You may have wondered why all the tracks available on Jamendo Music can be listened to and downloaded for free. There is one simple explanation for this: Creative Commons.
So what's Creative Commons?
Creative Commons allows creatives around the world to easily and legally share their works. It builds upon copyright to create a more equitable, accessible and innovative world. The various Creative Commons licenses allow creators to communicate which are the rights they reserve and which are the rights they freely waive to the public.
As a user, you don't have to go through hours-long of negotiations with creators to use their works. You just need to check under which Creative Commons license they've been registered and make sure to respect the conditions of this particular license. The following articles will allow you to properly understand the 6 types of Creative Commons licenses.
Creative Commons licenses aren't just for music, they can be used for any type of creative activity. If you're interested, make sure to pay them a visit on their official website.