|Format||MPEG Layer 3 (.mp3), Ogg Vorbis (.ogg)|
|Restrictions||None (content available under Creative Commons licenses, other licenses)|
|Catalogue||22000+ artists |
|Protocol||Hypertext Transfer Protocol (http://), BitTorrent|
|Features||Tags, Free downloads, Community|
Jamendo is a music website and a community of music authors.
All music on Jamendo is free to download and licensed through one of several Creative Commons licenses or the Free Art License, making it legal to copy and share, as well as to modify and make commercial use of for some, depending on the license. Jamendo allows streaming of all of its thousands of albums in either Ogg Vorbis or MP3 format, direct download links, and downloads through BitTorrent.
Jamendo was launched in January 2005.
 Site features
- Creative Commons/Free Art License licensed music
- BitTorrent for full album downloads
- Ogg Vorbis and MP3 encoded audio files
- An integrated rating and recommendation system and tops
- Tags and reviews to discover artists
- Voluntary donations to artists through PayPal
- 7 genre-specific radio streams of music from hosted artists (Jazz, Metal, Lounge, Dance/Electro, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop/Songwriting)
There are more than 42,000 albums available for download now on Jamendo. Widely varied music genres and styles include: Dance/Electro, Hip-Hop, Metal, Jazz, Lounge, Pop/Songwriting, and Rock.
Based in Luxembourg, Jamendo is multilingual. While the website was primarily in French at first, there are now complete, official versions in English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian available as well (as of November 2008).
 Business model
According to one article on Jamendo's business model, Jamendo's use of voluntary donations represents the first serious attempt for a file sharing site to provide a direct way to pay artists. In January 2007, Jamendo provided an advertising revenue sharing model for artists.
While sites such as YouTube are still implementing plans to offer artists a share of their advertising revenue, Jamendo claims to let artists keep 50% of the revenue generated, and almost 100% of the donations that Jamendo visitors give go to individual artists.
 Integration with media players
Jamendo has possibilities of integration within media players. The free software media players Rhythmbox (since version 0.9.6), Totem Movie Player, VLC media player, Songbird, Clementine and Amarok 2 already provide integration with Jamendo.
 See also
- Archive.org netlabels
- Comparison of BitTorrent sites
- List of musical works released in a stem format
- ^ http://developer.jamendo.com/en/wiki/NewDatabaseDumps
- ^ http://www.jamendo.com
- ^ Jamendo Torrents
- ^ TeleRead
- ^ Jamendo site
- ^ http://blog.jamendo.com/2010/04/09/jamendo-catches-up-with-musicmatic/
- ^ Sylvain Zimmer in "Les enfant du web" podcast #62 on Oxyradio http://www.oxyradio.net/podcast-163.html - 17th may 2010
- ^ http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/514-Jamendo-downloads-now-working.html
- Jamendo, a business model that works by Robert Nagle.
- Jamendo Publishes their 10,000th CC-Licensed Album Cameron Parkins, June 20, 2008
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- Jamendo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia