As this is our very last show of 2016, I thought it’d be cool to do a recap of White Market Podcast’s best moments of 2016. In case you haven’t listened to all the episodes, this can be sort of your guide to go back and catch up with something you might have missed and be of your interest. With 8 interviews, a couple of special features and even a mini-documentary, I’m sure there will be something up your street.

This has probably been probably the best season of White Market Podcast so far. Since July, I have celebrated the 25th anniversary of Linux and the 2nd edition of Netlabel Day, I have talked to netlabel managers and representatives of different institutions linked to free music and free culture, and, of course, I talked a lot about copyright. However, the big learning curve happened mainly due to our guests, so I decided to highlight them all, as sort of an appreciation gesture. You can find them all on our website, along with detailed credits on background music. Here’s a a list of all the guests on the show this season in order of appearance on this week’s show.

Oh, and since it’s Christmas time, I also played the holiday tune of the season. Merry Xmas, everyone!

Donnie Ozone – Christmas Shopping at the Dollar Store [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA

On this week’s show, we had the pleasure to talk to Alex Lungu from Copy-Me. Copy-Me is a platform that tries to debunk myths around copying… So, they talk a lot about issues such as copyright, remixing, creativity and so on. The project started as a webseries and was crowdfunded on Indiegogo. Now, Copy-Me is a hub of knowledge and creative resources related to said topics. Much like White Market Podcast, because copyright is such a complex issue, they often delve into parallel themes, such as piracy and web surveillance.

Following the current transformation of White Market into a syndication platform for community radio stations, the interview is also available for download as a standalone piece (two parts), in both WAV and MP3. You can find extra details about the content on each part and extra credits here.

Arrow & Olive – My Place [Jamendo] // CC BY-SA
Hajime Kaneda – Irony (feat ナトリネ) [Tanukineiri Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tromchessar – Cupidum Memorias [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
Broke for Free – Night Owl [FMA] // CC-BY
The New Geometry – Brothers by Light [Enough Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Damare – Constant [bumpfoot] // CC BY-NC-SA
Dragão Inkomodo – A chuva lá fora, a rua desperta [ZigurArtists] // CC BY-NC-SA
P.SUS – Can’t Stop (feat. Lunagram) [Dusted Wax Kingdom] // CC BY-NC-ND