The Los Angeles Times had a nice little article on August 8th about how the music industry is becoming more englightened about the concept of free sharing of live concert recordings. Following the lead of the Grateful Dead, more bands are allowing the fans to preserve those special once-in-a-lifetime performances… as long as the music isn’t sold for profit by bootleggers.
Sounds good to me. If it weren’t for archival, not-for-sale recordings, I would never be able to hear versions of LOUIE LOUIE by such musicians as Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, The Doors, Jonathan Richman, Lou Reed, Neil Diamond, or even …. the Grateful Dead!