Thanks again for those of you who participated in our survey. Your responses were invaluable to all of us in our continued effort to make Jammit the best possible music application out there! The next few paragraphs answer some of the most common questions posed to us in the survey:
Jammit on your Device
As you know we have the public beta of Jammit for OS X well underway. Our tech team is always working hard on improvements to our existing platforms. Jammit for Windows is currently in development and should be due out in next 6-8 weeks. We know that there’s a lot of anticipation from PC users and we’d like to be able give you a more precise release date, so check back often or subscribe to our mailing list to be among the first to know when it’s ready.
The Price is Right?
There has been a lot of discussion about Jammit track pricing. Some people think that Jammit tracks should be free, right up to those who can’t believe that having access to the original multi-tracks with synchronized notation is this cheap. As much as we’d like to give away Jammit tracks for free, it costs money to bring them to you. Unlike pirated music or unauthorized notation and tabs, with Jammit we pay the rights holders’ royalties for every song that you buy. To assure that you are getting the most accurate notation possible, our scores are done in-house by our world-class transcription department so that you get your money’s worth.
When Will My Favorite Songs be Available on Jammit?
There are so many songs under so many genres of music that we’d love to have on the Jammit platform. We are a young company that is racing to keep up with the demand for Jammit song requests – as our company grows, so does our catalog. There is considerable cost and labor to bring you each and every song that appears in the Jammit store. Licensing (publisher, label and artist approval), original master retrieval, mix re-creation and formatting, transcribing all of the isolated parts and final authoring are just a few of the tasks that happen for each song. The bottom line: the more successful Jammit is, the more songs we can offer. Having said that, please continue to send in your song requests, as we’d like to prioritize the songs that you want the most.
Isolate the Bagpipes
As Jammit expands, we look forward to including all instruments and not just restricting our repertoire to just guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. We’re just getting started over here – give us a bit of time and I think you’ll be surprised at what we can offer you.
What Do the Artists Get?
The artists who are featured on Jammit are paid royalties for every song that we sell. We’re proud that the artist gets paid a rate that is higher than what they get for selling songs on iTunes. We have strong relationships with many of the artists that are featured on Jammit and we are very adamant about making sure that rights holders are properly treated.
U of Jammit
We’ve received a lot of interest from music teachers. Not only do we see Jammit as a good supplement to any music lessons that a person may be taking but we also feel that Jammit could be very easily integrated into the lessons themselves. We invite music educators to try Jammit and give us any input that may make this an even more effective teaching tool.
The Future of Jammit
Many people have been asking: what’s next for Jammit? We could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you. Seriously, though, there are several very exciting features and partnerships that we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks, so stay glued to Jammit.com for details as they unfold.