WMP is finally back and what a way to start this fourth season! This week, I talked to Diego Naranjo, Senior Policy Advisor at EDRi, to know more about the copyright reform that is still in the making in the EU. EDRi (European Digital Rights) is an association of civil and human rights organizations that advocates for the protection of our rights and freedoms online. On top of working directly with high instances in the EU, they also work in public campaigns, providing ordinary citizens with tools to engage with policy making, such as the Save the Meme website and The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright workshop (happening in Lisbon, Slovenia and Hungary later this year).

On the music side of things, the celebration was on in big style for this year’s Netlabel Day. With more than 200 free records out on July 14th, I picked some of my favourites of 2017 to showcase how inspiring the initiative has been.

Lasers – Amsterdam [Bad Panda Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Fog Lake – Push [FMA] // CC BY
Go Ask Alice – The Shout [La bèl netlabel] // CC BY-SA
Michael Keefe – Reality (Feat. Travis Paul) [Amblis Records] // CC BY-NC
Nüman – Sin título [Sólo le Pido a Dior] // CC BY-NC-SA
Bottlesmoker – East Indies (feat. Kronutz) [Yes No Wave Music] // CC BY-NC
Knit – A Good Chance [Z Tapes] // CC BY
Moki McFly – Zeta [mahorka] // CC BY-NC

All the songs from “Where The Sidewalk Ends” by Roger Plexico have been used as background music for the interview. Tracks available under a  CC BY-NC-SA licence; download on Bandcamp or FMA.

 

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