NBC: audience recording

Walter Potter maxdog-blues-l@COMCAST.NET
Tue Oct 23 12:13:51 EDT 2007

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Greg Nagy <gjnagy@GMAIL.COM>
> I personally don't mind people recording, however, I really don't want to
> know about it...as I have a tendency to self-edit.  :)
> I do think the audience ought to respect whatever the artist's wishes may be
> however.   This is a tough business and we work hard for every little bit we
> get.
> Just my two cents.
> g

A audio and/or video recording policy posted on the artist's web site and in their contracts would help. At least that gives the venue and *responsible* "tapers" a clue since the artists can't always be contacted right before a show.

It wouldn't hurt if the venue made a policy as well and posted it. I know some of them don't want any recording of any kind and that is their prerogative, just as it is the artist's. I have seen a few venues that do this but it is an afterthought at most.

But my original comment was that the technology is becoming so cheap, portable and easy to use that people are recording no matter what the policy is. I'm not saying that ignoring policy is right, just that the policies might need to be reconsidered due to inability to effectively stop recording. That the technology is forcing a change in policy. 

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