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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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Lost Twin – Birds Lost Twin is the work of Seville born, Brighton based beatmaker Carlos R Pinto and it’s mix of off the wall ambient weirdness and instrumental hip-hop is a delight to the…

November 9, 2012

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Netaudio / 47

Hello and welcome to our first netlabel – or as the title more accurately suggests, netaudio – round-up since our FWONK*100 blow out! Why the change to netaudio? Well I think it more accur…

October 26, 2012

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Electrocado – The Shepard Tone A stunning mix of glitch, psy-trance, hip-hop, dubstep and more this album is simply extraordinary. Funky, sharp, full of analogue synths, it encapsulates pretty much …

October 5, 2012

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Almeeva – EP#2 Owing a huge debt to the Gilmour/Bono guitar delay sound, and featuring minimal, almost hard-house stomping, percussion, this EP still manages to produce huge swathes of variety, …

September 28, 2012

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Fwonk* & Bubblectro

We are pleased to announce the merger of Fwonk* and Bubblectro netlabels! Together we can be stronger! By now many of our most ardent of followers will have noticed the Bubblectro back catalogue being…

September 21, 2012

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Netlabel Music / 44

Ophed & BroodingSideOfMadness – Passing Through Nature To Eternity The Etched Traumas netlabel is a new one on me, and this is their most recent release: a haunting, reflective split/collab…

September 21, 2012

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Analogg – Scrap Head The instant you hear Scrap Head, you immediately know that it’s German. That’s not meant as a criticism, as is bass heavy tech-house with elements of dark ambien…

September 14, 2012

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O Bisonte – Ala Portugal’s O Bisonte like their rock, and they like it heavy. Taking a fairly traditional, bluesy riff-based approach to hard rock they come on like an Iberian BRMC, with a…

September 7, 2012

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Das Hobos – Memphis Buchloe Das Hobos are a German trio expressing their love for Americana, with a modern-twist. Gentle folk melodies, twanging guitars and more wind a joyous route through musi…

August 31, 2012

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Netlabel Music / 40

For a bit of a change this week, we’re having a full on metal special! Netlabel music has traditionally been dominated by electronic music – the means of recording, writing and promotion a…

August 3, 2012

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Niamh de Barra – Below The Sea There aren’t enough female netlabel artists out there, but those that can be found are often outstanding, and Niamh de Barra is no exception. Merging Irish f…

July 27, 2012

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In a change to the usual weekly linking of three netlabel releases, this week I’m going to offer a profile of music, podcasts and mixes that are available on Mixcloud. Mixcloud is a website that…

July 20, 2012

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