Marten Jansen Rock Music

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Hefty fee

Hefty is the fee iTunes charges for downloads that are over 10 minutes long, a whopping $9.99. To change that, I’d have to file a request with my aggregator and have done so many times before, but at some point I got bored with the routine, and figured that people can buy the download for $0.99 at other sites just as easily.



See This from Above (Feat. TheMo)

I can be very absent-minded. On my art site I misnamed a painting and on the download and streaming sites a song.

Now I’ve done it. Keen observers have noticed my collaboration with TheMo, but on See This from Above (out 16 Feb) I forgot to credit him. Forgot, yes, because I’m an absent-minded son of a fuzz pedal.

Keen observers recognize TheMo’s handiwork in the beginning of the song. I need to say no more….

TheMo said:

Man don’t worry about it! I don’t care about credits!

Can you believe that? A very gifted musician and a generous and modest person.

Kudos to TheMo.




I Can Hear Your Voice

Hello Music Lovers,

My new song is called “I Can Hear Your Voice” and will be released on July 16 from:

Amazon MP3

Just so that you know: I’m not making any money with this.  So far Spotify has reported one stream, the rest nothing. Of course I inquired with the music distribution sites I used, but they are just saying that the above-mentioned sites (and others) are not reporting any streams or downloads. The streaming and download sites delegate their contacts with artists to the distribution sites, so I would have to sue the former to get any information out of them. For me that would be to great of a financial risk. What exactly makes these companies release the implausible data is a question that each person is free to speculate on, and please do, but don’t feel deterred by all of this to download or stream my music.

Art is stronger than politics!


Ultra Violet

To be painfully precise, this song will be available (from June 18) from the following stores:

  • some stores, such as Spotify, may take up to two weeks longer


Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French, Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela


Austria, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.


Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and United Kingdom


United States, Canada, all of the European Union

Google Play:

United States


United States


Canada, United Kingdom, United States

MySpace Music:

Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States


Australia, Austria, Brasil, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


Germany, United Kingdom, United States


Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland


Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States


United States


Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United States