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

Pilot Eleven is a British netlabel that often swings its way towards also being a podcast about Creative Commons music. I found out about it last year, because of Netlabel Day and I was ever since quite intrigued with their work.  This week, I sat down to talk to Graeme Gill, who is the person behind Pilot Eleven to find out a bit more about the project’s past, present and future. Of course, we also talked about music.

Our Pilot Eleven special is also an experimental approach to the show. Hope you like it.

Drey Grade – Rubha Hunish Reimagining (Mermaids and Seals) // CC BY-SA
Distilled Logic – Black Hole a Disintegrating Mirror // CC BY-NC-ND
Linden Pomeroy – Festival of Red Leaves // CC BY-SA
Drey Grade – Underground Car Park With Rain Twon Attic With Rain // CC BY
Drey Grade – Railings At Kilt Rock // CC BY
Susan Matthews – A Room of Lights // CC BY-NC-ND
Dallas Simpson – Gibraltar Point Car Park Windscape (vignette) // CC BY
Silo Portem – Cavernous Foundry // CC BY-NC-ND
Distilled Logic – Reflections on Space // CC BY-NC-ND
Drey Grade – Byron Arrives // CC BY

On this week’s show we wandered between some of our favourite old picks, which somehow ended up on a session full of melancholic vibes. On top of the carefully picked music, we also premiered a brand new feature dedicated to works in the public domain called “All Aboard“. The feature will be available for separate download soon.

Last but not least, a very important message: our friends at Free Music Archive are running a fundraiser to help them support the bandwidth costs of hosting so much amazing music. If you can, by all means do make a donation. If you’re particularly generous, you can grab one of some merch, like their newest t-shirts (and they look proper swish).

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Pop Booth – Corners [Broque] // CC BY-NC-ND
Hip Nothings – California [Test Tube] // CC BY-NC-ND
Queridas – Creyente [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-ND
MAKUTA – Remind Me to Forget (You) [bumpfoot] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tiago Sousa – The Writer [Resting Bell] // CC BY-NC-ND
Plaistow – Stase Psychique [Insub] // CC BY-NC-ND
Bluebridge Quartet – Spektrum [Aerotone] // CC BY-SA
Weigl & Hoffmann – The Grass Is Greener (Gate-Zero remix) [iD.Eology]  // CC BY-NC-ND
Bosques de Mi Mente – Hermana *
Susan Matthews – The Road From Veliko (part one) [Pilot Eleven] // CC BY-NC-ND
Rom Com – Astronaut [FMA] // CC BY-SA

*Following the author’s request, this track is no longer available under CC.