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Postby Lainie » Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:13 am

Downloaded some of the MP3s, am really impressed :)
still think it's a good way to spread music online

would it be too much of a bandwidth killer to have some mp3s of live shows? Just wondering~ :D

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Postby Eric » Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:41 pm

Lainie wrote: Downloaded some of the MP3s, am really impressed :)
still think it's a good way to spread music online

would it be too much of a bandwidth killer to have some mp3s of live shows? Just wondering~ :D

If I understand correctly, part of the problem is that the live shows'll most likely have songs which are on the next album, which hasn't been released yet. It could create a problem for album promotion and sales if there are freely available versions of those songs. So we'll see ... maybe after Warm Strangers is out it'll be okay?

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Postby Michele » Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:01 pm

I have two short shows now that only have Waking Hour songs. I don't do MP3s though :P They're available in <a href='http://etree.org/' target='_blank'>lossless format</a> (SHN) for broadband users, and I'm happy to send out audio CDs by <a href='http://www.mcnichol.com/bnp/' target='_blank'>B&Ps</a> for people who don't want to download 'em.

The bandwidth problem can be eliminated if Vienna would allow her music to be put up on <a href='http://www.archive.org/audio/etree.php' target='_blank'>archive.org</a> (hint hint plead plead) and I think they're gonna start experimenting so that MP3 distributions will also be allowed. But some bands don't use the site because there's no person-to-person trading involved when you just download a show.

I'll be offering up more shows when Warm Strangers comes out. I don't think I'm going to be doing the Waking Hour full live thing for a while...I'm not happy with all the versions on it, and I figure it's gone on long enough that people can just make their own version when the next album comes out and more shows float around.


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