Live Albums

You walk out, sweating, euphoric, your head all a buzz with music from the live concert you just saw, and you think to yourself, “Damn, I wish I could have recorded that…”

Well, I just read an article about a new website, still in “public BETA phase” called livetunesstore.com

Founders Rich Allen and Pete Webber came up with the wonderful idea for a platform that allows artists to sell “professional recordings” of their live performances to their avid fans. This way fans “…will enjoy the show rather than trying to juggle their phone..” to record the concert.


Aside from the little discovery I made today, I would also like to share with you the second half of my comment on the article about livetunesstore.com. One of the statements the author made in the first paragraph didn’t sit right with me (directly quoted the line from the author, not my grammar errors FYI). Here it is:

One more thing… I have some thoughts I wanted to share with you about one of your statements…

“This is a understandable trend that is likely to continue as consumer demand new ways in which to consume the music they love.”

I don’t think consumers are demanding new ways to consume music. In fact, I’d say it’s the industry’s attempt to monetize the listening experience in every way possible; the industry demands it.
Labels and artists alike need to make a profit (in some cases just a mere living would be enough) With the ever increasing losses from traditional music sales (CDs, digital downloads) they’re getting as creative as possible to fill the void. Since the options are out there, consumers are just trying them out to see which provides them with the best experience.

That’s all for now, and remember… keep it sounding right!

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