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
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
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
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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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