Dusted Wax Kingdom – The Trip-hop Netlabel

(click here to watch on the Vimeo site: http://vimeo.com/rumena/dustedwax)

running time: 17:05 min.

Some people collect records. Mitko is different – he collects artists.
Find out what drives the Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel and meet one of the people
behind modern Trip-hop in this 17-minute short documentary.

The Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel, based on the Black Sea coast in Varna, Bulgaria,
has been releasing Trip-hop music for over five years.
Everything they create is shared for free with their listeners,
spreading the love and passion for old-school samples and beats.

Some of them only do it for the fun; others are making great money
out of a new and unique business model.
Find out how they create, why they release their music independently
and what inspires them to keep going.

This is the first ever documentary film about a netlabel, made in Bulgaria.
It is released under a Creative Commons license.

The film looks at the digital phenomenon of netlabels,
using the Dusted Wax Kingdom as a case study.

It features a high quality, free, fully Creative Commons licensed Trip-hop soundtrack
with unique music from the netlabel.

To find out more about the Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel, visit dustedwax.org

If you enjoyed the film, please share it and help more people find out about this unique music.


FMP – netlabels documentary – more notes

Today I spoke to Martyn Lee, lecturer in Sound & Music in our department, to discuss possible directions and research ideas for the project.

Here are my assorted notes:

– Self-published music producers & their experience of promoting the music: it’s too much for one person to do with all the distribution, publicity, marketing etc.

Maybe get the perspective of someone who’s gone the traditional route of music labels, then netlabels, to compare and contrast the experience & results?

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Protesting ACTA – documentary task for #creativact

Here is a short documentary piece we filmed this weekend.

Me, Jessica Dash and Helena Borthwick went to Birmingham’s Victoria Square to capture the protest against ACTA. Sadly, there were only 7 people protesting, and most of them were Eastern European.
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