01 May 2004, 20:30

Bring the rock home with you

Looks like that under its new ownership eMusic (see previously) has started to branch out. They’re starting a trial for a service that will put kiosks in rock clubs where you can pay to get mp3s of a show immediately afterwards. I’d heard previously of places where you could purchase a cd of the show, but this way you can just get the show on a keychain memory stick. That seems like a much better idea to me. Not only because I rip all my cds to mp3 right away anyway, but because without the need for recordable media it might be cheaper and more appealing to venues. I certainly hope it catches on. Live recordings usually don’t do too much for me (depending on the band) but to be able listen to the shows you’ve been to and hear specific parts you remember (“And here’s where that drunken idiot yelled ‘Freebird’ right during the quiet part of this song…”), well I think that’d be great.


Comment by Carrie on 2004-05-02 19:25:02 +0000

The concert mp3 thing sounds great … it’s so … futuristic! 😉

Comment by G on 2004-05-03 18:35:50 +0000