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WHAT THE FWONK*?

We’re a netlabel with a huge collection of albums, eps and singles to download from our own roster of exciting artists. Our releases are issued under a Creative Commons license. We like Creative Commons because it allows the artists to retain control of their music and artwork, but also allows for the way of the modern internet world. Our content can be copied, pasted, edited, remixed, remastered, DJed and more, provided the original artists are credited and provided that all subsequent works are released under a similar Creative Commons license.

Our catalogue covers a huge range of genres – from the latest dubstep grooves, through ambient drones to screaming grindcore. We don’t believe in pigeon-holing your work. Check out our back catalogue and you’ll be surprised by the variety and quality of music we have to download.  

WHAT IS A NETLABEL?

A netlabel is a not-for-profit internet based record label. We don’t make any money out of your music. Any income that may be generated is put back into hosting costs, subscription fees etc. What we do is offer you a broader built in audience, and publicity via our social media outlets.

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60 SECOND MUSIC MARKETING

Marketing yourself is a key activity for any musician, and with incomes for even professional musicians being at a low, is an activity you have to do yourself. 60 Second Music Marketing know a lot of the tricks, having been active in the UK music scene for over 20 years and this blog is full of invaluable tips and techniques.

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NETLABELCOVERS

Netlabelcovers is a Tumblr blog that focuses on showcasing the artwork that accompanies netlabel and Bandcamp releases. Not only does it make an aesthetically pleasing gallery, the quality of the artwork often matches the quality of the music.

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NETLABEL MUSIC

A blog and Twitter feed that gathers feeds in relation to netlabel, creative commons and independent electronic artists and their music.

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BEDROOM PRODUCERS BLOG

BPB offer a regularly updated guide to free and inexpensive musical instruments and effects for use in your digital audio workstation.

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BLOG

Coming Soon – Trium Circulorum

We are delighted to announce that coming soon on Fwonk* will be the new album from Trium Circulorum - aka 3dtorus and Kanal Drei.

February 24, 2016

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Netklang #1 / music wanted

Here at Fwonk* we are starting 2016 with an open call for submissions for a new compilation of original tracks from exciting artists.

January 5, 2016

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Netaudio / 60

Three new releases mixing chiptunes, ambient soundscapes, and ersatz 1980s sci-fi soundtracks.

February 6, 2015

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Albums of the Year / 2014

Aphex Twin / Syro Aphex Twin’s long overdue return for the wilderness (ok… he did the Analord series and Tuss) is a perfect summation of his career to date. He didn’t reinvent electr…

December 19, 2014

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Netaudio / 59

Three more completely free netaudio releases scoured from the finest of the interwebs.

November 7, 2014

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The Cauldron 010: November 2014

Create your own musical instrument and record a new piece of music featuring and showcasing it. You may manipulate the recording, but at some point the original source of audio must be present in the …

November 1, 2014

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Netaudio / 58

It's Halloween, it's Halloween, it's Halloween! The trick or treaters of America have formed a band! Trick or treat, dance to the beat, trick or treat, dance to the beat!

October 31, 2014

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Netaudio / 57

Three more outstanding releases from the world of creative commons netaudio. This week we feature some old skool hip and trip hop, some ambient field recordings and a glitch hop compilation.

October 24, 2014

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The Cauldron 009: October 2014

Write a song for an unwritten movie or television series in the horror genre. You may use whatever you wish to complete this challenge.

October 1, 2014

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Netaudio / 55

This week we have two suggestions from Phirnis and one from Heskin Radiophonic. Bad Kisser / Loss Loss by Bad Kisser Clocking in at a mere five minutes, Loss is every bit as curious as it is alluringl…

September 26, 2014

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Netaudio / 54

Three suggestions for free-to-download music from across the internet, and from across the netlabel scene, featuring trap, alternative rock and ambient.

September 19, 2014

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