TITLE

Live CDs Test-Marketed

AUTHOR(S)
Waddell, Ray
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Billboard;5/17/2003, Vol. 115 Issue 20, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) and DiscLive may be in the live compact disc (CD) business with their respective new concert CD recording ventures, but company executives insist they are not in the record business. Already test-marketed at small venues in the Boston, Massachusetts area by CCE and in New York by DiscLive, the programs offer concert-goers the opportunity to buy CD recordings of a show minutes after it ends. Similarly, Rich Isaacson, chief executive officer of New York-based DiscLive, does not view his fledgling live-concert CD venture as competing with record labels. Artists participating in the CCE program to date--none of whom are signed to major labels--include the Samples, 2 Skinnee J's, Jen Durkin& the Bomb Squad, Spooke Daly Pride, Hybrasil, and Machinery Hall. CCE executive vice president and director of the Instant Live program Steve Simon notes that the project could extend to more high-profile artists and even those signed to major-label deals.
ACCESSION #
9730790

 

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