The Live Music Archive Lets You Stream/Download More Than 250,000 Concert Recordings–for Free


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The Web Archive keeps a massive Live Music Archive of concert recordings, not every one of them by the Grateful Dead. There are greater than 17,000 such recordings in its Grateful Dead collection– 2,000 greater than when last we featured it here on Open Culture— yet one have to contrast that number to the 250,000 things currently in the entire of theLMA “It would certainly be a terrific tale to have the very first product as component of the collection to be some unusual Grateful Dead taping from 1968,” claims a message at the Web Archive blog site assessing the twentieth wedding anniversary of the LMA in 2014, “yet it is in fact a humble Rusted Root audience recording from August 24, 2001.”

Along with Rusted Origin and also the Grateful Dead, you can stream or download and install a wide range of tape-recorded real-time programs from bands like Little Feat, Blues Traveler, My Morning Jacket, Los Lobos, and also the Smashing Pumpkins, in addition to singer-songwriters like Warren Zevon, Elliott Smith, Jack Johnson, Robyn Hitchcock, and also John Mayer.

Exactly how large or slim a selection of music experiences these names summon will, obviously, depend upon your point of view. Yet if they do share a significant particular alike, it’s the truth, to their real followers, their real-time efficiencies matter for as high as– or, usually, greater than– their workshop recordings. The truest (or a minimum of most practically proficient) such followers have actually contributed their time and also abilities to make these real-time efficiencies openly available and also constantly relivable on the LMA.

” For several years, concert-goers tape-recorded and also traded tapes, yet in 2002, the Web Archive provided a trustworthy framework to protect efficiencies documents,” writes the Internet Archive’s Caralee Adams in a post noting the uploading of 250,000 recordings. “Partnering with the etree songs neighborhood, the Live Music Archive was developed to give continuous, open door to lossless and also MP3-encoded sound recordings.” Over the previous 21 years, “greater than 8,000 musicians have actually permitted to have recordings of their programs archived on the Live Music Archive, and also individuals from worldwide have actually paid attention to documents greater than 600 million times.” Whether you enjoy jam bands, if you have actually ever before appreciated real-time songs, look via the LMA’s 250 terabytes of recordings made in locations from arenas to community cafe. There’ll be a show for you, no charge for admission.

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Based in Seoul, Colin Marshall composes and also broadcas ts on cities, language, and also society. His jobs consist of the Substack e-newsletter Books on Cities, guide The Stateless City: a Go Through 21st-Century Los Angeles and also the video clip collection The City in Cinema Follow him on Twitter at @colinmarshall or on Facebook


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