Wednesday November 26th 2014

We’re building a new website!

Yes, that’s right: the thing you’re staring at right now is the all new WM Recordings website. Or rather: it will be soon. We’re working hard to make the transition as smoothly as possible, but for practical reasons we decided to go ahead and launch the new version now, even before it’s complete.

We’re adding plenty of new features and of course all releases will be available again soon. Check this space for updates!

All pages of the old website are currently still available.

Now online: NetLabel Coalition Volume 1

The NetLabel Coalition (NLC) is an organisation consisting of a group of netlabels who have a shared interest in promoting the free music ideal, as well as promoting their own catalogues and artists through collaborative efforts and projects.

With this, the debut compilation album from NLC member labels, we’re looking to spread knowledge about the group and what it’s doing, as well as getting good music out there and promoting the labels who release it and the artists who create it. Keep an eye open for new releases and projects from the NLC and head over to the NLC site and forums to get involved. As with all open culture communities, the free music one only flourishes when you contribute.

More info: Various Artists – NetLabel Coalition Volume 1

Copying is not theft

(via BoingBoing.net)

Happy Elf goes crazy with balloons!

WM Recordings presents: Greatest It

Six international netlabels – including WM Recordings – have teamed up for one release to celebrate the idea of free music, and to simply bring you the shit de la shit!

Up it up, Ego Twister, Peppermill, Proot, Cock Rock Disco, and WM Recordings share similar backgrounds and philosophies, and they are proud to present their “Greatest it”. You might happen to know all of the 18 smash hits but if you don’t you better catch up, Mr. caveman. This might indeed be the flyest compilation on the internet.

The labels’ idea was also to share audiences by introducing / pointing out each other. It’s understood that it’s ridiculously difficult choosing your 3 favorite tracks from a whole catalog so consider this the tip of the iceberg.

We love giving away our music because we believe the best things in life should be free – like the air you breathe or sunlight or sex (ideally). Please share this release with your friends or blog about it.

You can download Greatest It here.

Debut cd by Molotow Brass Orkestar out now

WM Recordings is very proud to present the release of the debut album by Molotow Brass Orkestar from Switzerland.

Molotow Brass Orkestar combine swiss folk songs with a balkan brass playing style and add a little bit of ska to get their unique sound. The band was founded in fall 2007, when 6 friends sat together and started to rediscover songs they knew from their childhood.

The album is available from all major download stores and can be ordered on cd directly from us. More info here.

New on WM Recordings: Stefano Roncarolo & Sandro Marinoni

Now online, a new free album download by Italian musicians Stefano Roncarolo & Sandro Marinoni:

Stefano Roncarolo & Sandro Marinoni – Mirage [WM104]

Gypsyliana in Berlin

WM Recordings artist Gypsyliana will perfom in Berlin on february 14.
Click on the picture for the announcement in pdf format.

Gypsyliana - Sonus Nomas

New free download: Les Baudouins Morts

Les Baudouins Morts existed between 1996 and 2000. They were a local cult band, with a strong following in the underground scene in and around the town of Leuven (Belgium).

Their music, if that’s what you want to call it, was just an excuse to promote radical leftwing protest, make sick jokes, criticize everything and everyone walking the face of the planet and give everyone involved the opportunity to play his instrument to his own liking.

Les Baudouins Morts – Le Disque d’Or Des Baudouins Morts

“Music For Free” cover

“Music For Free”, the track René Vis wrote for our 100th free album, has been covered by Camirrakiu:

Visit Camirrakiu’s YouTube Channel

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