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).

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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.

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 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

On this week’s show, we had the pleasure to talk to Alex Lungu from Copy-Me. Copy-Me is a platform that tries to debunk myths around copying… So, they talk a lot about issues such as copyright, remixing, creativity and so on. The project started as a webseries and was crowdfunded on Indiegogo. Now, Copy-Me is a hub of knowledge and creative resources related to said topics. Much like White Market Podcast, because copyright is such a complex issue, they often delve into parallel themes, such as piracy and web surveillance.

Following the current transformation of White Market into a syndication platform for community radio stations, the interview is also available for download as a standalone piece (two parts), in both WAV and MP3. You can find extra details about the content on each part and extra credits here.

Arrow & Olive – My Place [Jamendo] // CC BY-SA
Hajime Kaneda – Irony (feat ナトリネ) [Tanukineiri Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Tromchessar – Cupidum Memorias [Bandcamp] // CC BY-NC-SA
Broke for Free – Night Owl [FMA] // CC-BY
The New Geometry – Brothers by Light [Enough Records] // CC BY-NC-SA
Damare – Constant [bumpfoot] // CC BY-NC-SA
Dragão Inkomodo – A chuva lá fora, a rua desperta [ZigurArtists] // CC BY-NC-SA
P.SUS – Can’t Stop (feat. Lunagram) [Dusted Wax Kingdom] // CC BY-NC-ND

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