the best Jamendo music ever!

 

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!