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

 

 

 

 

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

This week, we dedicate some time and love to highlight the wonderful work of Free Music Archive. We only featured tracks that can be found on FMA, and we sat down to talk to Cheyenne Hohman, the Free Music Archive’s director. We talked about their current fundraiser, their work with curators and artists, the challenges they face and how anyone can help them.

Taseh – Caramella Peak // CC BY-NC-SA
Broke For Free – Night Owl // CC BY
BlunderBox – My Walls Ate My Sister’s Dog // CC BY-NC-SA
DNVN – Aching Again // CC BY-NC
XR Tabs – G Girls // CC BY-NC-ND
Podington Bear – Streetbeat Heat // CC BY-NC
Kevin MacLeod – Aurea Carmina – Full Mix // CC BY
Fhernando – (I need ya) L.O.V.E. // CC BY-NC-SA
The Dirty Moogs – Space Girlfriend (Instrumental) // CC BY-NC

The interview includes the following track as background music: Darksunn – Forget Me Nots // 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

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).

Donate to FMA

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.

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

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