Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Jamendo Player for Android

"Music should be free. Free as the air and the sky"
Prattchet, Terry. Soul Music.

These days big label companies and organizations like MPAA, RIAA are trying to force their laws on us, limiting our freedom. Just worth to mention: IPRED, 3-strikes or The Telecom Package ongoing battle.

Time to say NO.... and there are various ways to do so.

For over 2 moths now I have been working at Teleca Poland. More specifically, I participated in one R&D project - Jamendo Android Player, screenshot on your left :)

So what is Jamendo? Basically, it is a new way of music distribution. It protects artist copyrights instead of label's. Moreover labels are excluded from the process as distribution takes place over the internet - listeners can directly donate money to the artists if they like their music.

I sincerely hope this application will attract more people to Creative Commons - both musicians and listeners. Currently some may feel a little bit disappointed by a lack of big names in the Jamendo music catalogue. This will certainly improve over time, given more people join the community (we're over half a million already!).

Feature list available here

Friday, 15 May 2009

Android Last.fm source code released

It took some time at last.fm HQ to release the source code, but hey it's finally there :)


Now get the compiler and have fun!