Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jamendo, Jamendo, Jamendo!!!

I have been using now for a few months and I love it. It is a free creative commons website that lets you join for FREE, stream all of the music as well as download LEGALLY for FREE. It's almost too good to be true. The artists are not household names, you won't find Green Day albums here. (There is a Jamendo music player in the margin). What they do have is a website that is user intuitive. You can have the music player separate from the main Jamendo page and listen to one group while going to pages all over the site.
The acts are from all over the world and all kinds of music. When on the site all you have to do is click on the little flag in the bottom left corner and it will show all artists from that country. I came across a group from France called Clownage, that plays alt rock/hardrock. So I searched all their artists from France and have found so many other artists such as Lull(acoustic duo), Zero (hard rock) , ...anabase (rock), david(pop), fresh body shop(rock), Godon (hard rock), la curiosite tua le chat (alt rock), Lonah (rock/electronic), MITYX (alt rock), Silt (alt rock), Sortie 15 (alt rock), Sucrepop (pop). So far I have downloaded music from artists from these countries : France , Great Britain, China, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, USA, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela. You can make friends on this site as well and contact musicians.
The artists are paid money from the advertising the site does. You can donate to artists as well. This business model is the future of the music industry.


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