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All About Jazz Tops 7 Million MP3 Downloads

Published: 2011-09-14
All About Jazz recently topped 7,000,000 free MP3 downloads.

Since its inception in 2005, the All About Jazz Download Center has averaged over one million MP3 downloads annually through its MP3 Download of the Day program. The service is free to musicians and readers and it continues to be one of the most active sections at AAJ over the last six years.

“Download of the Day was popular from the outset, but it has really come into its own more recently thanks to the efforts of Dave Sumner, AAJ's new Download of the Day editor. Dave has done a fantastic job with musician outreach and spreading the word about this terrific opportunity for musicians and record labels. He has also more tightly integrated the download of the day schedule with AAJ editorial," says Michael Ricci, All About Jazz's founder and publisher.

Adds Sumner, “focusing my attention on jazz in the present tense has been one of the most rewarding music decisions I've ever made. I'm thrilled at the opportunity, through the Download of the Day, to help spotlight some of the great jazz being recorded today. It's an exciting time to be a jazz fan and I hope to give AAJ readers further evidence of it one day at a time."

Download a dozen of our recently featured MP3s!

Publisher's Picks


Avishai Cohen
Seven Seas

Chris Dingman
Clear the Rain

Michael Simon
New York Encounter

Jacob Karlzon 3
The Big Picture

Bill Frisell
1968

Travis Sullivan
Jamia's Dance


Editor's Picks


Kekko Fornarelli
Room of Mirrors

Will Collier Septet
Those Who Wait

Rafal Sarnecki
Bucaramanga

Bram Weijters
What Did I Say?

Paul Lieberman
Azul No Verde E Amarelo

Chris Schlarb
White Dove in the Psychic Temple


Some of our featured artists and bands

AAJ has offered a free daily download since November 2005 from artists spanning all genres of jazz including Bill Frisell, Gary Burton, Brian Blade, Matthew Shipp, Jon Hassell, Kenny Garrett, Dave Holland, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Aaron Parks, Terence Blanchard, Craig Taborn, Mike Moreno, Cuong Vu, SF Jazz Collective, Ted Nash, Mingus Big Band, Exploding Star Orchestra, David Weiss, Bob Mintzer, Microscopic Septet, Roseanna Vitro, Ben Allison, Greg Tardy, Ingrid Jensen, John McNeil, Wycliffe Gordon, Mario Pavone, Scott Kinsey, Matt Jorgensen, Charlie Hunter, Erik Friedlander, Maria Schneider, Rez Abbasi, Matthew Shipp, Avishai Cohen, Paul Bollenback, Wayne Horvitz, Joel Harrison, John Ellis, Christian McBride, George Colligan, Club d'Elf, Jeremy Pelt, Vic Juris, Hiromi, Jonathan Kreisberg, Eddie Gomez, Monty Alexander, Either/Orchestra, Moutin Reunion Quartet, Tommy Smith, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Alan Pasqua, Jenny Scheinman, Roberto Magris, Ken Vandermark, Dave Stryker, Bill Carrothers, Chris Dingman, Bob Brookmeyer, Marc Copland, Mark Egan, Charles Gayle, Donald Harrison, Phil Woods, Joe Locke, Scott Amendola, Claudio Roditi, Eddie Daniels, Steve Coleman and many more.

Download a Free MP3!

Readers can download MP3s from nearly 80 download pages, from a musician's profile page (example), from an event page, article page, news page or by searching for top downloads.

If you're a musician, this is one of the most effective ways to spread the word about your music and drive traffic to a retail page. Submit a track for consideration today.


Place AAJ's Download of the Day Widget on your website or blog.

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