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    Laura

    Hello Matiblo,

    The tantieme you are referring to is actually the german term for royalties. For the use of a musical work, privately or professionally such royalties have to be paid to the artist(s). Note: the artist does not need to pay royalties but receives royalties.

    Those royalties are usually paid to a collecting society (like GEMA in Germany). Artists on Jamendo are not registered with such a collecting society. This however does not necessarily mean that the works are free of royalties.

    On our Music platform (www.jamendo.com) all tracks are available for free for private use under Creative Commons (an alternative model to the classical royalties - more info here).

    For a commercial use, you can acquire licenses on our professional platform (licensing.jamendo.com). The royalties are here directly paid by Jamendo to the artist, without the intermediary of a collecting society. This means that we can offer lower prices and artists can earn a proportionally higher share for their music.

    I hope this could give you a basic overview of the tantieme/royalties.

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

    Best, Laura

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