Jarre to the Guardian: ‘Artists are the collateral damage of the tech giants’

Jean Michel Jarre has called on music artists to work with the world’s most powerful technology companies, urging them to explore new ways of making money for their work. “We are the people creating the future – not manufacturers of computers or cables. We are the extraordinary,” Jarre told the Guardian. “[The lack of enforcement of] intellectual property is not just a problem for artists … Continue reading Jarre to the Guardian: ‘Artists are the collateral damage of the tech giants’

Jean Michel Jarre talks ‘fair share for creators’ at Midem (February, 3rd 2014)

Jean Michel Jarre is both musician and president of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC), and as such, has a view or two on digital music and its impact on artists and songwriters. He took to the Midem stage this afternoon for a session titled “Fair Share for Creators” to share some of those views, in an interview conducted by Music Week’s … Continue reading Jean Michel Jarre talks ‘fair share for creators’ at Midem (February, 3rd 2014)

Jean Michel Jarre in Midem Talks in February 2014

Paris, Tuesday 19 November 2013 – Jean Michel Jarre will top-line Midem Talks 2014, joining key music industry players as they tackle this year’s main theme: “Back to Growth? Make it Sustainable!” A pioneer of electronic music, Jarre has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide in a career spanning four decades, and has staged many superlative live performances against iconic backdrops such as the … Continue reading Jean Michel Jarre in Midem Talks in February 2014

J-M Jarre: ‘Kafkaesque’ EU ignores world culture (09.25.2013)


Culture today is more than ever a key to sustainable development, says Jean-Michel Jarre, who is goodwill ambassador of UNESCO. The musician regrets that “the administrative monster” of Europe culture relegates to the background. He paid tribute to France to promote “cultural exception” on a universal scale.

Hello Jean-Michel Jarre. Needs no introduction to you. Two words for me, I just Eastern Europe and many of my contemporaries the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jean Michel Jarre has changed our lives. You accelerated the fall of the Berlin Wall. Are you aware?
I was conscious afterwards. Because when we do things we do not realize that by definition of the impact they may have. It is true that, from the beginning of my work, I’ve had letters that came from Eastern Europe, the countries of the East who experienced the Soviet dictatorship, letters that have affected me much and encouraged. That is to say that my music was perceived from the outset as a symbol of escape, freedom, banned in countries on the other side of the wall, especially in Russia, Soviet Union. This gave extra meaning to my work as designer and musician. And from the outset, I have developed personal relationships with a number of countries, with Bulgaria, which was one of the first countries where people have sent me letters of encouragement. Paradoxically, as well as in my own country. This is something that has obviously touched me, part of my DNA somehow.

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Interview to Billboard (July, 2013)

Jean Michel Jarre has a lot on his plate, and that’s just the way he likes it. The French electronic music pioneer is working on two album projects, there’s an outdoor show to plan for next month, a tour on the horizon and he’s just settling in to his new role well-away from the studio — as president of authors and composers society CISAC. Remarkably, … Continue reading Interview to Billboard (July, 2013)

Jean Michel Jarre Interview by The Music Network magazine (July 2013)

Jean Michel Jarre was interviewed by The Music Network this week. He speaks CISAC, author rights, about his two new albums and Perth, Australia concert. Extract: I’m working on two different album projects. I’m recording my next album, and the other is a special project on the Internet. My main project album, I’m recording it to be ready for the end of the year. And … Continue reading Jean Michel Jarre Interview by The Music Network magazine (July 2013)