“creative commons” Posts

New release: Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011. Ladies & gents… netBloc Vol. 31!

2010 has been an incredible year for blocSonic. We’ve had Boots Riley on ETHX’ “Boom to Bloom” and Chuck D on Just Plain Ant’s “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”. We’ve released our first indie and pop albums with Friends or Whatever’s self-titled debut, Garmisch’s self-titled blocSonic debut and Liam Stewart’s “Sixteen… 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 releases: Two for Tuesday: CM aka Creative and something new by Just Plain Ant!

CM aka Creative “I Got You” The final maxi-single promoting CM’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE” (which you should def check out if you haven’t already done so), we’ve got a couple more exclusive previously unreleased tracks for you to enjoy. Grab CM’s “I Got You” here! Just Plain… 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

New release: Friends or Whatever… a new single and more exclusive goodies!

We’re closing out this year’s Friends or Whatever releases with the 2nd and final single for the self-titled debut album which we released a couple weeks ago on May 25th. Once again… we’ve gotten some friends to deliver a tasty set of exclusive remixes that take the FoW sound into… 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

Album release: Friends or Whatever has arrived!

blocSonic is quite proud to present to you the self-titled debut by Richmond, Virginia artist Friends or Whatever. With its fusion of shimmering electronica and a raw rock vibe, FoW proves to be a very engaging listen. At times quiet and contemplative… at other times beat-driven and laced with distorted… Read more