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Jamendo reaches 20,000 albums

Mike Linksvayer, May 25th, 2009

Congratulations to Jamendo:

20,000 albums? We can hardly believe it!

Well, it seems like just a few months ago we were celebrating 10,000 albums published on jamendo and this weekend we passed the 20,000 album mark!

Actually, it was 11 months ago to be precise. Look at it this way and you’ll understand why we’re the first to be impressed with the figures: it will have taken jamendo 3 years to gather 10,000 albums, and then just under one year later, that number has doubled!

It’s pretty safe to say we’re going strong. And even safer to say it’s all thanks to you: artists, members and everyone contributing to spread the word of free music!

You can see those 20,000 albums broken down by license at jamendo.com/creativecommons.

Speaking of “we can hardly believe it” and collections of CC licensed media, I recently noticed a post on this blog from 2005:

We’re also happy to see growth at Flickr has gone way beyond our expectations to nearly 1.5 million photos licensed for reuse.

Two months ago Flickr reached 100 million CC licensed photos.

Congratulations to Jamendo and may today’s surprise only hint at an astounding future.

8 Responses to “Jamendo reaches 20,000 albums”

  1. I’ve just read an as yet unwritten post from an as yet unpublished blog from August 2042:

    “Congratulations to South Mars on retaining the System Cup for the third year running. Is it finally time for the Earth and Moon to swallow their pride and team up for a crack at the holders? The combination of high bone density and lo-grav experience would be hard to beat.

    In other news, Creative Commons today recorded its six billionth licence holder and Jamendo Corp unveiled the latest model of its popular cranial-audio uplink.”

    ;)

  2. specnaz says:

    … and to be honest – 90% of them is crap

  3. specnaz, you’re not adding anything here. It’s well known that 90% of everything is crap, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon%27s_law :)

    That said I’ve listened to hundreds of the albums available on Jamendo and have had a much better than 10% rate of finding ones I like — feels like similar to what I experience previewing CDs of artists I haven’t heard of before at a record shop — released by a significant label, but still mostly crap. For artists I know (and like), of course the hit rate is much, much better. Fortunately there are now several of those artists on Jamendo.

  4. I shall continue this debate, noting Sturgeon’s Law and being well aware that this thread has reached the heady number of four posts and thus runs the risk of encountering Godwin’s Law,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

    merely to mention that if 90% of 20,000 albums are bad then 10% must be good, or at least not bad. That’s 2,000 good albums…

  5. gurdonark says:

    Jamendo succeeds in creating a platform for people to share music with one another. We’ve moved from a music culture in which music is handed to us “from on high” by large corporations and “vetted” for us by magazine writers centered in a very few cities. We’ve entered instead a new time when music can be liberated into the marketplace of ideas—to be lost in the crowds, or found, with miraculous results.

  6. Meratvforum says:

    I have to applaude Jamando on a wonderful idea, service, and committment to indie artists! I have six albums on Jamendo, and I’m very pleased with all that they offer. Congrats on a remarkable achievement! Bravo Jamendo!

    Sean Wright

  7. Asian Tv says:

    I have to applaude Jamando on a wonderful idea, service, and committment to indie artists! I have six albums on Jamendo, and I’m very pleased with all that they offer. Congrats on a remarkable achievement! Bravo Jamendo!

  8. Uth Video says:

    I have to applaude Jamando on a wonderful idea, service, and committment to indie artists! I have six albums on Jamendo, and I’m very pleased with all that they offer. Congrats on a remarkable achievement! Bravo Jamendo!

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