Scene.org (also known as The International Scene Organization) is a non-profit organization, providing the currently largest demoscene file repository. Scene.org hosts many releases of demos as well as music related to the demoscene. For a long time Scene.org was the first place to look out for netlabel music releases because Scene.org gave netlabels FTP-space to store their releases. The Scene.org servers are hosted in Rotterdam, at the local university. They measure 150-200 GB of traffic each day (as of May 2006) and host about 1.1 TB of demoscene-related data (as of June 2013).
Since July 2003 Archive.org gives netlabels a home for their creative commons music releases. »Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.« Without the help of Archive.org netlabel culture would starve in the corners of the web. Even while lot of netlabels are gone forever, you still find their music on archive.org/details/netlabels.
Check out the forum for Netlabels on Archive.org
»sonicsquirrel.net is a platform and distribution channel for netlabels. Its aim is to promote free music and help artists and netlabels make their work easily available for a wider audience. sonicsquirrel.net is not only about providing music, but also about giving background information and sensitizing people for issues like copyleft/right, drm and netaudio.
the goal is to make finding and downloading free music easier than commercial distributed music, mytunes instead of itunes. the platform is meant to be an extension to the already existing archives, catalogues and magazines. our aim is to provide a user-friendly tool to find audio material.
the sonicsquirrel.net platform was started in summer 2005 as a side-project of an experimental two-week radio session.«
Free Music Archive
»The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is being directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.«
Blogs, Magazines, Podcasts & Radioshows
Phlow-Magazine.com is a magazine about free mp3 music culture. Our magazine offers you free music to download from netlabels and musicians all over the globe. We pick the finest songs and digg the fattest grooves out of terrabytes of music released under a creative commons licence. Listen to our podcast, have a look into our mp3-archive of free music and read our portraits of amazing netlabels and musicians.
As seen on German Wired, starfrosch is a Creative Commons music blog, a radio station and the #hot100 charts. Every week we collect thousands of tracks from the most important music plattforms like Soundcloud, Archive.org and others. Only the most popular tracks are published on the charts, sorted by genre.
The Machtdose Podcast provides you nearly every month with its latest discoveries of fresh tracks out of the netlabel / netaudio world with a wide range of possible styles and genres.
Ex Und Hop is a curated blog in German language that presents selected music released under creative commons licenses without focusing on special genres. Ex Und Hop emerged from the nightlife and music scene in Frankfurt and Offenbach. The blog is part of the Hype Machine, the largest handpicked listing of music blogs on the net and adds free (as in freedom) contributions to the discussion of international music lovers and music bloggers.