Last month, Jamendo PRO and the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) announced a new partnership that will bring Jamendo PRO’s vast catalog of CC-licensed music to IH&RA members for use as background music.
IH&RA members comprise around 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants, making this an incredible case study for how CC-licensed content can be monetized on a large scale. Artists that distribute their music through Jamendo PRO will receive half of the revenue generated from the licensing – these are the same artists who use Jamendo, the open music sharing site, to distribute CC-licensed recordings for free to the public under CC-licenses of their choosing.
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Jamendo, the CC-only music store and community has launched Jamendo Pro for those seeking commercial music:
Jamendo pro offers event organizers an alternative to collective rights societies (ASCAP, MCPS, SOCAN…), which allows you to save the fees they apply, while enjoying a quality music catalog available by online streaming.
Jamendo will also provide you with a certificate guaranteeing you do not have to pay any copyright fees. Check out the the respective pages for background music, public event music, music for audiovisual works, and music for websites and blogs.
From CC Luxembourg:
where they’ll be introducing the principles of Creative Commons and opening a discussion about the licensing system.
Afterward, musicheads may find time to talk to the Luxembourgish music company about its recent release, Jamendo pro, a truly innovative service offering “original and quality music with competitive prices” for use as background music in public places, events, or as soundtracks for audiovisual works or websites.
Confirm your attendance for Wed., Jan 28, to find out more about CC Luxembourg, Jamendo, and their legal, affordable alternative to collecting societies.
Image: “The Juggler II” by Helico, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.