Jamendo is a wonderful website where artists can share their music and fans can listen all for free. The music featured is all released under various Creative Commons licenses and so it is free to use and listen to, burn it onto a CD (if people still do that?), put it on your music device and take it on the go, or cut it up and use it in your own works like a podcast. In cases where there may otherwise be a license conflict, for example if you are advertising in your podcast or not releasing it under the same license as the music, Jamendo even facilitates buying a commercial license for yours needs. Sure these features make it attractive for content creators looking for some free background music but none of this is where Jamendo really shines. It shines in just how good of an experience it is to find and listen to new music.
From fostering different music communities, putting together nice playlists or featuring new music Jamendo always has something new to discover.
A few quick stats about Jamendo taken straight from their website:
- A wide catalog of more than 500,000 tracks
- More than 40,000 artists
- Over 150 countries
You can find Jamendo’s website at https://www.jamendo.com.