Who Are We?
Launched in November 2008, ThisIsOpenMusic! is an open source music label run by musicians. We operate from Brighton in the UK.
We don’t believe in the conventional record label. Our objective is to release great music and sound projects from around the world, in a free, share-friendly and re-distributable manner. We encourage you to redistribute individual tracks or whole releases via sharing links, Peer-to-Peer networks, MP3 Blogs and any other form you see fit, as long as you respect the rights of the respective Artists and follow the rules of the Creative Commons Sharing License.
ThisIsOpenMusic! is run by Barry Prendergast but is greatly helped by John Cohen & Leo Piggot.
All the news relating to ThisIsOpenMusic!, our friends, new music and live events, art and the wider open-source community (including Creative Commons)
Piratio track in Nute Records mix
Putetiden -II- by nuterecords Our own Piratio features in this rather good promo mix for Nute Records.Originally started as an LP offshoot of the, now defunkt, Trensmat Records – Nute continues to release quality psyche-electronic CDs by artists such as Whirling Hall Of Knives and also sporadically transmit some… Read More
Co-operative Album for Laura Sheeran
Everyone with a few pennies to spare in these hard times should consider sharing said pennies with Laura Sheeran, helping to create her new album. Here’s what she had to say about it: Hello dear friends! My debut double album “Lust of Pig and the Fresh Blood” has been in… Read More
Laura Sheeran Live Video
Recorded at Camden Palace Hotel 15/7/10. As you can see, Laura is absolutely magic live. If you haven’t already, you should take the time to check out here release Music for the Deep Woods, available as a free download.
Trent Reznor talking about free music
I’ve always had mixed feelings about Trent Reznor’s releases since he’s dived headlong into releasing free music, and he himself has had mixed results (see his open letter response to the ‘Niggy Tardust’ release on his blog, for example) but you cannot deny he’s serious about setting standards and making… Read More
Free gifts from ItalTek. Atom River
ItalTek, in my opinion, is not only a great producer, but also embraces the idea that free music and paid music can live side by side without great stress. In testament to that (If you don’t already know his amazing Net-Lab releases), here is the new homepage for his… Read More
SteveD at Kultur-able Berlin, 06.09
Für unsere Freunde in Berlin, Check out Open Music’s SteveD playing live at Kultur-able}. Sunday June 11th, 20.00 Details hier. View Larger Map
A whole bunch of new!
Welcome again for another exciting time at Open Music. This months releases are pretty shit hot. Hip Hop, Wonky, NoiseBass, Collage and other misc noises, plus the next instalation of the Primer series drops yummy beats from all our current releases plus some bonus extras… ++ New Releases ++ Various… Read More
The Hideous Penguin interviewed in Analogue
..and Open Music gets a shout-out! Cheers Jimmy! “Previously you’ve released music through the Jamendo webspace but recently you joined the Open Music Net Label, do you hope to gain a little more exposure from working with them? Net-labels are good for hearing great music you never would have… Read More