CYAN is a free and independent audio label based in Wuppertal (Germany), providing free legal music under a creative commons license. The audio label was founded in 2009 by Marco and Jana Rockstroh. We think and believe that free music and quality dont have to be a contradiction.
We experienced the electronic music scene since the late 80s through EBM, Techno, House, Drum&Bass and Trance, and we believe in the idea of creative commons: Sharing and distributing music the free and legal way, accessable for all people who are interested in the music we or our featured artists release. We love good Techno, deep Lounge and spacy Ambient, but in general, we are open to all the styles in the wide fields of electronic music.
In the last 8 years, we discovered and released very special music and artists, but we believe that there are much more unique and exciting artists and tracks out there. CYAN represents music with heart and soul, so we are always interested in expanding our artist pool. If you think we exactly mean you, dont hesitate to contact us or to upload your music in the contact section of this website.
The background wallpaper of our website shows a part of the suspension railway and its framework, which characterizes the local cityscape of our hometown Wuppertal. The suspension railway is the primary mass transportation here, heading its way through the city for about 13,3 kilometers. Whenever you are close to Wuppertal, dont miss your chance for a ride and enjoy the post-industrial charme of this city.
Music, videos and publications on this site are released free under the terms of creative commons BY-NC-ND 4.0. You are free to share, to copy, to distribute and to transmit the work under the conditions of attribution to the specific artist and the understanding that the works are not allowed as use for derivative works and commercial use. On further questions about creative commons licenses please contact us via email.
We thank our artists and creatives:
Edmund Gaines (USA), Nick Williams (UK), Alistair Maxwell (Australia), Luis Barceló Sureda (Spain), Juan Pablo (Argentina), Adalsteinn Gudmundsson (Iceland), Ivan Maier (Germany), Tomislav Ocvirek (Croatia), Valter Silva and Roger Coelho (Portugal), Rod van Hoesel (Netherlands), Christian Natvig (Norway), Nicolas Gaugain (France), Hannes-Joshua Thor Barthel (Germany), Andrei-Alexandru Mitrica (Romania), Kristof Du Mon (Belgium), Ross McLean (Scotland), Bradford B. (USA), Bavo B. (Belgium), Sven Langenbacher (Germany), Ingo Schrodt (Germany), Tino Schwarz (Germany), Patrick Cameron (Germany), Patrizia C. (Germany), Alexander Kornilov (Germany), Hans-Jürgen Kellers (Germany), Kati Astraeir (USA), Stan K. Yeatts (USA), Fabio Keiner (Austria), Andreas and Jürgen at XtraChill and all the people who believe in creative commons and good music.
Concept 〉 Marco and Jana Rockstroh Webdesign and Coding 〉 Marco Rockstroh Programming (PHP) 〉 Marco Rockstroh and Alexander Kornilov Graphic Design 〉 Marco Rockstroh Audio Mastering 〉 Marco Rockstroh, Jana Rockstroh and Hannes-Joshua Thor Barthel Video Clips 〉 Marco Rockstroh and Shantamo - www.vimeo.com/shantamo HTML5 Audioplayer and Videoplayer 〉 FWDesign - www.activeden.net