In the early years of the new millennium, there was a limited set of options for anyone who wanted to enjoy music online: downloading illegally from P2P file-sharing services, or spending money on digital downloads that you could only use on one specific device.
In the rise of more permissive models and movements such as Open Source and the FreeCulture Movement, new ideas on how to digitally share creative works came to life. Creative Commons brought an alternative to the automatic “all-rights reserved” copyright, eventually leading a small group of people in Luxembourg to found in 2004 the pioneering website Jamendo.com, the first platform to legally share music for free from any creator under Creative Commons licenses.
Jamendo is all about connecting musicians and music lovers from all over the world. Our goal is to bring together a worldwide community of independent music, creating experience and value around it.
On Jamendo Music, you can enjoy a wide catalog of more than 500,000 tracks shared by 40,000 artists from over 150 countries all over the world. You can stream all the music for free, download it and support the artist: become a music explorer and be a part of a great discovery experience!
Jamendo’s mission is to offer the perfect platform for all independent artists wishing to share their creations as easily as possible, reaching new audiences internationally. Our philosophy is that any artist in the world is entitled to share his music and should have a chance to be heard by a greater number of people around the world.
We also believe that any artist should benefit from sharing their music. That’s why we help artists make money by licensing their songs for commercial use. Thanks to Jamendo Licensing, we answer the needs of anyone searching for any style of music to be used immediately in a film, a TV program, a commercial, an online video or as background music for commercial space; all at a fair price. With such use of their songs, artists find new sources of revenue while getting wider exposure.
Jamendo is a whole world of music to discover. Come and enjoy the best of the independent music community, use it, or contribute to it!