New York (September 27, 2005)–Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced a partnership with Instant Live, a division of Clear Channel Entertainment’s Music Group, to deliver live recordings to fans immediately following artists’ live performances. Instant Live made news this summer by offering recordings of most of the Black Crows’ reunion tour.
“Instant Live provides a unique product–a custom live music CD that extends the live concert experience and strengthens the connection between artists and fans,” stated Larry Kenswil, president of eLabs, UMG’s new media and technologies division. “We are delighted to be in business with them, offering our consumers even more ways to enjoy the musical experience.”
Instant Live is one of the better known providers of onsite concert recording and distribution, aiming to provide CDs to fans within six minutes of the end of a concert. For fans that are not able to attend a show, the recordings are made available on the Instant Live Web site, individual artists’ Web sites, and participating retailers nationwide. Digital downloads will be made available through digital music retailers.
“Having the world’s largest music company embrace Instant Live is tremendous and we appreciate UMG/eLabs in taking the lead to utilize our services,” said Stephen Prendergast, general manager, Instant Live LLC. “We look forward to providing enhanced revenue and marketing opportunities for the UMG labels and artists.”
A complete schedule of upcoming Universal artists’ Instant Live dates will be available at the company’s website.