‘General news’ Archives
Dutch publication "Spits", one of the largest free newspapers in the Netherlands, published an article about free music and Creative Commons-licenses today. We're proud to be mentioned as a example of a label that releases most of its catalog for free.Here's the main part of the article:
The Family Simpson, who released Montague's Lunchtime Speciale on WM Recordings is september, was recently featured in a local newspaper: Click on the pic for a larger version.
Harold Schellinx, who contributed a track to the very first WM Recordings release five years ago under the name of DJ Harsman, has posted a very nice message about five years of WM Recordings and five years of DJ Harsman:Happy birthday, WM Recordings! Congratulations Marco Kalnenek!Time flies now, doesn't it? I greatly admire what Marco has achieved in these 5 years. The extremely divers and eclectic collection of fine music that he has made available online, presented with a lot of care and much respect for the music and artists, is priceless in every possible sense of the word. Priceless as [Read more...]
Five years, 100 free albums, nearly 1000 free tracks. That's WM Recordings in a nutshell for you. We celebrate our fifth birthday today with the release - yes, our 100th! - of this special compilation of cover versions, remixes, and tracks about free, legal music. We hope you'll celebrate with us. Various Artists - WM x 100 / 100 x WM
Mashable is proud to present their 3rd annual Open Web Awards online competition. The Open Web Awards is an international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology and achievements in Social Media. This year, they've extended the length of the campaign by one month and also have created some new and engaging categories for their audience to reflect the changes in web culture since 2008.Please vote for WM Recordings as "Best Online Music Label" by clicking the banner below:We appreciate your support!
Copy Feast 24 - 25 - 26 september 2009, City Library, Leuven, BelgiumThe 'Copy Feast' is a three-day festival during which the copyright, and more specifically the copying of creative works is taken under consideration. Using music, film, debate and workshops the Copy Feast teaches the public that downloading and distributing certain works indeed can be done legally. The Copy Feast is a collaboration of the radio program "netwaves" (Radio Scorpio) and the City Library of Leuven (BE).Previously, copyright protected works were hard to copy. The digitization of information and the emergence of [Read more...]
Our friends from Keshco in the UK report: On Saturday 1st August we do another live session for Vombat Radio, from 5-7pm UK time, direct from our living room. We're hoping to play a lot of new tracks. More info on Vombatradio.com. On Wednesday 5th August we will be putting on another TROLLEY CRASH night, in South London. The line-up is: Keshco - our set may yet be electronic or acoustic Jude Cowan - a songstress of finely twisted wit and acoustics Dead Cowboy Culture - unorthodox, eclectic tuneage from Leicester Also there will be some comedy mayhem and sweets, lots and lots of [Read more...]
As you may know we distribute part of our catalog of free album releases through Bittorrent site Mininova. We have made 30 releases available through their site so far and we continue to add older releases. Here's an overview of the most popular WM Recordings releases on Mininova so far: 1. Various Artists - Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music For The Masses 2 2. Happy Elf - Loose your head 3. Sminky - Lizard's Tale 4. Manuele Atzeni - The Miyazaki Tour EP 5. brunk - so lo so fi 6. Happy Elf - Sexmachine 7. Noteherder & McCloud - The Tail 8. Meanwhileproject.ltd - Today is [Read more...]
We promised you more news about partnerships with free music sites last week. Well, here's the good news we're dying to tell you: WM Recordings is now officialy added as a 'curator' of the recently opened Free Music Archive:"The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is being directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.Inspired by Creative [Read more...]
Hot on the heels of our partnership with LegalTorrents comes more good news: we are now officially a "content distributor" at Mininova, the biggest torrent search engine and directory on the net.Our complete catalog of free legal releases will be added to Mininova in the coming weeks. Six of our most recent releases are already available at www.mininova.org/user/WMRecordings.Stay tuned for more exciting news, because we will start to distribute our releases through yet another large website soon!
We're happy to announce that WM Recordings has joined the online digital media community LegalTorrents. LegalTorrents discovers and distributes high quality open-license (Creative Commons) digital media and art, and provides support to Content Creators. LegalTorrents hosts creative content in its entirety, ensures fast, reliable downloads, and enables users to directly sponsor Content Creators and their work. Content is ditributed with the full permission of the rights holders and uses the peer-2-peer file-sharing technology called Bittorrent. WM Recordings' first contribution to [Read more...]