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.
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
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
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…
[ACP032] Ex-Relics, New Release from The Last Sound
While uncovering a series of increasingly exquisite relics, the mouth of an enormous ancient well is discovered, barely visible at first through the dense vegetation. Peering down, the shaft begins to rotate slowly and far below a collection of unidentified stones create a constantly shifting display of coloured patterns on… Read More
The Last Sound/Frieze
I first came across The Last Sound when he stayed on my couch back in Ireland a few years back. I have to admit that, at first, I didn’t really appreciate his sound. All that changed when Frieze arrived in my inbox. A huge departure from mere electronica, this release… Read More
Various Artists/Primer 01
The Primer compilations are an introduction to the latest Open 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!