Creative Commons

New release: Introducing Liam Stewart's "Sixteen Words"

Since first deciding to release original albums here, I intended blocSonic to release an eclectic range of music and with each new original, I think we’re reinforcing that intention. Since the beginning I’ve been amazed at the caliber of artists that have either approached us or agreed to release through… Read more

Care to know more about blocSonic?

Check out the latest interview I've done with the great guys over at freezingprocess.net. A Maine based podcast that covers music related topics in each episode. Our conversation goes into depth about what exactly blocSonic is, Creative Commons and that most-excellent open-source audio format, FLAC. Thanks again to Trent and… Read more

New release: Setting the mood with netBloc Volume 30: aldartea

Love of music is what the netBloc series is about. It’s not about hatred of the mainstream music industry, even though it may seem so sometimes (no matter how much I am against everything that the music industry represents these days). The fact of the matter is that there are… Read more

New release: The Swedish pop sound of Garmisch "Glimmer"

Everytime I come across incredible pop music from Sweden, I wonder if there’s something in the water that makes such a large of number of that nation’s songwriters and musicians have such a firm grasp on what it is that makes tasty pop music. Back in 2007 while putting together… Read more

New release: Just Plain Ant “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble” with guest appearance by Chuck D!

Just Plain Ant is back with another fresh collection of his unique brand of hip-hop — beats, jazzy samples and a host of guests who each add their own flavor to the mix. Among the guests we’ve got blocSonic regulars such as Joey Ripps, Ohbliv and Sleaze. We’ve also got… Read more

Announcement: Free! Music! Contest 2010

To promote Creative Commons-licensed music and the musicians behind them, this year Musikpiraten e.V. once again launches the Free! Music! Contest. We are happy to present famous Cory Doctorow as the contest’s patron! Until the end of July musicians and bands releasing their art under a Creative Commons license, can… Read more

New release: CM aka Creative’s back in full effect! Complete your Classic Material collection

There was once this funky little UK netlabel named Random Flow that put out a total of 12 releases. It was the first netlabel that I knew of that was solely focused on hip-hop. Among the many gems that they released were CM aka Creative’s 2 volumes of Classic Material.… Read more

New release: Don’t sleep on CM aka Creative and his Classic Material

Back in ‘07 I first got wind of a funky, funky little UK netlabel called Random Flow. They came out swinging with a series of fantastic hip-hop releases that proved to me that hip-hop was finally making itself known in the netaudio world. For me, one of their standout acts… Read more

Call for remixers: Producers and artists, remix the upcoming CM aka Creative single!

You may recall our October 2009 original release, “Classic Material Vol. 3: UI Radio” by Maryland hip-hop artist CM aka Creative. CM originally came to blocSonic to release that album due to the inactivity of Random Flow, the fantastic but now defunct hip-hop netlabel which released the previous volumes in… Read more

Hey you, we’re looking for remixers for the next maxi-single!

First, I just want to say thanks again to all who participated on the “The Burns We Earn” single! We couldn’t have been happier with the remixes you turned out. Guess what… it’s on again! Next Tuesday is the release of Friends or Whatever’s self-titled debut album, after that we’ve… Read more