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Instant live CDs of a concert

Clear Channel Concerts, the nation's largest concert promoter, has ambitious plans to record live CDs of its shows and sell them to patrons within five minutes after those shows end. Clear Channel is targeting Boston as the first site for the new plan, according to sources within the organization.

Multiple CD burners would be brought in, and the live CDs would probably sell for around $15 in the same way that T-shirts and other merchandise can be purchased after concerts. No one knows what the demand would be, but the project is expected to begin at club shows within a couple of months, then be refined and work its way up to the amphitheater level, though that may not happen until next year, sources say. [..]

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5 Responses:

  1. atakra says:

    This gives me *EVEN MORE* respect for Clearchannel!
    Now if I can get off their damn mailing list...

    Damn, I thought this sort of thing died with Jerry Garcia.

  2. baconmonkey says:

    you can't escape them. They own the advertizing rights in many airports, including SFO.


  3. belgand says:

    Wow only $15?!? To think that I spent $15-20 at the door (+$2 if you're under 21 at a disturbing number of places), $0-4 for parking depending on venue, $4-6 worth of gas to even get to the show. Fuck, I guess some people out there actually drink, but I don't have any idea what that would cost... say $4 more and be done. We're pushing $32-35 for the show now and that's before merch even. Considering I can usually get the cd direct from the band for $10 at most shows why in the hell would I pay $15 for something I've already been fucked at for twice that?

    To think that at one time the Dead Kennedys thought that paying $10 was getting fucked. At least we don't have the 15' high stage... not at most venues... for now.

  4. giles says:

    What will they do if someone plays a cover of "Imagine" in concert?