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.
This section contains all our awesome releases, for you to download for free!
Laura Sheeran/Music for the Deep Woods
“Laura’s music can be dark and a bit scary in places but live she has a wonderfully fun approach to her music. She’s like an episode of Twin Peaks in female form.” -Aoife Barry (Nialler9 Blog) I have been chasing Laura Sheeran to give me a release for Open for… Read More
Goblin Glasses/Mothership '88
I really enjoy throwing on this album when I’m chilling in my room, looking out the window and smoking a cigarette. Mothership ‘88 is a slim-down wonky-ish sut of So-Cal hip hop. There’s something amazing about american ambient that’s never cold and isolating, even when there’s no strong groove. It’s… Read More
Mechanical Mariner/Have Pity On This...
The central message of Dada is the realization that reason and anti-reason, sense and nonsense, design and chance, consciousness and unconsciousness, belong together as necessary parts of a whole; a virgin microbe which penetrates with the insistence of air into all those spaces that reason has failed to fill with… Read More
I met Polaroid Android in the CRK squat, Wroc?aw in 2008 while touring around with Tupolew (featuring members of Gestammelorchester as featured on OPN006 Primer 02), where he and the other residents cooked for and entertained us. Mid-conversation, he dragged me into his studio, turned up the bass-end and played… Read More
In the quest to find new music for Open Music, I often just cruise MySpace looking for artists that I can approach. Often, I don’t really pay attention to what’s on the page. It sometimes goes ‘Load,,, tune,,, skip,,, tune,,, skip… ah!!!!’… and so on. So, having never heard of… Read More
John Cohen/Noise Pollution
I love John Cohen. His eponymous release on Net-Lab is awesome and this one is even better… I love his music so much, that I couldn’t think of a single thing to say about this release that didn’t sound massively biased (we’re in Dead Fader together) or just plain sycophantic.… Read More
Piratio/User Illusions II
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Various Artists/Primer 02
The Primer compilations are an introduction to the latest ThisIsOpenMusic! releases. Each batch of new music will include a preview download PLUS some bonus tracks from other friends of Open. If you’d like to contribute a track to a future Primer, get in touch! Tracks list coming soon…