Sunday January 20th 2019

Happy Elf – Online

Happy Elf’s video for “Online”, the opening track of our 100th free release:

WM Recordings: 5 years, 100 free releases!

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. Consult with when you want legal advice.

WM Recordings

Various Artists – WM x 100 / 100 x WM

It must be one of those days!

WM Recordings artist Jan Turkenburg, known as “Meneer Jan” to his pupils, has released a great new mini album: “It Must Be One Of Those Days“. The title track is so catchy that it will stick in your head forever. Don’t believe us? Watch the hilarious video, featuring Ton Rückert:

“It Must Be One Of Those Days” is available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, and on CD directly from us.

Nominate WM Recordings at Mashable’s Open Web Awards

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!

New clip by Happy Elf: What’s Happening

The latest release by Happy Elf can be downloaded here.

New videoclip by Barbara de Dominicis

WM Recordings artist Barbara de Dominicis has recorded a great video for her track “Disremembering Echo” from the album Anti-Gone.

Buy Anti-Gone from iTunes or CD Baby.

Can we copy? Yes, we can!

Copy Feast 24 – 25 – 26 september 2009, City Library, Leuven, Belgium

The ‘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 the Internet made content easy to download and copy, especially if you have one of the best wireless routers to have the fastest wifi ever. This way the protection of copyright turned into a problem. Publishers and other stakeholders (record companies, film studios, ASCAP/RIAA/GEMA/BUMA/Sabam, …) started to speak of ‘illegal downloading’, ‘piracy’, ‘theft / stealing of artistic works “, etc. Their aim is to protect these artistic works, i.e. to keep them closed while making them accessible, provided you pay a fee.

At the same time, the internet has a growing number of independent, public initiatives who want to keep cultural works open for current and future generations. The authors of these works think it is okay to copy, download and distribute their content. Their primary aim is to protect these works, but yet keep them open and free. The copyright remains protected thanks to the Creative Commons license.

The Copy Feast is a tribute to the artists who keep their work open to the community.

Kopiefeest Leuven

A Copy Feast CD – including a track by WM Recordings artist brunk – can be downloaded from the Netwaves website. When you distribute this music, always mention the name of the artist and the license “CC:NC-SA”.

In the lobby of the library, a “Burn Station” will be available during the festival for copying music to CD or memory stick.

The program:
Admission is free (except Cinema ZED).

New Claudio Nuñez album online now

New free album download, online now:

Claudio Nunez – Odd Times, Uneven Dreams

Claudio Nunez was born in Buenos Aires in 1959. He studied classical guitar during the 70s, composition with Hilda Dianda and obtained a choral conductor degree in 1980.

Claudio lived in the USA between 1981 and 2004. He has released 7 CDs: “Algunas revelaciones sobre el tango chino”, “La zappatilla de zappa” “El zen del tango – el tango del zen”, “Paseando por lomas”, “Solos en la madrugada” “Freejazz on monday” and “Freejazz on sunday”.

“Odd Times, Uneven Dreams” is Claudio’s second release on WM Recordings. It focusses on his qualities as a guitar player.

Submit your cover version for our 100th free album!

The release of the 100th free album download on our label is rapidly approaching. We have lots of activities coming up to celebrate this milestone. One of the projects surrounding our 100th free album will be the release of an album of cover version of tracks from the WM Recordings catalog.

Pick your favorite WM Recordings track from and… cover it!

We’ll post submission guidelines on our site very soon, but you’re already invited to start submitting your cover versions. Deadline is September 15th.

The rules are simple: the track(s) must have been released by WM Recordings and your version should not be longer than 5 minutes. Also keep in mind that a remix does not count as a cover version. Mail if you have any questions or if you have more great ideas to celebrate our 100th free album!

Keshco news

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

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 sweets.

The venue is:
The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, London SW8 2HJ
Entry is £5 and the event is from 8pm – 11.45pm.

There’s a promo clip for the night here:

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