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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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Netaudio / 53

With Apple hacking everybody's account and leaving a turd of a U2 album in your iTunes, we thought we'd recommend some free music that is good, and that you can download out of your own choice

September 12, 2014

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The Cauldron 008: September 2014

Download three poorly reviewed VST instruments (average two-star rating) and write a track only using them. You may however use any effects you like.

September 1, 2014

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The Cauldron 007: August 2014

Create a piece of music in which every instrument is played by something unintended to be used as such. For instance, a field recording might become the lead melody, or an ambient pad might become per…

August 1, 2014

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The Cauldron 006: July 2014

Decide which of these classic analog waveforms interests you the most - saw, square, triangle or sine. Now, construct a 2-4 minute song using nothing but that waveform! Effects, filtering etc. are all…

July 1, 2014

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5W1H006: 3dtorus

Who? hi, i´m 3dtorus. what you see in the picture is my right hand. What? it´s electronic music; fantasy, dreams and emotions condensed and then written to this world 0´s and 1´s with a laptop. Wh…

June 20, 2014

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The Cauldron 005: June 2014

As all Fwonk* tracks are released with a Creative Commons license allowing remixing, take samples from 3 Fwonk* tracks from 3 separate releases by 3 separate artists to create a new track.

June 1, 2014

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The Cauldron 004: May 2014

The Cauldron challenges you to record birdsong and use it - and only it - to create a new piece of music.

May 1, 2014

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The Cauldron 003: April 2014

Take any instrument (or non-instrument) you own and play it improvisationally for 5-10 minutes. Take this session and create a new piece of music from it.

April 1, 2014

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The Cauldron 002: March 2014

Write a tribute song to celebrate the life and work of Kurt Cobain. This can be anything from a Nirvana cover to a song inspired by his lyrics.

March 11, 2014

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The Best of 2013 – Instruments and Effects

So another year is nearly over, and the time has come for making lists. We asked Fwonk* regulars about their 2013. Here’s the results. What was your favourite instrument of 2013? Heskin Radiopho…

December 20, 2013

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The Best of 2013 – Music

So another year is nearly over, and the time has come for making lists. We asked Fwonk* regulars about their 2013. Here’s the results. What was your favourite worthy / chin-stroking album of 201…

December 20, 2013

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