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I say so long as they are recording the footage and airing it on YouTube/facebook/etc it's never going to truly be a bad event. Just make sure you don't mess up. I don't get to have much footage taken so when I see cameras recording I make sure to thank them and forward me the video.

That approach seems to work most of the time

Suzanne Lainson

The fact that fans are more engaged with their digital devices than with the music itself has led me to believe they are at concerts more to demonstrate to friends that they are at concerts than to be there for the music.

So I have been planning the future of music based on that. I think given the choice between being a passive fan and being part of the show themselves, fans will opt for the latter. Karaoke was popular (and often did/does better for bars than live music) because it allowed anyone to get up and sing. It isn't even good music, but it is good entertainment.

I've been skeptical of the direct-to-fan concept because I think it is based too much on the idea that there are consuming fans. I see a bigger future in being the "musical enabler" which gives everyone the tools to create their own musical realities. The successful live musician won't put on a show as such. He/she will create a participatory event.


Are we human or are we dancer?

automobiliu dalys

Live shows with digital technologies are more spectacular


This article just show how much history has been lost by writers who think they have invented the wheel. The intent of recording a live show is always superseded by "getting a live show". What happens next is secondary- was it good/bad do a million people see it etc. In the ancient past it used to be the sound guys running a tape of the board. Then came the Walkman Recorder and on and on. But results are the key.
A tape circulated in the 70 of Linda McCartney's vocal isolated from the mix at a live Wings show became her degradation as a non-professional recording artist. And in the late 70's Steve Hillage was caught whining on tape at a UK concert as the first mosh pit participants fought during one of his post hippy concerts as the naive artist was mystified by the new and now violent audience. That show was led to the end of the prog scene. The hidden element, the voyeur, the archivist, the collector, degradation, self grandiosity. Its not a new concept -there have and there always be live recordings -nothing is new- things just get forgotten so new audiences thing they have invented something. Enjoy your time!

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