Netlabels

A list of interesting netlabels here.

A netlabel is basically a makeshift music label run from someone's home over the Internet. Netlabels usually declare them as non-profit organizations. They upload their entire catalogs to websites like archive.org. Most netlabels seem to specialize in electronic music and experimental stuff, but some branch out further than these or even avoid them altogether. People who run netlabels often collaborate with one another on projects (including, but not limited to, splits, comps, and mashups). Very few of the artists on these labels gain any local recognition (exceptions do exist), and quite a few do "gigs" in places like bedrooms and at house parties.