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Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Mobile |

The apps Jamendo: Free music for your smartphone

The apps Jamendo: Free music for your smartphone

We all know the wonderful music community Jamendo , the first platform to put their songs online for anyone to listen or download freely under a license. is currently the largest site that offers free unlimited music distribution for artists to share their music, without advertising or subscriptions.

If they knew this is not only a good time to do it, but they will find a good choice of way to put music legally on your smartphone and new artists have songs in your headphones every day. More than 27,000 bands, 55,000 albums and 350,000 tracks of music to always have in your pocket.

Jamendo has just released an update to its app that is not limited to a facelift but the technical architecture of the site was revised and tuning for greater flexibility. Added several improvements: a new player, 10 extra channels and radio paging system improved, but also changes that are not seen with the naked eye and are quite important:

  • fluency in the application
  • more accurate results in searches
  • HTML5 player with playlist and list of past issues heard

One of the changes from the first version of this app is fundamental: now you can continue running in the background, so we can still use the phone while listening to music.

With all that, Jamendo has achieved a solid app that offers a selection of free music, with option to select for top tracks, top albums or top artists, plus a series of radios sorted by genre: lounge, rock, electro, hip hop, world, jazz, classical, pop, singer and “best of Jamendo”.

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When you select an item, the application offers the possibility to listen to the Apple TV, as well as over the phone.

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An interesting option is to allow the favorites because of listing with our artists and albums from the Jamendo website then we will hear from the mobile. Also from the smartphone can do other custom list with themes that add a star as you discovered. Searches have been improved and yield results by artist, album or theme.

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Obviously we will not find on Jamendo to Lady Gaga or The Beatles, but it is an ideal platform for finding bands we like and discovering new music constantly. It is, at once, a good way to support a system that allows a fair and direct artists who choose to use free licenses to make their music available to anyone with Internet access.

I was doing testing on an iPhone and the screenshots are for this phone, but other than iOS , the Jamendo app is also available for Android and BlackBerry .

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