Digital Culture News: The Year of Digital Culture frees Estonian music from archives
For the first time, the Year of Digital Culture will bring Estonian music to listeners all over the world for free. There are more than 40,000 pieces of music from both the oldies but goldies to fine contemporary music at netiraadio.ee.
“The lion’s share of Estonian music is in closed archives and phonotheques, we want to bring it to the people, who now have to stay within their homes. At the same time, we are trying to help musicians who cannot give concerts at the moment, “said Martin Aadamsoo, the head of The Year of Digital Culture 2020.
The aim of the web platform is to open a repository of Estonian music and give a wider audience a chance to listen to old and new Estonian music for free. And at the same time, there is also an opportunity to support Estonian musicians during this difficult time.
Due to the ongoing crisis, ERR, the Estonian Authors’ Association, the Estonian Phonogram Producers’ Association as well as the Estonian Performers’ Association and the ticket sales platform Fienta waive their commissions and the entire amount of support goes directly to the musicians.
A very wide range of Estonian music has been collected for the online station. The songs come from Estonian Public Broadcast’s sound library and directly from musicians.
There is something for every taste and they are divided by theme and era as follows: Pop, Colors of jazz, Your moments, Club beat, The dark side, Golden ages, Folk buddies, etc.