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.
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
Lorn release drops very soon…
I approached Lorn on a blag. Blown away by Running Ink on his myspace, I had hoped to snag it for the upcoming Primer 02. Little did we realise that he was down with a full length release, and just like that, the unbelievably slick 7&13 EP drop on our… Read More
Farewell to Autoplate
Image by Fubuki. After nearly 8 years and 50 releases, old man free label Autoplate, the noise / ambient / non / other sub-label of renowned open sourcers Thinner, is sadly taking a permanent snooze. Roll through the archives for some quality musics and some pretty unque animated ‘covers’.… Read More
Open Music gets a great write up on INQ Mag
Mikel over at INQ, the authority on open source music labels in my opinion, gave us a great write-up on their blog. You can also find a feed on our home page collecting the best of net-label releases, as earmarked by INQ. Hopefully we’ll see Open releases listed there too.… Read More
Primer 01 is now live!
For some crazy reason, our forst Primer compilation was giving us lots of trouble, so I had to take down the release temporarily, fix the pack and reupload, which took much too long! It’s all safe again, repacked and tagged and tested for junk. Rush over and grab it, like,… Read More