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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

Learn to Live Vol 1: Simplify Your Live

This is the first in a series of Ableton Live tutorials that Fwonk* will be providing for free, here on the blog. I intend to make this a weekly* feature, so if you have any Live topics you’d li…

September 23, 2011

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Netlabel Music / 1

Here at Fwonk* we love Netlabel Music. Because it’s free, and everyone loves free. But also its music made away from the identikit industry machine, its made by artists who aren’t out to r…

September 23, 2011

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Studio Units VST – now free!

If you like your VST effects to be ridiculously configurable (and sporting a low-tech GUI), then Studio Units is now available as a free download for Windows. This has previously been a pay-for effect…

September 23, 2011

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Bandcamp – the best music solution yet?

We here at Fwonk* love Bandcamp. We feel that it is currently the best, free, social platform for musicians to release their music and get it to a wider audience. MySpaces have come and gone, Facebook…

September 21, 2011

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Hello and Welcome!

Hi, welcome to the first post, and a new start for Fwonk*.  We’ve given the site an overhaul, added a blog to bring extra features to lovely listeners out there, give musicians more chance to b…

September 20, 2011

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