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.
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
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
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…
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!