Qwartz Electronic Music Awards 2010

Juli 12th, 2009

In 2010 we welcome the sixth edition of the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards.  Over 1600 artists, labels, institutions and partners from all over the world will be participating in the event held on the 2nd of April 2010, where the winners will be awarded following a panel of professional judges and a public internet vote.

First the Professional Jury of music sector professionals and artistic personalities, will select six releases from each category and then the vote goes out to the internet, where four months of voting will begin. The following categories are: Album, Discover, Experimental/Research, Dance-Floor/Clubbing, Compilation, Clip/Video, Artwork & Packaging.

Registration for Qwartz sixth edition must be made before July 15th 2009 at registration6[@]qwartz.org

For further details please visit qwartz.org.
For the full report of the Qwartz Awards fifth edition please visit:

Netlabelnights: Netaudio in Düsseldorf

Juni 24th, 2009

Wieder einmal gibt es am morgigen Donnerstag freie Creative-Commons-Musik für freie Köpfe.  Zu Gast sind diesmal
Stefan Tretau , CIE sowie Slomo & Lunte.

Die Netlabelnighs sind eine monatlich stattfindende Veranstaltung zu Förderung einer offenen und freien Netzkultur. Zu überwiegend elektronischer Musik aus der Welt der Netlabels Treffen sich Netzaktivisten, Kulturschaffende, CreativeCommons-Befürworter, OpenAccess-Verfechter, OpenSource-Vertreter, Künstler, Datenschützer und alle Freunde einer freien und offenen (Netz)kultur zum Austausch und Kennenlernen.

Die Netlabelnights sind immer auch Kommunikationsplattform zur stärkeren Vernetzung einer wachsenden und sich permanent weiter ausdifferenzierenden Kultur rund um das Netz der Netze..
Sie sind aber auch immer ganz einfach eine gute Gelegenheit bei kühlem Bier und Topmusik zu entspannen und dabei alte und neue Freunde zu treffen.

Die Netlabelnights gibts jeden 4. Donnerstag im Monat und werden organisiert vom Datenschutzraum e.v.

Do. 24.6. ab 21.00 uhr
Prettyvacant in Düsseldorf/Altstadt

Die Musik ist frei.
Der Eintritt auch.

netlabelnights Compilation
netlabelnights Compilation

Netlag meets Dienstagswelt

Juni 16th, 2009

After a long break, the Netlag-Crew is preparing for a little Reunion-session at the Dienstagswelt at RAW tonight!

Netaudio goes clubbing

Netaudio goes clubbing

If you want to join in this pure Netaudio-Experience, please be in time for Boarding at gate II of RAW-Tempel (Revaler Straße 99). The checkin-counters will open at 11 pm, and the price for a roundflight is only 3 Euro (!), including all taxes and tolls for the flight.

These Netlag-Pilots will lead us all through the flight tonight:

Dreher & SM.art

Please refer to http://www.net-lag.de for all infos concerning this special event tonight!

Cologne Commons – Festival and conference for free music and free culture (Germany / Cologne)

Juni 3rd, 2009

Cologne Commons 2009

The “Cologne Commons” is a platform for free music, netlabels and artists in general. The goal of the two-day event, that will be held from 12th to 13th of June 2009, is to set a precise focus on issues and chances of the web, including possibilities of a “free sharing culture“.

The event will include theory and practice. The conference steps into workshops, how-to’s, panels and discussions of experts. Close connected to the talks the festival will showcase talents, unknown or extraordinary musicians and VJs, that embrace the concept of the Creative Commons and the chance, that the new media brings, instead of demonizing them.

Although netlabels play a central role in this years festival, it is by far not limited only to music. More generally the focus is on Creative Commons everything related to art and media – with the rise of a new cultural economy and perspectives for young artists in mind.

Cologne Commons – Jörg Friedrichs from Cologne Commons on Vimeo [german language].

The Cologne Commmons Conference takes place at Kunstwerk Köln, Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 127, 51063 Köln. Find it on the map. Daytime Programm is held in German language. For more info visit: www.cologne-commons.de

Programm Freitag

  • Einlass ab 13:00 Uhr
  • Beginn der Konferenz: 14:00 Uhr
  • Eintritt an der Tageskasse nur für die Konferenz am Freitag 8 €
  • 2-Tagesticket für Konferenz + Festival in KunstWerk & Gebäude 9: 25 € – Festivalticket hier bestellen!

14:00 – 15:00 Diskussion: CC-Musik im Netz – ökonomisches Experiment oder politische Handlung? Mit Florian Kuhlmann (Meta-Unlimited), Antina Michels (Netaudio Berlin), Moderation Frank Christian Stoffel.

15:30 – 16:30 Diskussion: Sind Creative Commons-Lizenzen sinnvoll? Mit Marc Wallowy (Renommee), Nicole Ebber (mixxt, zeitgeisty.cc), Moderation Moritz “mo.” Sauer.

17:00 – 18:00 Workshop: Rechtliche Aspekte beim Betrieb eines Netlabels. Mit Volker Tripp (Jurist und Netlabmanager iD.EOLOGY).

18:30 – 19:30 Diskussion: Mobile Music & Games – Chancen für Musikschaffende. Mit Frank Barknecht (RjDj Ltd.), Tobias Heim (Digitale Kultur e.V.), Tom Putzki (Gamespublisher und -Consultant), Moderation: Marco Medkour.

20:00 – 21:00 Netlabel Ausstellung und “Soundmap of Cologne” in der CC-Lounge. Jörg Friedrichs, Silvi Reinl und Marco Medkour.


LIVE Comfort Fit (Tokyo Dawn), Coehn & Foehrb (Bsolid), Entertainment for the Braindead (Aaahh), Backwater Planet (iD.EOLOGY), Goto80 (8BitPeoples)

DJ Harald Walker (Sonicwalker), Sven Swift & mo. (Phlow), 020200 (2063music), Marco Medkour (Soundmap of Cologne)

Programm Samstag

  • Einlass ab 11:00 Uhr
  • Beginn der Konferenz: 12:00 Uhr
  • Eintritt an der Tageskasse nur für die Konferenz am Samstag 8 €

12:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Digitale Selbstvermarktung im Internet. Mit Moritz “mo.” Sauer (Phlow.org).

15:00 – 16:00 Diskussion: aaahh-records & Duisburger Philharmoniker: Zwei Beispiele für erfolgreiche Kommunikation im Web 2.0. Mit Christian Grasse (aaahh-records), Frank Tentler (stARTconference), Moderation: Moritz “mo.” Sauer.

16.30 – 17:30 Vortrag: Von der Tonträgerindustrie zur Multi Content Wirtschaft – die Folgen der digitalen Revolution. Dietrich Pflüger (früher SonyBMG und Universal, heute Scholz & Friends).

18:00 – 19:00 Diskussion: Brauchen Künstler Geld? Mit Angelika Express, Ekki Maas, Sim Sullen (12rec.net), Moderation: Frank Christian Stoffel.

19.00 – 21:00 Netlabel-Ausstellung und “Listen to the Soundmap of Cologne” in der CC-Lounge. Anmoderation von Jörg Friedrichs, Silvi Reinl und Marco Medkour


LIVE Ian Funk (StirSound), Marlene Magnoli (Der kleine grüne Würfel), Breitbandkater (Modularfield), Glander (Yukiyaki)

DJ Stachy (DJ Stachy/Camomille), Roland Casper (Essence), psycoded (Haushaltsware) vs. Ronny Pries (Thinner), Zoe.Orange (Zimmer Records), Rockmachine (FOEM)

Call For Entries is closed

Juni 1st, 2009

The Call for entries for the 2009 netaudio festival is closed now. We are truly thankful for the enthusiasm becoming visual by language and form of so so many entries – and also we have never expected such an incredible participation. During the next weeks we will sight the proposals and try to figure out a diverse and intresting program schedule. We know we can only take a small part of all proposals into the programm – and the hardest part will come with sorting out some highly interesting projects as well. We are pretty sure though that we will be able to arrange a fine selection of the recent netaudio projects, that we can bring together an exciting mixture of East- and West-European activists, that we will have interesting lectures, discussions and workshops – and shake the night’s ass with the best tunes available through the fast growing netlabel landscape and other forms of digital distribution. We will come out with first infos soon. Stay tuned!