After many technical difficulties, a lot of travelling and a week of unstoppable rain in the North East of England, the show is finally online. Being very honest, I would have liked it to have some extra content, but it was impossible after a series of unfortunate events. In a near future there’s still a European Commons Assembly special to come and a Europeana special as well!

For now, here’s this week’s free music mix for you.

François – Bem-Vindo [Sólo Le Pido A Dior] // CC BY-NC-SA
Matt Kelly – 4 U (Single version) [Soundcloud] // CC BY
Husky – I’ll be there for you [Soundcloud] // CC BY
Vinze is Dead – Annexagone (What runs away never returns) [Kahvi] // CC BY-NC-ND
Max Jahn – Satellite Circus [Broque] // CC BY-NC-ND
Rag and Bones – Paralyzed [Jamendo] // CC BY-SA
The Homeless Kids – Broadcast [FMA] // CC BY-NC-SA
* She-Wolf – Circles [FMA] // CC BY-NC-SA
Themed Restaurant – All the time [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
Woodland Associates – Cheap Date [Advanced Materials] // CC BY-NC
Alex – Disconnect (feat. ducket) [CC Mixter] // CC BY-NC

*Starfrosch Hot Track of The Week

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 mentioning the project several times on the show (and on the blog as well!), this week, I finally had the pleasure of talking to Markus Koller, the person behind the wonderful Starfrosch. Starfrosch is a Switzerland-based project that runs simultaneously as a podcast, a blog, an automated radio playlist and, last but definitely not least, as a Hot100 chart for Creative Commons music.

Markus is a pioneer of Creative Commons music, having been an active member of the community for more than a decade now. So, it didn’t come as a surprise to find out that he knows quite a lot about the licences and some of the issues major CC music sharing platforms have. On top of that, we also talked about how he developed the website and the project over the years, and some of his own favourite music genres and platforms.

Starfrosch is currently looking for bloggers who are into the most mainstream side of Creative Commons music to help them keep their blog alive and fresh.

Let’s Eat Grandma – Deep Six Textbook [FMA] // CC BY-NC-ND
Francis and The Lights – See Her Out [Soundcloud] // CC BY-NC-SA
Starover – A Flower in Space [Needle Drop Co.] // CC BY-NC
Starfrosch – Serie3 [Real Audio] // CC BY-NC-NDJavier Gómez Bello – Palabras [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-SA
Wowa & eckskwisit – Just Cool – [Wowa Music via Soundcloud] // CC-0

As background music for interview, you can find all the tracks of Circus Marcus album “Kalimba Session 2016-05-07“; all tracks available under CC BY-NC.

This week, White Market Podcast steps on the dance floor with classy beats and groovy bass lines. Between hip-hop, house and even a bit of drum ‘n’ bass, there’s a bit for almost every dance move set.

Cheese N Pot C – Home Base (feat. Long John) [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA
Mokhov – Midnight Love [Dusted Wax Kingdom] // CC BY-NC-ND
Astronaut – Nobody Knows [Monofonicos] // CC BY-NC-SA
Miami Slice – Cloud Nine [FMA] // CC BY-NC-ND
Ramón León – Yeah [Plain Productions] // CC BY-NC-ND
Phish Funk & Dave Kent – Hold On [Toucan Music] // CC BY-NC
Dany F – Casiandó [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC
Self-Help – O Ella Me Llama [Cassette Blog] // CC BY-NC-SA
Sunsplash – Delfines [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
SWIM – We Are Young [Soundcloud] // CC BY-NC-SA
Neon Niteclub – I Want You [Jamendo] // CC BY-SA
Chump Change – Footage [Yarn Audio] // CC BY

.: Photo by Ewan Topping :. CC BY

This week, I had the chance to talk to Maarten Zeinstra, from Amsterdam-based think tank Kennisland, to find out more about the project Copyright Exceptions. We already know copyright law is particularly complex, but things do get even more confusing once you look at the different regulations each one of the 28 European Union countries has.

On a completely different side note, I would like to thank to Starfrosch and Musique Libre for helping me out in finding the CC licence of This Mess is Mine release, which allowed me to play it on the show. They are both great resources if you’re into Creative Commons music, so make sure you check them out.

Bembe Segue – Safa Solo [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-ND
Maxwell Powers – After All You Say [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA
Nick Vivid – Nothing’s Sacred Anymore [FMA] // CC BY-NC-ND
Alpha Brutal – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright [Bandcamp] // CC BY-SA
wecollectskies – Last Word of Home [Lost Children] // CC BY-NC-ND
The Dandelion Council – Starry Nights in the Geodome [Archaic Horizon] // CC BY-NC-ND
Heskin Radiophonic – The Suffolk Owl [Fwonk*] // CC BY-NC-SA
This Mess Is Mine – Picture Postcard [Aerotone] // CC BY-NC-SA
Janina & James – Good Man [Foof Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
IZE – stick around [Z Tapes] // CC BY
ISRA – Truthtellers [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC
Jon Luc Hefferman – Upbeat [Needle Drop Co] // CC BY-NC

The interview includes the following tracks as background music: “Clocks“, “Vacuum” and “Solitude” all by Jahzzar and available under CC BY-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

 

 

 

 

Following the reveal of the EU Copyright Reform Proposal, this show had to feature it. The text is a disappointment, but there’s still a lot that can be done to make it change. The piece is available for separate download in a variety of formats, so make sure you share it, remix it, use it for whatever you need, just spread the word!

We also went aboard the public domain ship, once again, and found a bit more about “The Little Prince”. Last but not the least, we brought you more than a handful of awesome free tracks – most of them with permissions for remixing.

You might have noticed that the podcast was only made available a few days later than usual. That’s because our slot on Spark Sunderland has moved to Sundays at 9pm.

Randy Hobbs – Loving You [OMEAC Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
cultureculture – Ashton Kuther, Come Back [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
mus.hiba – hitomi (feat. Abigail Press) [Bunkai-Kei] // CC BY-NC-SA
Jahzzar – Vault [FMA] // CC BY-SA
Alex Finch – Because You Hold Me Tight [Needle Drop Co.] // CC BY-NC-SA
Sax on the Road – Mouraria Music Club [ZigurArtists] // CC BY-NC-SA
Chicocorrea – Zum Zum [Cassette Blog] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tab & Anitek – ToyNBee [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-ND
Jasmine Jordan – Smile [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-ND
Ziegler Co. – Waking Up At Sunset [Foof Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
notforme! – These Words Are Now Colours [Southern City’s Lab] // CC BY-NC-SA


.: Photo by Dennis Skley :. CC BY-ND

This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Jonas Öberg, Executive Director of Free Software Foundation Europe. Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is an organisation that advocates for the right of users to control technology, which can be achieved by using free software. On top of taking about FSFE’s work and its 15th anniversary (yeay!), we also talked a bit about FSFE Summit 2016, and exciting gathering happening this weekend in Berlin.

As if all this was not enough, on this episode, there was also time for some of the finest free music out there.

Marie Louise – jazz, chill, summer, loner, loner livin’, vibes, lofi, vibin, beats, – Eyes [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
Stray – Verão [Monster Jinx] // CC BY-NC-SA
The Impossebulls – Revolution 88 (Parts 1, 2 & 3) [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tifu – Flores [coletivomarte] // CC BY-NC-SA
DU3normal feat. Babystep – Step It Up [LibreCommeLair] // CC BY-NC-ND
Tyler Twombly – Club [FMA] // CC BY
Arrow & Olive – Black & White [Jamendo] // CC BY-SA
Josh Woodward – Show Me [FMA] // CC BY
Polyphonics – Far and Away [mahorka] // CC BY-NC

Following the current transformation of White Market into a syndication platform for community radio stations, the interview is also available for download separately in a variety of formats. You can find extra details about the interview and extra credits here. If you have a community radio station and are unsure about rebroadcasting White Market Podcast content, make sure you read our FAQs.

This week, we celebrated Linux’s 25th anniversary. So, on top of the usual free music playlist, there was also a  brand new segment. For the first time ever on the show, we played a documentary.

Linux 25 – The Story of Linux” is a White Market Podcast production and it is available for free download in a variety of formats as a stand-alone piece. As usual, it is also free to share and use, as it is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike licence.

Kellee Maize – In Tune – Remix 2 (2017 brand new!) [FMA] // CC BY
Nada Funk- Novocaine [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC
Induction Effect – From the Abyss [Spacewalk 2] [Picpack] // CC BY-NC
Massimolotov – Metal Talking Artifact Box [Nostress]  // CC BY-NC-ND
NEW WIVES – Painted Face [Bandcamp] // CC BY
Bodypolitics – Mental Pollution [2419 Record Label] // CC BY-NC-SA
Björn & Gorden – Blue Light, White Heat [headphonica] // CC BY-NC-SA
Niteffect – Swt Mthr [Kreislauf] // CC BY-NC-ND
Smany – ・A・ [Bunkai-Kei] // CC BY-NC-SA
Gordo Jazz Meets Octavio – Ma Lord [Cassette Blog] // CC BY-NC-SA

This week something quite unusual happened: I featured not only one but several netlabels that I had never played on the show. Netlabels used to be quite common when I first started the show in 2008, but with services like Bandcamp and Soundcloud, they seem to have fallen a bit out of place. There are exceptions, of course, but it’s almost ironic that the Netlabel Day initiative only became a thing last year. Maybe it’s just my European perspective. In fact, if we look at South America and Japan, the movement seems to be booming and netlabels are a crucial part of the local music scenes. And that can only be a good thing.

Yunomi & nicamoq – インドア系ならトラックメイカー [Soundcloud] // CC BY-NC-SA
Rafael Aragon y El Malito – Despegate [Cassette Blog] // CC BY-NC-SA
DJ Caso – Payback [001 Records] // CC BY-NC-ND
Formula – Weebles (Featuring Dabbla) [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-ND
The Cream Canteens – Enid [Djummi] // CC BY-NC-SA
Neon Bicycles – Hard Times [Jamendo] // CC BY-NC-SA
Monarques – It’s All Over Now [Needle Drop] // CC BY-NC
Monk Turner – A Strong Foundation (Athena’s Song) [FMA] // CC BY-NC
dustmotes – Plainsong [Dusted Wax Kingdom] // CC BY-NC-ND
ykymr – Fall In Blue [La bél] // CC BY-NC-ND
E T I L E – Fourth Delights [Sólo Le Pido a Dior] // CC BY-NC-SA
Faex Optim – The Ocean Congress [Kahvi Collective] // CC BY-NC-ND
Flower Crown – Hypnausea [Flowerpot Records] // CC BY-NC-SA

.: Photo by Thomas Hawk :. CC BY-NC