EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

"Jamendo: The Heartbeat of Free Music!" Musicians and the Creative Commons

Stephen Bazen, Laurence Bouvard () and Jean-Benoit Zimmermann
Additional contact information
Laurence Bouvard: Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics) GREQAM / CNRS and EHESS, http://greqam.fr/en/users/bouvard#profile-staff

No 1447, AMSE Working Papers from Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France

Abstract: Jamendo is a website for the legal, free downloading of music. This platform of “free” online music, the biggest in the world, operates on the basis of Creative Commons licences. The survey presented here was carried out on a sample of 767 artists (solo musicians or groups) who are members of Jamendo. Our purpose in carrying out this survey was to identify as precisely as possible the characteristics of the artists present on Jamendo and the type of CC licence they choose in order to better understand the motives for their choices. To go further, the question is that of the Jamendo business model from the artists’ point of view. Does Jamendo simply represent a great opportunity for amateurs to showcase their music and win an audience? Or is Jamendo also capable of attracting professional artists, for whom earning an income from their music is essential? To put it another way, the underlying question is whether platforms like Jamendo constitute a possible alternative model for the music industry of tomorrow.

Keywords: music; intellectual property; Creative Commons; business model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2014-10, Revised 2014-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-ipr and nep-pr~
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1)

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.amse-aixmarseille.fr/sites/default/files/_dt/2012/wp_2014_-_nr_47.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: «Jamendo: The Heartbeat of Free Music!» Musicians and the Creative Commons (2014) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aim:wpaimx:1447

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in AMSE Working Papers from Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France AMU-AMSE - 5-9 Boulevard Maurice Bourdet, CS 50498 - 13205 Marseille Cedex 1. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Gregory Cornu ().

 
Page updated 2024-05-29
Handle: RePEc:aim:wpaimx:1447