Jamendo is a new model for artists to promote, publish, and be paid for their music. I've used this new service for a couple of hours only but I already like it a lot…
.. can it be because the Kryos Project are already in it?
On jamendo, the artists distribute their music under Creative Commons licenses. In a nutshell, they allow you to download, remix and share their music freely. It's a "Some rights reserved" agreement, perfectly suited for the new century.
These new rules allow jamendo to use the powerful new means of digital distribution like Peer-to-Peer networks such as BitTorrent or eMule to legally distribute albums at near-zero cost.
jamendo users can discover and share albums, but also review them or start a discussion on the forums. Albums are democratically rated based on the visitorsâ€™ reviews. If they fancy an artist they can support him by making a donation.
jamendo is the only platform that joins together :
A legal framework protecting the artists (thanks to the Creative Commons licenses).
Free, simple and quick access to the music, for everyone.
The use of the lastest Peer-to-Peer technologies
The possibility of making direct donations to the artists.
An adaptive music recommendation system based on iRATE to help listeners discover new artists based on their tastes and on other criterias such as their location.
Cite this blog post:
New Technologies and Renaissance Studies II, ed. Tassie Gniady and others, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies Series (Iter Academic Press), Dec 2014. Volume 4
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