WMP is finally back and what a way to start this fourth season! This week, I talked to Diego Naranjo, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi, to know more about the copyright reform that is still in the making in the EU. EDRi (European Digital Rights) is an association of civil and human rights organizations that advocates for the protection of our rights and freedoms online. On top of working directly with high instances in the EU, they also work in public campaigns, providing ordinary citizens with tools to engage with policy making, such as the Save the Meme website and The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright workshop (happening in Lisbon, Slovenia and Hungary later this year).

On the music side of things, the celebration was on in big style for this year’s Netlabel Day. With more than 200 free records out on July 14th, I picked some of my favourites of 2017 to showcase how inspiring the initiative has been.

Lasers – Amsterdam [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Fog Lake – Push [FMA] // CC BY
Go Ask Alice – The Shout [La bèl netlabel] // CC BY-SA
Michael Keefe – Reality (Feat. Travis Paul) [Amblis Records] // CC BY-NC
Nüman – Sin título [Sólo le Pido a Dior] // CC BY-NC-SA
Bottlesmoker – East Indies (feat. Kronutz) [Yes No Wave Music] // CC BY-NC
Knit – A Good Chance [Z Tapes] // CC BY
Moki McFly – Zeta [mahorka] // CC BY-NC

All the songs from “Where The Sidewalk Ends” by Roger Plexico have been used as background music for the interview. Tracks available under a  CC BY-NC-SA licence; download on Bandcamp or FMA.

 

This week we dive into yet another music-only session! From hip-hop to post-rock, from new music to great throwbacks, this episode come jam-packed with amazing tunes to suit all your needs. This episode also marks the beginning of a new feature called “Starfrosch Hot Track of the Week“, which is a collaboration with Starfrosch. If you want to know more about their Creative Commons chart, make sure you listen to our interview with Markus Koeller.

The Impossebulls – No Country for Old Men [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA
Severin – I Really Adore You [Needle Drop Co.] // CC BY-NC
waterpistol – The Look You’re Giving Me [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-ND
Monkey Warhol – Waiting [FMA] // CC BY
Ziegler Co. – Clarity [Foof Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
*meltycanon – Romeo [Soundcloud] // CC BY-NC-SA
ALMUNIA – Nisida Shores [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Fodiator – Fodi Scope [Southern City’s Lab] // CC BY-NC-SA
VUKOVAR – The Three Shades [Vulpiano Records] // CC BY-NC-ND
As Above So Below – Exile [Enough Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Time.Space.Repeat – World Awake [Lost Children] // CC BY-NC-ND
Hermelin – …Sharp Teeth [FMA] // CC BY-NC-SA

 

After two very special episodes, today we go back to a full music session. We have bedroom pop and undiscovered netlabels, as well as some older loves.

As my dissertation is coming to an end, I will continue to release new epiosdes of White Market Podcast on a weekly basis. I have a few interviews and features planned, and I still have a White Market in Context I’d like to share about the show in relation to its community. For now, I would like to express my tremendous gratitude towards all the interviewees in this season (so far), to Soundart Radio and Diane Gray for their immense help with the radio broadcast side of it, and, of course, to all the artists and labels that keep releasing their music under Creative Commons.

beat.dowsing – Knowns [Self-Published] // CC BY-NC-SA
Dimitri Palikaris – Black Hole [Phonocake] // CC BY-NC-ND
Broke for Free – tabulasa [Soundcloud] // CC BY
Taseh – Caramella Peak [Monster Jinx / FMA] // CC BY-NC-SA
Luz Safari – Tour [Fax Records] // CC BY-ND
Safir Nòu – Land-Escape [La bèl] // CC BY-NC-SA
bedbug – forgetting what its like to feel bad <3 [Z Tapes] // CC BY
moving in – strawberry [Z Tapes] // CC BY
Omar – Pescoço de Túlipa [Lixo Records] // CC BY-NC
waterpistol – blue waters [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-SA
Small Colin – You & I Will Be [Rec72] // CC BY-SA
Indian Wells – Racquets [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA

 

 

 

 

With great records and amazing throwbacks, this week’s session was all about free music. We visited some of the best (in)active netlabels, played some records that were just sort ot out of the press and heard songs in Swedish, Ukrainian and Spanish. This on top of the usual English-sung tracks, of course. This was also a particularly rich session in terms of music genres, as we covered a hand-full of them: indie, rock, pop, house and even tango.

Youthless – The Beasts [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tobias Borelius – Bokslut [23 Seconds] // CC BY-NC-ND
Strawberry Blonde – Young Days [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-ND
The Mythics – Love Me Like You [The Beehive Recording Company] // CC BY-NC-ND
Amanda Palmer – Smile (Pictures or It Didn’t Happen) [Self-published] // CC BY-NC-SA
Neon NiteClub – Fly [Jamendo] // CC BY
Mike B. Fort – The Summer Is Gone [FMA] // CC BY
Sykt Barn – Solemn Vigil [Mars Melons] // CC BY-NC
Crossworlds – Rain [Southern City’s Lab] // CC BY-NC-SA
Rowan Box –  Diverdance [M.I.S.T. Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Push Against New Fakes – Let Me Drown [Stato Ellectrico] // CC BY-NC-ND
LAKEY INSPIRED – Memories With You [Soundcloud] // CC BY-NC-SA
Ancient Lasers – When Are We [Clinical Archives] // CC BY-NC-ND
Veronica Bozko – Nostalgias [Casa Rara] // CC BY-NC-SA

.: Photo by Daniel Go :. CC BY-NC

Following this week’s amazing weather, we decided to have a session celebrating summer with some warm songs. Ironically, it started to pour just before the show started. Either way, I decided to go with the flow and the heat was definitely on during this session.

AZUpubschool – Good Night Girl (feat. KOSMO KAT) [Maltine Records]
The Grammar Club – Plastic Submarine [Bandcamp]
Nine Inch Nails – Echoplex [FMA]
Plastic Flowers – Lucy [Bad Panda Records / FMA]
Arcade Island – Refugee [Clinical Archives / Archive.org]
Stereoshape – That’s the spirit [iD.Eology]
cultureculture – Baby Blue [FMA / Bandcamp]
Taseh – Love of a Neon Girl [Monster Jinx]
The Warhorse – Grimme-Rib (feat. Eric Wysocki) [Bandcamp]
Just Plain Ant – The Day has begun [blocSonic]
The Incognito Traveller – Chaleur [Discos Konfort / Archive.org]
T Bird and The Breaks – Is There Any Love? (Out of the Rain) [Bandcamp]
Multi-Panel – August [Test Tube]
kujyaku – aquarium in the sky [otoginomori]

.: Photo by Darren Flinders :. CC-NC-SA