Ah, live music
. Is there anything better? Maybe a nice new triple-GPU
setup, or possibly a sweet slate of Core i7, but other than that, we're
thinking live music has the edge. Unfortunately, attending your
favorite concerts has become synonymous with going broke, but the same
folks responsible for jacking the prices are now making it easier than
ever to experience your favorite artists up close...but not in the way
you might expect.
Live Nation has teamed up with artists, labels and iTunes
in order to
produce and promote a new section that features live music recordings.
The service is currently live on iTunes, though only about 20 artists
are featured at the moment. The section will expand to tout musicians
such as Ziggy Marley and Jesse McCartney, with prices for the live
shows starting at around $7.99.
We're told that Live Nation has struck licensing deals for publishing
the live performances with both record labels and artists, but it's
still unclear who exactly is signed on. Honestly, we love this idea.
How often have you been to a great performance, only to come home and
wish there were some magical way to get a recording from that very
night? We highly doubt they'll record every single concert from every
single night, but even getting a live recording of a similar setlist
from the same tour would be awesome for most. Would you be willing to
take the plunge here? Particularly if the recording quality was up to