live recordings: digital downloads soon to be tainted by clear channel

many of us have had the opportunity to purchase a digital recording of a live show we’ve attended (or wish we’ve attended). bands like phish made this popular with their live music downloading system through live phish.com. and bands like moe. and umphrey’s mcgee have even been offering digital copies of their shows just minutes after they finish the encore. but now the corporate giants have caught on, and clear channel is trying to ruin the fun for everyone by turning it into one big commercial. [read more]