This week, I had the opportunity to talk to Joris Pekel, Community Coordinator for Cultural Heritage at Europeana. On top of talking about their wider work of making artworks and cultural piece from all over Europe accessible to the public online. During the interview, we also talked about the Europeana Sounds Conference 2016, their Policy Recommendations for improving online access to audio and audio-related heritage in Europe and their brand new page on Soundcloud.

On a side note, White Market Podcast is becoming a fortnight event. Our slots on Soundart Radio and Spark Sunderland remain the same, though. The next episode will be online on December 18th and regular broadcasts can be expected every fortnight from that date onwards.

LUKA$ – PCH (feat. BUSE) [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-ND
The Impossebulls – A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturday Nite [blocSonic] // CC BY-NC-SA
Conscious Thoughts – Daydreamer (feat. Le Real) [Club Coral] // CC BY-NC-ND
*Light-foot – Reckless Elect [Soundcloud] // CC BY
George Bizet – L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) [LNB/NLL via Europeana] // CC BY-SA
Mattias Westlund – Winters Call [Auboutdufil] // CC BY
Ruido Selecto – Talismán [Monofonicos] // CC BY-NC-SA

All the tracks used as background music during the interview are taken from Jon Luc Hefferman’s album “Elian Mor“. These tracks are available under a CC BY-NC licence.

*Starfrosch Hot Track of the Week


 

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

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-ND
Javier 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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

This week, the heat was out and about in the UK and everybody went mad. So, we decided to create a full playlist of nice, breezy, summery songs. We called it “Songs for the Heat”, but in reality it’s just a collection of feel-good tracks. There’s a bit for nearly every taste: new pop, ambient electronic, indie rock and even industrial cumbia (yes, for real). We hope these tunes guide you through the good vibes of summer time. We all deserve to finish a day with some relaxing songs.

Puppet Show – Sexis [fwonk*] [CC BY-NC-SA]
M.A.L.A. – Bang It [Monofonicos] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Bloque del Sur – Diagrama [Pakapi Records] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Stray – Verão [Monster Jinx] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Sunsplash – Flotando (Ferraz remix) [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Stereoshape – Chocolate Brown [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
cultureculture – RGB [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Stoop Kids – Quit You [Soundcloud] [CC BY]
Kretovsky – Tropical Fishes [Free Music Archive] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Miracles of Modern Science – Dear Pressure [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Plug & Play – Alice From The Stars [Jamendo] [CC BY]
D. Wing – Fight The Reason feat. DEDE [Bandcamp] [CC BY-NC-SA]
Seki Takashi – alley and talking voice [MiMi Records] [CC BY-NC-ND]

.: Photo by Smee72 :. CC BY-NC-ND